Google Releases 64-Bit Android L Testing Tool

Thursday Oct 9th 2014 by Developer.com Staff
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Mobile development pros can start getting their apps ready for 64-bit Android.

The next version of Android, Android L, will offer support for 64-bit devices. In preparation for its likely release later this month, Google has released an x86 64-bit Android L developer preview emulator image. "With the release of the x86 64-bit emulator, you can start testing your 64-bit apps today," the company announced.

Google says that the benefits of 64-bit apps include increased addressable memory space, a larger number of registers and new instruction sets.

HTC has already announced two 64-bit Android smartphones, the Desire 510 and 820.

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