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Google Play Store Will Stop Supporting 32-Bit Apps from August 2019


In order to improve app security as well as performance, Google has announced new guidelines for Android app development. From August 2018, all the apps that are submitted to the Google Play Store will require targeting API level 26 or higher. It is from November 2018 that the updates to existing apps will require targeting the same. And the most important thing is that the Play Store will stop supporting 32-bit applications from August 2019. In order to verify the authenticity of the applications, the Google Play Store will start adding a small amount of security metadata on top of each APK in early 2018. For this change, no developer or user input is needed, as it will happen automatically from Google’s end. From August 2019, all applications in the Google Play Store will need to support a 64-bit architecture. Users and developers are getting almost two years to switch over to the 64-bit world. So, 32-bits will become obsolete after August 2019. According to the tech giant, more than 40% of Android-powered devices have 64-bit support at present. One important thing that needs mentioning is that with the arrival of iOS 11, Apple stopped supporting 32-bit apps. The iOS 11 is compatible with 64-bit apps. Here’s the original announcement made by Google: “In the second half of 2018, Play will require that new apps and app updates target a recent Android API level. This will be required for new apps in August 2018, and for updates to existing apps in November 2018. This is to ensure apps are built on the latest APIs optimized for security and performance. In August 2019, Play will require that new apps and app updates with native libraries provide 64-bit versions in addition to their 32-bit versions.” This decision of Google will make it mandatory for the developers to retool their applications so that they can stay listed in the Google Play Store. Hope this will give us great Android applications in the future. These changes are going to affect the companies that do not update their smartphones, as they will not be able to access new and updated applications. Google believes that these changes will make the apps on the Play Store not only more secure than ever, but also improve their stability and performance. Google is all set to make their Play Store as secure as the Play Store of Apple. The tech giant removed more than 300 applications from the Google Play Store in August because of security loopholes that involved distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks.

January 3 , 2018

Digital Aptech

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