Because of the inherent limitations of 32-bit, many mainstream operating systems have switched to 64-bit environments, such as iOS 11, macOS Catalina, and Windows 10 has stopped distributing 32-bit systems to OEMs since v2004. Below, it’s time for Android. According to developers, the x86_64 simulator for Android S (alphabetically, corresponding to Android 12) has stopped supporting 32-bit, the first time ever.
In fact, the Google Play Store has been forcing developers to switch to 64-bit programs since August 1, 2019, perhaps in preparation for Android S.
Developers believe that a 64-bit migration can help reduce RAM usage, reduce storage space, and improve underlying security. In addition, ARM’s new Cortex A65 architecture is already a pure 64-bit CPU, removing a 32-bit instruction set.
Based on previous experience on iOS 11, the old 32-bit programs on Android S (Android 12) next year are likely to not work directly.