[Interest] Android will require 64bit soon

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 14:16:08 CET 2019

On 01/02/2019 09:16, mail at herrdiel.de wrote:
> I have just been informed by Google that
>> *Starting August 1, 2019:*
>>   * All new apps and app updates are required to provide 64-bit
>>     versions of any 32-bit native code they provide.[...]
>> *Starting August 1, 2021: *
>>   * Google Play will stop serving apps without 64-bit versions on
>>     64-bit capable devices, meaning they will no longer be available
>>     in the Play Store on those devices.
> I am developing on windows. That means that I will no longer be able to 
> provide acceptable apps with Qt Creator soon, am I right? I hope to be 
> wrong...

Qt 5.12 has a 64-bit ARM version in the Online Installer. So install that.

When uploading the APKs, you can probably do the same thing as with ARM 
vs x86 APKs: upload both, but have the x86 APK use a higher version code 
so it takes precedence over the ARM build on x86 Android devices. This 
results in Google Play installing the x86 APK on x86 Android devices, 
and the ARM APK on ARM devices.

For 64-bit vs 32-bit ARM, you should be able to do the same. Upload both 
but 64-bit and 32-bit APKs, but use a higher version code for the 64-bit 

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