In the latest version of Xamarin , version 4.4, Images can now show animated GIFs.
Normally my posts are a bit longer to explain how to implement a new Xamarin feature, but this one is so simple, yet powerful, that only a small post is needed.
The Image tag now has an attribute called IsAnimationPlaying. Set that to true and the source to an animated GIF, either local or remote.
That’s it. Your app can now show Borat.
<Image Source="borat.gif" IsAnimationPlaying="true"></Image>