ARM will drop 32-bit support starting in 2022

ARM announced the first details of the upcoming “big” Cortex-A CPU cores for 2021 and 2022, codenamed Matterhorn and Makalu, respectively. The second one is interesting as it will mark the end of the 32-bit era.

Android gained 64-bit support with version 5.0 Lollipop in 2014 and Google announced that starting in August 2019 the Play Store will no longer accept 32-bit only apps. According to ARM, 60% of current apps already support 64-bit and most of the ones that don’t are outside the Google and Apple ecosystems.

That doesn’t mean that the transition will be unnoticed by users – ARM…

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