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Google Will Deprecate 32-Bit Android Apps on 64-Bit Devices Starting August 2021

Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

In late 2017, Google revealed the fact that it will deprecate 32-bit apps from its Google Play app store sometime in the near future, but did not provide a timeline for application developers to prepare their apps for the 64-bit migration. Now, the company has provided more information about the upcoming transition. Starting with August 1st, 2019, Google will require all application developers to distribute a 64-bit version of their apps that include native code in addition to the 32-bit variant when publishing to the Google Play store. Updates for existing 32-bit apps will be allowed for games that use Unity 5.6 or older via an extension.

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