16 May 2016
We all know that Google Play Store is one of the biggest app stores and if we are talking only about Android apps, then it is definitely the biggest app store. It has all the apps well-organized with detailed information so that you can decide whether a particular app matches your need/preference.
The Play Store also shows app size so that you can check whether your Android device has enough storage space for installation. But there was a drawback in the way Google used to handle app updates. It was quite confusing for many as the app description showed the original app size. And when you used to tap the Update button, it again displayed the original app size but when you look at the notification panel, it used to show the download percentage depending on the size of that particular update. It is quite confusing, right? But the good news is that Google has now fixed this issue.
Now, when you will receive a new app update, you can go to the app description to see the size of the update. And when you will start updating the app, you will see the size of the update. In the screenshots below, you can see that I have received an update for the game Marvel Contest of Champions. While the actual app size is more than 1GB, the app description is showing the size around 95MB which is the size of the update. This is also the size shown when I started updating the
So, now Google has made it easier for you to figure out how big an app update is. You can check it for yourself by visiting any app's description page on Play Store. If you do not see the change immediately, the wait for some time as it seems to be a server-side change.