I have same question. Size of installed app is very big after adding SDK. How could we shrink it?
Android itself has recently introduced a lot of great tech that addresses app size and app thinning.
However, the ArcGIS Runtime API has a dependency on a very large native library that simply cannot be reduced. Your application code CAN take advantage of Android tools for shrinking, as this code is Java/Kotlin. But at the end of the day, it's the required native lib that cannot be reduced in size.
I hope this helps. I know it's not the answer many are hoping for. This is where we are today.
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