Google Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, first Android smartphones to only support 64-bit apps

San Francisco: The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro recently launched by tech giant Google appear to be the first set of Android smartphones that only support 64-bit apps. The Google Pixel 7 series could be the first 64-bit Android-only smartphone. Additionally, several users reported that their new Pixel phones could not load certain apps, likely 32-bit ones, citing sources, GizmoChina reported.

However, the new Pixels do not work on a 64-bit version of Android only. If users try to install 32-bit apps, Google blocks them by displaying the message “app not installed because the app is not compatible with your phone,” the report said. Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro sold out minutes after sale.

The report mentioned that this change would not impact user experience because over the past decade, Google has spent a lot of time developing 64-bit support in Android. The Google Play Store has required all apps to have 64-bit support since August 2019, and it has also stopped serving 32-bit apps without 64-bit support. Google Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7 launched in India; Check price and other details here.

Powered by Google’s next-generation Tensor G2 processor and comes with Android 13, the Pixel 7 is priced at Rs 59,999 and the Pixel 7 Pro is priced at Rs 84,999 domestically. Pixel 7 Pro features an immersive 6.7-inch display, polished aluminum frame, and camera bar in three colors: snow, obsidian, and a new hazel color. With a 6.3-inch screen and smaller bezels, Pixel 7 packs advanced features and improvements into a smaller profile in three colors: snow, obsidian, and a new lemongrass color.

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