An .apk file extension denotes an Android Package (APK) file. This file format, a variant of the JAR format, is used for distributing and installing bundled components onto the Android operating system.

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A couple of megabytes saved might not look much to owners of modern devices, but there is a vast number of older or low-end devices out there in Androidland that don’t have the luxury of free storage space.


So, let’s see, how we can reduce the size of an android application? Following are the things to be considered to reduce the apk size.