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Windows Phone Store OTA download limit may be increasing to 100MB

0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2013, 13:33 posted on

If you're downloading larger apps or games, you're more than likely going to do it while you're on Wi-Fi; but, with the expansion of LTE, that has been changing a bit. Faster cellular connections make it easier to download larger files, but most platforms have a size limit for over-the-air (OTA) downloads. It looks like Windows Phone may be increasing its limit though...

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posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:46 4

1. alterecho (Posts: 1097; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

It doesn't matter. After the OS eats up half of the memory under 'other storage', for no apparent reason, you can't install anything else in 8gb devices.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 14:57 2

5. elitewolverine (Posts: 4157; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Do you even know what the 'other' storage is? I have seen you cry about this more than once, But i dont think you really do.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 16:06 4

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

That issue was fixed in update 2.. Brush up on your WP knowledge.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:33 2

16. muhsen (Posts: 278; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

btw this issue has been solved since june with amber update...its time for u to leave the rock u live under for the past few months!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 20:29

17. alterecho (Posts: 1097; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

I'm on Amber, but my storage info reads:
other - 2.40 gb (sometimes goes upto 3.49 gb)
system - 1.93 gb.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 13:50 2

2. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

The limit should be removed entirely. Other storage can be cleared using Storage Check.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 14:50 1

4. cezarepc (Posts: 674; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

Great, exactly what I was hoping for. Happy that MS devs are listening to customers, though system wide file manager would be higher on my list (they say this is coming soon).

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 15:27

8. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

It's very uncommon to see a foreign write Brasil with "S"... :)

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 16:31 3

13. Promethius26 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)

Are you all idiots?? This article is referring to the size of file you can download over the air on a Windows phone, not the size of the apps you can have on your phone. Jeez, I had to register just to berate you.

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 17:06 2

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Well, most of us know that.. At least us WP Users do.. The problem is that these Android user who don't even like WP always have to be on every WP article talking about stuff they don't know..

posted on 03 Dec 2013, 22:40

20. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Know what android doesn't have that WP8 does? A download limit over mobile data (Yes it warns you if you try it but it takes a couple taps to disable it). Thats one thing you guys can keep.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 01:04

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I could care less.. With a limited data plan I always download big games and apps over WiFi anyways.. Once again, who cares❔ And, once again, I could never care what Android can do...
99% of smartphone users don't even run into a situation where they would even think about something as petty as this.. The way I see it the cap just saves people from using up all there data allowance.. They could lower the cap for all I care.. Besides, with the exception of some good games what apps are over 100mb❔...

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