Updates to your Android Apps Will Now Be Half of What They Used to Be

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Android Apps Development Updates

Lack of storage in your Smartphones will no longer be an issue as Google has made a significant change in its Play Store app delivery system which will help to boost up updates and lower data consumption by shrinking their size. Now mobile app development companies will have something more in their hand to play with.The number of mobile application updates being given by Android apps developer has been seen on a stable rise. An updated algorithm will lower the size of updates by as much as fifty percent by downloading only the necessary changes to APK files and integrating them with current files – introducing a far more proficient system than earlier implemented.

For about ninety-eight percent of application updates from the Play Store, only alters (deltas) to APK files are downloaded and combined with the current files, minimizing the size of updates. They recently released a delta algorithm, bsdiff, which further decreases patches by up to fifty percent or more as compared to the earlier algorithm.

“Bsdiff is exclusively aimed to generate more resourceful deltas of native libraries by taking benefit of the explicit ways in which compiled native code alters between versions.

Google first released maintenance for delta updates – which included just the modification – dating back to 2012, but the latest algorithm enhances the system quite significantly.

Take an example from Chrome:

Patch Description                            Previous Patch Size                    Bsdiff Size           

M46 to M47 major updates                        22.8 MB                                      12.9 MB

M47 minor updates                                   15.3 MB                                        3.6 MB

Google’s remarkable latest algorithm has also been extended to APK Expansion Files – generally used for large files in things such as games – for the first time. This addition will reduce the download size of initial installs by about twelve percent, and updates by significant sixty-five percent on an average.

Mobile Applications that make use of uncompressed native libraries is going to experience the major improvement, whereas those which have already been shrunk can only expect about five percent decrease.

The number of mobile application updates being given by Android apps developers has been seen on a stable rise as per Google, and so its plethora of users can seize the latest versions quicker than before and that too using fewer data while doing so. To help users more, now Google will also report the size of the delta update before the download.

Google’s newest Play Store update is releasing now, but as usual, this may take a while before it reaches your devices. Now, mobile android apps developer will need to pull their socks to show their experience and skills to provide updates taking less space in mobiles.

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