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Old 28-04-2013, 12:19
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Can someone plz explain why gp shows app size as 1 thing then when u install its more (& dont say its added data, im taking about basic app size not app & data together) is this the size the app was when 1st put up? (b4 many updates.
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:25
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Dunno how apps are stored but size on gp might be like a compressed download size but by time it uncompresses and installs its then larger
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:26
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Can someone plz explain why gp shows app size as 1 thing then when u install its more (& dont say its added data, im taking about basic app size not app & data together) is this the size the app was when 1st put up? (b4 many updates.
First of all:- To avoid misunderstandings, please don't use 'txt spk' and try to ensure your post is relatively typo-free.

Second, What does it matter? The app size it says when you download IS the app size it downloads. Once it installs it can get sightly bigger as the app downloaded is compressed. Even computers do this. Added on data is another reason.

Apples app store does the exact same.
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:30
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Because the files are compressed or may call more files to install in the install process.
Perhaps you are worried about free space on your phone?
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:42
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As above that'll be the download size. Whatever android version of zip file is. It unpacks larger and installs
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:43
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First of all:- To avoid misunderstandings, please don't use 'txt spk' and try to ensure your post is relatively typo-free.

Second, What does it matter? The app size it says when you download IS the app size it downloads. Once it installs it can get sightly bigger as the app downloaded is compressed. Even computers do this. Added on data is another reason.

Apples app store does the exact same.

FFS...Biting lip, dont get banned..bite lip.

Get a grip.
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:02
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FFS...Biting lip, dont get banned..bite lip.

Get a grip.
I'm sure you will soon enough anyway....
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:03
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:11
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First of all:- To avoid misunderstandings, please don't use 'txt spk' and try to ensure your post is relatively typo-free.

Second, What does it matter? The app size it says when you download IS the app size it downloads. Once it installs it can get sightly bigger as the app downloaded is compressed. Even computers do this. Added on data is another reason.

Apples app store does the exact same.
Should only allow text speak on mobile discussion board.
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Old 28-04-2013, 14:43
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Should only allow text speak on mobile discussion board.
LOL. Guess if its gonna rear its head it'll be in here.
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Old 28-04-2013, 15:39
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Stiggles was only quoting from the posting tips at the bottom of the page. Even on a phone, there's no excuse for 'txt spk' any more now there is predictive text.
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Old 28-04-2013, 16:43
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Should only allow text speak on mobile discussion board.
Err, and we should only post from a mobile device?
You seem to be going back to the dark ages of mobile usage. Besides, if you want to be understood and get help, it's best to write clearly and in full sentences.
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