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The APK size somehow increased from the last time

Hi folks. Few months ago I published a game, the APK size was 25MB, and it is already up in the Play store.

Now, I have a plan to change all the images of this game. So I worked on it, got all the new images, opened the same project file and replaced all these new images. Also I made sure the new images are almost exactly the same size of the previous project's images (I want to maintain the APK size).

When I publish/signed the APK of this newly edited game, the APK size became 40MB. For some reason it jumped from 25MB to 40MB ! I've check in the project folders, the images folder, scenes folder, actors etc... are all the same sizes as my old project's (I backed up my old project file). So why is the size increased, or am I missing something?

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  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited December 2016

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  • ToqueToque Posts: 1,182Member
    edited December 2016

    @ElectroFox said:
    Hi folks. Few months ago I published a game, the APK size was 25MB, and it is already up in the Play store.

    Now, I have a plan to change all the images of this game. So I worked on it, got all the new images, opened the same project file and replaced all these new images. Also I made sure the new images are almost exactly the same size of the previous project's images (I want to maintain the APK size).

    When I publish/signed the APK of this newly edited game, the APK size became 40MB. For some reason it jumped from 25MB to 40MB ! I've check in the project folders, the images folder, scenes folder, actors etc... are all the same sizes as my old project's (I backed up my old project file). So why is the size increased, or am I missing something?

    I wonder if the old images were actually deleted or replaced or is both images in the image folder???? Pure guess here.... Open the package and check and see.

  • ElectroFoxElectroFox Posts: 22Member, PRO

    I have replaced by overwriting them with the new images, and checked the package, the old images are all gone/deleted.

    I understand that GS adds like 10MB to the APK after publishing. That might be the case, but it still doesn't explain why my previous app is only 25MB, and this new one 40MB.

  • ToqueToque Posts: 1,182Member
    edited December 2016

    I think I remember reading that the actual app size will be smaller than the package size...........

  • ElectroFoxElectroFox Posts: 22Member, PRO

    @Toque said:
    I think I remember reading that the actual app size will be smaller than the package size...........

    I guess I'll find out when publish it to the stores. Will let you guys know then.

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