Background notifications bloat
In values directories we can find localisation files that translate error messages into 85 locals. These XML files cause a bit of “meh” feeling because the messages would never show up in our app even if we disable Google Play Services.
Without a detailed analysis it’s hard though to conclude what exact XML and PNG files are odd here. Same is relevant for the code. However, what is clear now is that the overhead for a little added functionality is significant even when the standard shrinking tools are used. In the next round, we will find out which part of the code actually works.