Start64!The future of the Android operating system is currently up in the air, but a new clue from Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) may give some insight into its plans for its upcoming software.

Google developer Andrew Hsieh recently discovered some changes within the code for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the Linux-based platform on which the Android operating system is built, that suggest a number of changes to the operating system. According to Hsieh, the code indicates that Android operating systems may adopt 64-bit computing, which allows devices to process larger data capacities, such as RAM.

Google may soon follow the industry trend of making its devices compatible with 64-bit computing now that many chipset manufacturers are adding 64-bit capability to new and upcoming processors.