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This. Every word of it.
A poverty trap is "any self-reinforcing mechanism which causes poverty to persist." If it persists from generation to generation, the trap begins to reinforce itself if steps are not taken to break the cycle. Think of a poor person that can't afford even to buy in bulk from the supermarket, ...
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In Building for Billions talk at Google I/O, Google suggests that the sweet spot for app size is 10MB. So, let's look at the installed sizes of some Google apps on my Moto G running Android 5.1, shall we? Note that this does not include the "data" component - just the "app".

- Play services: 125MB
- G+: 65MB
- Play Store: 35MB
- Play Music: 48MB
- Play Movies: 24MB
- Play Games: 28MB
- Play Books: 29MB
- Play Newsstand: 38MB
- GMail: 35MB
- Inbox: 53MB
- Photos: 58MB

Some of these are auto-updated and the user does not even have a chance to prevent the update AFAIK (Play Store, Play Services for example). On lower end devices, the user can at least uninstall other apps in order to save space or bandwidth. But, can they uninstall some of these core apps?

It would be nice if Google led by example, wouldn't it?
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Google is terrible at designing and even their most basic testing for slow, expensive, unreliable networks. 
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Just lost count of the number of awesome new features in Android Studio 2.2. Big round of applause to the Android Tools Team.
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Can't wait till it is morning to try this out
In this codelab, you'll learn about ConstraintLayout—a new type of layout available in the Android Support repository built on top of a flexible constraint system. By the end of this codelab, you'll be able to play with the layout editor in Android Studio and build a relatively complex layout.
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Dedicated "Run with Coverage"  button in AS2.2
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Android Instant Apps - Game changer
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I wonder how IDE developers actually test their code during everyday development. Imagine having to build an entire IDE for every small change.
Basically what I'm asking is - what's the InstantRun for IDE development?
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APK Analyzer - awesome!
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Impressed with AS 2.2 integration with ConstraintLayout. You don't even need to add the required library in build.gradle yourself. You can convert existing layouts to ConstraintLayout and if the dependency is not there, AS will offer to add it for you.

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Firebase completely integrated into AS 2.2!
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Interesting to understand how permissions play with Instant Apps
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Whoa new Layout Designer
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