Delta updates go live in Google Play Store

Delta updates go live in Google Play Store

What’s the point in downloading a new version of that big 20MB application if the only thing that is different is the addition of new language support?  Why bother wasting the bandwidth and eating away at the limited data plan that you’ve got?

Delta updates, which were announced back at Google I/O in June, have gone live in the Google Play Store.  Android Police, who seem to be first to notice, advise that things seem to be working for previous Google Play releases.

Now, instead of pulling down a full-sized app over and over, these smart updates only add or fix the stuff that has changed since the last release.  This will be a blessing to batteries, data plans, and a user’s time.

The delta update stuff has not been officially announced in a blog post as of yet however several outlets are  trying to get a statement from Google.

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6577 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

GameStop to carry the Nexus 7, now taking preorders

  I’ll say this of GameStop: they’ve done an excellent job of seeing the writing on the wall regarding the future of gaming and adapting their sales structure accordingly. Recognizing

News and Rumors

Unleash Your Inner Stalker with Mobistealth

Mobistealth doesn’t play coy when describing their services.  Right out of the gate, they bill their software as “Spy Software for Android”.  For as low as $49.99 (3 mo subscription),

News and Rumors

Hurdles? Already?

Pretty much anyone with an internet capable phone will tell you that accessing the web on a mobile device is nothing like using a PC. Many websites do not view

2 Comments

  1. Trevor Sullivan
    August 17, 09:18 Reply

    I just updated Dead Trigger this morning, and it didn’t seem to use delta updates. I’m running Google Play Store 3.7.15 on my Nexus 7.

Leave a Reply