The Google Returns to bid farewell to 32-bit apps on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in favor of exclusive support for the icon a 64 bit. This is not new, since the topic was already deleted immediately after the presentation of the new smartphones, but it seems that Big G wanted to confirm the change Official confirmation of the reasons Which led to this choice.
This strange configuration is a first in the Android field, and Google justifies its adoption by citing the consequences of it Reduce memory usage, improve performance and security. Said to be the first time, the Pixels mark the first test of widespread adoption later for all smartphones equipped with the Mountain View operating system.
“Our ecosystem is ready‘, says the company, and a large portion of the credit goes to the community that never stopped providing their support even before support became mandatory on apps published on the Play Store in the summer of 2019. Just think that the first steps go back 8 years ago.
Google specifies that despite the migration to exclusive support for 64-bit apps, 32-bit will continue to be present in Android Go, Android TV, and Android Wear. On 32-bit devices only, the California company will continue to offer 32-bit applications.
(Updated Oct 28, 2022 at 11.55pm)