64-bit support Is A Must Have For Android Apps By August 2019

Google Focusing On App Security, 64 Bit Security To Apps Is Must

By August 2019 Android Apps To Have 64-Bit Security Support

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Google Focusing On App Security, 64 Bit Security To Apps Is Must

The recent app update news from Google now requires Android apps to have 64-bit security support. In order to improve app security and app performance of Android apps, the much-needed step has been taken. Google Play host a variety of applications right from the ones having robust security and a few that are not very much secured. In order to maintain the security aspect of applications, the new guidelines have been rolled out.

Among the frequent app update, this one seems quite promising. App performance has always remained a concern for the apps in the Google Play and this latest Android news seems to elevate the security status of the applications. Here are the extracts of the guidelines rolled out by Google:

  • Apps to be built on the latest APIs must be optimized for security and performance, Android apps are to follow the recent Android API Level. This will be made essential for the apps by the second half of 2018. The apps that are already existing need to update as per the prescribed guidelines.

  • In addition to the 32-bit version, Android apps will need to update to 64-bit version as per the new Google Play guideline by the end of august 2019.

  • The upcoming 64-bit data processor support will follow adding a small security metadata on different APK to verify the app authentication.

Google’s 64-bit data processor support seems to be a welcoming step in the vast world of smartphone wherein updates keep on coming frequently. Additionally, Google’s biggest competitor Apple started making 64-bit code essential for iOS apps in February 2015. The recent app update will provide a significant impact on the smartphone world.

Android app developers now need to step into the game and update their apps to Google’s prescribed guidelines. The 64-bit requirement won’t magically make the Android apps powerful, but it is sure to encourage the developers to fine-tune their apps as per the recent Google update. In addition to this update, new apps in 2018 need to target Android Oreo programming interface to be able to keep their apps updated as per the recent Google Play guidelines.

Neha Baluni
Written By
Neha Baluni

Being a Senior Technical Writer at MobileAppDaily, Neha Baluni loves jotting down her piece of opinion for the advancing technology in mobile app world. Having a journalism background, she is a writer by day and a reader by night. Her passion for writing covers different categories of technical and non-technical genre. In addition to writing, Neha loves traveling a lot.

Top Companies

Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
New Delhi, India
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles


Google Released Developer Preview Of Android Oreo 8.1 With Artificial Neural Network API

Joshua Anderson 4 min read  

Google has already released the Android Oreo for its users and coming with the version 8.1 in December. Although, the company just made available the developer preview of the upcoming version and Android beta program users can download it now. There are some upgrades and changes in the new version b


Google Says, These Are The Best Quality Android Apps And Games Right Now

James Lawson 4 min read  

In June, Google replaced it Editor's choice section with the Android Excellence collections to let users know what are the best games and apps according to the Google. On October 1, the company updated its fall selection containing the games and apps those are best in design, user engagement


All New Method To Turn Android Device Into Security System

Neha Baluni 4 min read  

Designed to be installed on the Android phones, Haven is a system for users to help combat security threat. Haven app uses phone’s camera, microphones as well as the accelerometer to track the motion of Android device. By installing the Edward Snowden’s App into your Android phone the us


Android Nougat Is The Most Used OS Version On Android Devices

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Google has announced that its Android Nougat ( 7.0 & 7.1 ) has become the most used version of the OS among Android users. The Android version was launched over a year and a half ago by the company. By occupying 28.5 percent of the Android users, Nougat is the most used Android version. Google s