Hi Emil & Syncfusion,
The way I understand it.
The .so files are the AOT (Ahead of time) compilation files.
Emil, one way to get around this would be to create a custom startup profile which would not contain the Syncfusion.Pdf.Portable.dll (do not open a PDF while running the startup trace)
That is what I did... some info can be found here: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/faster-android-startup-times-with-startup-tracing/