Turns out that we ship all the .res files with strings in the .apk. We can decrease the .apk size by just avoiding them - or at least by hacking rsc so that that they actually contain only empty strings.
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Not that important as the maximum size of the APK was increased, but still good to implement eventually.
Is the issue still active? If yes, i would like to take over the problem to submit the fix.
Hi Rishabh Kalra,
Once a bug is confirmed ('NEW') it shouldn't be moved to NEEDINFO, which means, we need feedback fro the reporter in order to confirm it.
If you interested in fixing this issue, please assign it to yourself and submit a patch to gerrit as explained here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/gerrit/SubmitPatch
Invalid these days I think.