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[Discuss] Nexus 5X

One word on why an app needs 100MB: games. All those visuals and
sounds take up space.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:
> I just spent money and ordered a new Google Nexus 5X phone. I didn't want
> the bigger phone they also introduced today, but I did sweat over two
> details on this one: Do I get the extra flash storage capacity (bah, no
> micro SD slot in these phones), for $50? Do I get the $69 protection plan
> that includes my dropping it on the ground for two years?
> I decided to get both.
>  - The protection plan because I do drop my phone now and then, and I will
> have it for two at least years.
>  - The extra flash storage because I expect to have it for more than two
> years, and I always run short of storage. Not that *I* fill it up with crap,
> everyone else does: just yesterday Google said they raised the limit for
> Play Store .apk files from 50MB to 100MB. Why on earth does a phone app need
> 100MB of space!?
> I also ordered a USB-C to USB-A cable. Another new standard, yet again...
> -kb, the Kent whose storage spending habit is offline maps...they can be
> big, and it is a big planet.
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