Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
- The Pixel 7 sequence is likely to be the primary 64-bit-only Android smartphones.
- This implies 32-bit-only apps will refuse to put in on the brand new Google telephones.
Esper editor Mishaal Rahman revealed on Reddit that the Google Pixel 7 sequence is likely to be the primary 64-bit-only Android smartphones. This comes after a number of customers reported that they had been unable to sideload some apps on their new Pixels.
Rahman requested an XDA-Builders author to sideload once-popular recreation Flappy Fowl (which is just out there as a 32-bit APK) however the author acquired a system message noting that the sport “isn’t appropriate along with your telephone.”
We tried sideloading the title on a Pixel 7 Professional overview unit too and acquired the identical error (see the primary picture beneath). Nonetheless, the sport was put in with out subject on a Samsung Galaxy S22 Extremely (see the second picture).
Rahman famous that Android 13 for the Pixel 7 nonetheless consists of 32-bit system libraries, however with a “64-bit-only zygote” so 32-bit apps gained’t run.
That is however an attention-grabbing flip of occasions because the Pixel 7’s Tensor G2 processor nonetheless presents CPU cores with 32-bit help. By comparability, Arm’s lately introduced CPUs — anticipated to debut in business gadgets subsequent yr — all lack 32-bit help out of the field.
This shouldn’t be an issue for the overwhelming majority of individuals, although. Google mandated since 2019 that each one new apps and app updates want to supply 64-bit variations along with 32-bit variations. Moreover, the corporate has stopped serving apps with out 64-bit variations to 64-bit succesful Android gadgets since August 2021. So it stands to motive that 99% of customers gained’t run into app compatibility points on a 64-bit solely system.
Do you continue to use any 32-bit solely Android apps?