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Removing x86 lib files from the Android apk in 2D apps

Discussion in '2D' started by beppim, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. beppim


    Jul 2, 2015
    Opening the apk of one of my 2D games with Winrar I noticed that the lib folder contains two subfolders:
    and x86.
    They both contain three .so files.

    One of the biggest problems I found on the google play store is that 2D games, that are expected to be small and light, if made with Unity have a footprint of about 18MB (!) only made by the Unity engine, that is in my opinion responsible for a very big loss of downloads.
    As a matter of fact, all or almost all those 18MB are those two lib directories, and just removing one of them, specifically x86, would decrease that footprint by about 50%.

    Would it be possible to do it some how?