Latest in Gear

Image credit: ilbusca via Getty Images

Google Play update enables smaller app installs

You might also see the 'Try Now' button more frequently in the future.
129 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

ilbusca via Getty Images

Google has implemented changes to the Play Store, which could translate to smaller applications that are much, much kinder to your phone's storage and memory. Earlier this year, it introduced a new app publishing format called Android App Bundle that allows the Play Store to install just what the application needs to function. Now Google has announced updates to the format during its annual Play Store event that can ensure apps are at least 8 percent smaller upon download.

In addition, you might be seeing more apps that you can try before you spring for a purchase. Google has expanded its Instant App program to include premium titles and pre-registration campaigns, so you'll be able to take participating games for a spin. Just look for titles with the "Try Now" button. And since Google has increased the size limit of Instant Apps to 10MB, you can probably expect to experience more of what a title can offer before having to decide to spend money on it.

Google

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
129 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

'Ruined King' is Riot's RPG based on 'League of Legends'

'Ruined King' is Riot's RPG based on 'League of Legends'

View
'Ultimate Rivals: The Rink' is an old-school hockey game with a twist

'Ultimate Rivals: The Rink' is an old-school hockey game with a twist

View
Watch 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' running on the new Xbox Series X

Watch 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' running on the new Xbox Series X

View
'Godfall' is a fantasy 'looter-slasher' RPG from Gearbox for PS5

'Godfall' is a fantasy 'looter-slasher' RPG from Gearbox for PS5

View
The next Xbox is called Series X and it looks like a PC tower

The next Xbox is called Series X and it looks like a PC tower

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr