Google bumps maximum Android app size to 4GB, changes return window policy

Have you ever downloaded a game from Gameloft? If so, you probably had to install the app and then download a large expansion file (1-3GB) over Wi-Fi. I don’t know about you but I find that really annoying. Thankfully, Google has decided to do something about it. They announced today that they are upping the size of applications from 50MB to a whooping 4GB. However, APK files will keep the usual 50MB size limit.

With this new 4GB size limit, Android developers will have the ability to upload two expansion files with up to 2GB in size in each. This means that you will be able to safely download an application directly from Google servers instead of going to the developer’s.

Rest assured that before you download a specific application and especially games, you will be able to see the size of the file first, which will allow you to make sure you have enough space on your device or microSD card. Another cool thing is that the 15 minute return window now starts at the end of the download of the whole app, whereas before it expired before the expansion file even finished loading.

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via Android Developers