In the official developer blog, Google announced the end of support for 32-bit applications in the Android operating system. According to the company, the transition to 64-bit will bring increased performance and some new features. Most smartphones already use processors supporting a 64-bit platform, so there is no crisis in the market. Moreover, the search giant left the developers time to prepare for unexpected changes.

Google noted that the ban on the deployment of 32-bit applications would begin to operate from August 2019, that is, a year and a half. If the company does not delay the release of the final version of Android, a full transition to 64-bit applications will occur on the eve of the release of Android 10 Q. Google’s solution means that developers need to begin the process of updating their apps.

Android will lose support for 32-bit applications

Google also announced that it would begin adding security metadata to ensure the authenticity of the software. New API requirements have been described in detail, which will take effect at the end of next year. Interested developers can find out about this on the page in the Android Developers Blog.

Apple announced the rejection of 32-bit applications in iOS 11 in June this year. All smartphones and tablets of the company, updated to iOS 11, have access to the updated App Store, which contains only 64-bit programs and games.