Google will transform into 64-bit ecosystem: What will be the results?
On Wednesday Google made an announcement that will cause a major impact millions of applications on Google Play Store. From now on Google will end support for 32-bit applications and will transform into a 64-bit ecosystem just like Apple did. Google officials trust that this upgrade would enhance the performance of smartphones.
“Platform support for 64-bit architectures was introduced in Android 5.0. Today, over 40% of Android devices coming online have 64-bit support, while still maintaining 32-bit compatibility. For apps that use native libraries, 64-bit code typically offers significantly better performance, with additional registers and new instructions,” Google mentioned in its blog post.
The play console will require new applications and app updates in anticipation with smartphones that support 64-bit code only.
Google is also addressing developers asked to no longer target older versions of Android. “Future Android versions will also restrict apps that don’t target a recent API level and adversely impact performance or security. We want to proactively reduce fragmentation in the app ecosystem and ensure apps are secure and perform well while providing developers with a long window and plenty of notice in order to plan ahead,” said Google while pointing out its performance-focused Project Treble platforms.