My very simple Xamarin Android app startup time is about 5 second on a decent Samsung A5 mobile, reading through lot of comments, generic solution is to switch on AOT. For example: blog.xamarin.com/5-ways-boost-xamarin-forms-app-startup-time/
However, **I cannot find that option in my Xamarin VS2017 **Android Build options dialog (Xamarin: 126.96.36.1996 / Xamarin.Android 188.8.131.52)
I found in your release notes, that it has be REMOVED in 6.1: developer.xamarin.com/releases/android/xamarin.android_6/xamarin.android_6.1/
AOT and AOT+LLVM support has always been experimental. It has been discovered that AOT+LLVM support hasn't worked since at least Xamarin.Android 6.0; the AOT+LLVM compiler executed but didn't do anything. During QA, it was determined that in attempting to fix the "AOT+LLVM didn't do anything" issue, the AOT+LLVM compiler instead crashed.
Consequently, AOT+LLVM support has been disabled in the Xamarin.Android 6.1 release. It will be re-enabled in a future release.
My question, when will it back?
And is it possible to force somehow to use? Like adding manually to project xml or so?