lg user, 29 Sep 2015im not finding this stupid by any means because it is not a secret that android uses ram memor... moreright new android versions are not managing internal vs external memory properly ...if u install a game 1.5 gb size... a lot data is still with internal memory after moving data to sd card .... noticed it with lollipop on moto g 2014 ... used to have xperia play with 512 internal 300 mbs for user and i can tell u that in that time i was able to install a lot of apps and games moving data to sd card and no root was requeried for that ... android 2.3.3 gingerbread used to be better in this situation for low memory ... because i used to install games like shadow gun,nfs mostwanted,asphalt 8 lagging,dead trigger,and a few more ...almost all emulators, msocial apps and updating apps preinstalled so ...why i dint ran out of memory with 300 mb .. but with moto g 2014 8 gb storage i was able only to update all apps came with phone and installed a few games like asphalt 8...mk x , angry birds,cut the robe ,bubble blaze, .... can google explain this to me... having a 32 gb memory unused by the way. and got message memory full.... so dissaponted
Anonymous1213, 29 Sep 2015Man you're clueless. When you say nothing running in the background did you use a ram manager ... moreim not finding this stupid by any means because it is not a secret that android uses ram memory unnesscesarily ....even when u boot the phone after charghing....u go to my apps and u look for the running apps wich ** will not appear on task manager ** .... and ur phone is using memory for apps like facebook ,facebook messanger ,wassp... for example... ** log out apps ** by the way .... any way having apps in background reduce performance no matter the os.... the performance should ** increase ** if nothing is using ram and your ghz .... internal storage has to do only with updates and big sized games.
West, 29 Sep 2015"... larger apps require more data to download and install on a mobile network, as well as red... moreandroid app manager displays all the running apps.Iphones dont allow such access.
West, 29 Sep 2015"... larger apps require more data to download and install on a mobile network, as well as red... moreMan you're clueless. When you say nothing running in the background did you use a ram manager to tell you what it using the ram or did you just stupidly mean you had no apps open?
And calm down, its just a friendly reminder to developers so they don't use the space to their own detriment when its meant for them.
Devices with limited built-in memory.
Isn't a that 16 GB Nexus ?
"... larger apps require more data to download and install on a mobile network, as well as reduce performance on devices with limited RAM and built-in storage..."
1) large apps require more data to download? wow! never knew! so does media sync and other data sync which you obstinately push. its all 'cloud' now isn't it??
2) reduction in performance? blame your own OS itself for gawd's sake!
3) devices with limited RAM or built-in storage? android easily uses 1.2 gb of RAM in a 1.5 gb phone. nothing running in the back. again, the OS. as for storage, you screwed that up first with nexus and android 4.
mir, 29 Sep 2015And yet the new nexus phones are still having 16gb of internal memory.At least they finally woke up and threw the SD card slot there, but yes 32 GB would be the minimum nowadays.
As far as the changes in Play Store go, I think the best ones where when the data is downloaded on the same moment as the app (not after launch), so refunds actually work now, and updating only the needed files, not re-downloading a huge game from scratch.
This is more a developer thing.
Developers were already allowed to have expansions on their apps of up to 4gb or something. Having more space for the apk download should help them but no reason it will actually lead to bigger apps. Most of the heavy games and stuff go way beyond it anyway.