Cache Partition Size Can Block 50MB APK’s

April 16th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

While it is great to be allowed to upload APK files up to 50MB a piece, developer 10tons has discovered a problem within the Android system itself that could make 50MB APK’s invisible…

As it turns out, devices can only download and install APK files that fit in their Cache Partition. In some devices (like the HTC Wildfire S), the cache is smaller (i.e. 35MB). As a result, the APK (even though the game could run on the device) doesn’t show up on Google Play for those devices. The size differs a lot. The HTC Sensation for example has a cache of 80MB while the Nexus S has 500MB available.

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