Size of apk file surely affects the downloads of the game. People likely to download small size (i.e under 40 MB ) games over larger ones(i.e above 40 MB). This is not entirely true , but it does affect at some point.So here i will cover the most simple way to reduce apk size .
How to reduce apk size in unity ? Follow the steps and you are good to go :
1. Go to Edit -> Project Settings -> Player
2. In Other Settings tab change the Device Filter
In Unity 5 , by default the Device Filter is set to FAT(ARMv7 + x86)
|Device Filter||APK Size(Empty Scene)|
|FAT(ARMv7 + x86)||18.04 MB|
This is “How to reduce apk size in unity” .
|What is Arm v7 and x86 ?|
|Android supports 3 processor architectures – ARM , x86 (Intel) and MIPS.ARM surely is the winner and Intel is the biggest brand rival. ARM is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) architecture while x86 being a CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computing) one. For more details click here.|