[Interest] Android will require 64bit soon

ekke ekke at ekkes-corner.org
Fri Feb 1 14:40:57 CET 2019

Am 01.02.19 um 14:16 schrieb Nikos Chantziaras:
> 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 one.
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thx Nicos,

you are right: I can use multi APKs - just found this confirmed here:


was confused because actual Google Play mail doesn't mention this


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