Google has officially announced version 64 of its Chrome browser for Android, with downloads to go live on the Google Play Store in the coming days and weeks.
Apple started requiring new iOS apps to include 64-bit binaries back in iOS 8, but developers with 32-bit apps already in the App Store were allowed to stay. The writing was on the wall, however, and Apple since then has pushed for its entire ecosystem to go 64-bit, culminating with an announcement earlier this year that all apps, legacy or not, must move to 64-bit for iOS 11.
Apple announced the next major update to iOS at WWDC 2017 today, calling it, you guessed it, iOS 11. Three devices will lose support, making the OS exclusive to 64-bit devices, and while the company didn't explicitly say so during its keynote, 64-bit apps.
App analytics firm Sensor Tower conducted a survey on the assumption that Apple’s next major iOS update could remove 32-bit support. This would mean that nearly 200,000 apps from the App Store would be rendered obsolete.
The recently-released iOS 10.3 beta 1 provides us with a glimpse into how Apple sees the future of the platform, as new evidence indicates that support for 32-bit apps is very likely to be pulled.
Microsoft has already expressed its commitment to Windows 10 Mobile on several occasions, and while the company isn’t talking too much about new hardware, it is certainly more focused on improving the software side of its mobile strategy.
Microsoft has let slip that it will be releasing a 64-bit version of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. So why does this matter? What does this mean for mobile device users? Read on to find out.
If you’re using a Lumia 950 or 950 XL with a relatively modern Snapdragon processor (namely, a Snapdragon 808 or beyond), then your hardware is fully capable of running a 64-bit operating system. That would pay dividends, potentially at least, regarding processing speed, security, and a host of other advantages. To date, though, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile has been 32-bit, limiting the advantages that could be attained from 64-bit computing.
Apple this morning acknowledged the bug whereby if you change your date to May 1970 or earlier, you won't be able to restart your iOS device. The bug affects all iOS devices that utilize a 64-bit chipset.
The Redstone update will definitely be an exciting release for Windows 10 users, and although Microsoft hasn’t publicly acknowledged it, the company has already dropped several hints that something major is in the works.
As expected, chipset maker Qualcomm has officially announced its most powerful mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 820, which is manufactured on the 14nm FinFET technology.
The first information about Galaxy J3 dates from several months ago when the phone's specs leaked online. The successor of the Samsung Galaxy J2 is finally very close to be released on the market.
Acer was one of the first companies to unveil its Android and Windows Phone handsets at IFA 2015 trade fair. We have already reported to you about the company's affordable and high-end smartphones powered by Windows 10 Mobile, so now let's check out some of Acer's Android handsets.
Although Sony has already unveiled the Xperia M5 last week, the Japanese company did not offer any details on the phone's pricing options.
Huawei's mid-range Android smartphone G8 has been spotted at TENAA last week and we thought it will take the Chinese company a few weeks to officially unveil the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is in line for an Android 5.1.1 update, according to a report on the matter. The phablet, which will make way for the Galaxy Note 5 in a couple of months' time, took what seemed like an age to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, but according to SamMobile, testing for Android 5.1.1 is now under way.
Taiwanese company HTC is back with yet another high-end smartphone in the One series. But this time the device is really unique in the fact that it's the first that comes equipped with MediaTek's latest Helio X10 processor.
Chinese OEM recently launched two high-end smartphones, the R7 and R7 Plus, which are already available for pre-order in some countries. They are expected to hit shelves next month, but there's no confirmation on that for now.
Even though Panasonic's mobile division has shrunk in the last couple of year to the point that it only launched products in a couple of countries, the company mildly popular in India. In fact, India is one of the few smartphone markets where Panasonic is still releasing devices.
While Sony continues the rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop update for several of its Xperia smartphones, rumors about some unannounced smartphones keep pouring in.
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