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Microsoft Reportedly Increasing Windows Phone OTA Downloads To 100MB

windows storeWhen it comes to OTA downloads, most mobile operating systems will place a cap on the download to prevent users from accidentally exceeding the data cap allotted to them by their carriers. For iOS the limit has been increased to 100MB with iOS 7 (originally from 20MB), and it looks like Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform will soon be getting an increase in its cap as well. This is according to several reports where some users have claimed that their OTA limit has since been raised to 100MB as well, although this does not appear to be widespread yet.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft increased their OTA cap. Back when Windows Phone 7 was first launched, the cap was set at 20MB before being raised to 50MB, but now it looks like Microsoft will be bumping it to 100MB. For the most part, most OTA updates tend to be relatively small, but we suppose having the freedom of 100MB gives developers a chance to create bigger updates, or allow users to update their apps freely without having to wait until they get home or get to a WiFi location. In any case there is a chance Microsoft is rolling this out on a regional basis, so perhaps it might be a while before we receive it ourselves. In the meantime if you have received the update, do let us know in the comments below!

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