Android devs make room for larger apps as Google doubles APK size to 100MB

Bigger doesn't always mean better, but Google's decision to double the maximum size of APKs in Google Play may prove to be a hit with Android developers.

The company said the previous limit of 50MB APKs will now be increased to 100MB, which means developers can theoretically create more rich mobile experiences. Of course, this could mean larger apps take longer to download and eat up smartphone users' data plans.

Still, there seemed to be plenty of pent-up demand for larger APKs based on what Android devs were saying on Twitter: 

Some devs suggested that a larger app size reflects the latest trends in mobile: 

Not everyone sounded thrilled, though: 

And experienced app makers suggested that, compared to Apple, choosing Google's platform still comes with some limitations: