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Why are android packages so large?

My entire project folder is only 48mb in size and yet when I package it for android it takes up 1.2gb on my phone?

Why is it so large and why is Tappy Chicken so small when its packaged?

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asked Oct 27 '14 at 10:48 AM in Packaging & Deployment

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Oscar Cooke-Abbott
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Some of us have already talked about it in this forum https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/141532/releasing-for-android-size-workaround.html#answer-203991

look for my comment to my answer i think you are suffering from what we just did.

And to answer your question tappy chicken for some reason has a smaller engine library within its apk its content is 13.5 mb all uncompressed in the final apk.

All of us are using a engine library that's 60mb -> 20mb compressed they are using 43mb -> 13mb compressed

Why? How? Magic? noone from unreal has really answered any of us till this point.

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answered Apr 10 '15 at 05:05 PM

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