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Create multiple APK files for android application

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Too many android devices and much more to come and among them, various different CPU architectures and different screen densities devices are there. Making single apk with all device compatible, increases your apk size, as it has resources for every device. Why to make our users, to download apk containing device specific useless resources who are having lower memory devices. Do we really need single larger apk with device specific useless resources or we need apk with smaller size only containing the essential resources, fitting all segment devices available. If you are looking for some sort of solution to reduce apk size by not loosing any useful resources it is time to implement apk split for building multiple apk.

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