Quick Note: Windows Phone 7/8 Over-the-Air Download Cap Raised to 50MB
January 21, 2013 10:39 PM
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It was previously 20MB
Windows Phone 7 and 8 users can now download files up to 50MB, which is more than double the previous cap.
Microsoft had previously implemented a data cap of 20MB for over-the-air downloads of games and apps on a cellular connection. This applied to both Windows Phone 7 and
Windows Phone 8
However, it looks like the company quietly increased that cap to 50MB. It's unclear when this happened exactly, but those with Windows Phone 7 or 8 can now download larger files over their cellular network.
Last month, Google said it wouldn't
develop dedicated apps
for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 because of a lack of demand. More specifically, it won't develop Gmail or Drive dedicated apps.
Windows Phone Central
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RE: What's the point of this?
1/23/2013 12:27:44 AM
Ever heard of El Tee E? They are upgrading their networks. The problem is that it is very costly to do so over a large nation where more and more people are getting data-hungry smartphones. There's only so much bandwidth to go around.
Regardless, I'd be OK with a stern warning about data usage and long download times before allowing you to proceed.
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