HUGH increase in APK size with Google Play Service component

ChintanNaikChintanNaik INMember

Hello friends,

Adding unified Google Play Service component in our App has increased .APK (release version) size by 4+ MB. To make sure that there is nothing wrong with our app, we tried adding the component in a simple hello world app (by default created by Xamarin IDE). Below is the finding.

.APK size before adding Google Play Service component was 4.8 MB.
Just after adding the component (with no other change) the size came to 12.5 MB.

It's worrying. Do anybody of you have any idea why this is happening and is there any workaround to reduce the size?

Thanks and regards,
CN.

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