Friday, August 17, 2012

Google Play gets Partial Delta Updates

It was promised a while back, but only now Google has decided to enable the partial delta updates for its  App updates on Google Play (something that might have been delayed due to some unforseen DRM issues that popped up lately).

What does this mean? That instead of having to fully download a complete App because of an update that only changed a spelling mistake on a sentence, you'll only need to download the few bytes that were actually changed. In real world circumstances, it most likely means you'll only need to download about 3MB for a 6MB App update. Something that will help both Google and us to save valuable megabytes of data traffic - especially if you're on a metered mobile internet data plan where every single precious megabyte counts.

[via AndroidPolice]

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