Since Apple released the iPhone 5s mobile phone in 2013, 64-bit A7 processor application and 64-bit iOS 7 system upgrade, announced the iPhone into the 64-bit computing era. On Android, after Google released Android 5.0, it also announced that Android officially supports 64-bit software and hardware on the system.
After five years of operation, after the release of iOS 11 system, Apple officially stopped supporting 32-bit applications. After upgrading to iOS 11 and above, iPhone users will receive a prompt that 32-bit apps will not work properly. Google also reminded developers to stop the development of 32-bit applications in late 2017, and will officially stop supporting 32-bit applications in August this year.
With the arrival of time-supported nodes for 32-bit Android apps, Google today released information to guide developers to upgrade 64-bit development tools and let 64-bit applications run well on 32-bit old devices.
According to information released by Google, after August of this year, the Google Play Console will only provide a 64-bit version of the compiler, and will not upgrade the 32-bit compiler. However, due to the large base of Android devices and the large number of Android system versions, 32-bit Android applications will also be retained, which is convenient for 32-bit old devices to continue to use.