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Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019

From Engadget - December 19, 2017

There are requirements coming sooner than that.In August 2018, new apps will have to target Android Oreo's programming interface.They wo not require Oreo, but they wo not get away with skimping on newer features, either.Updated apps will have to make the advancement in November.Google will also step the requirement forward with each new year, preventing devs from getting too comfortable.

A security upgrade is coming in early 2018, although coders wo not have to worry about those.Google is sprinkling a "small amount" of security metadata on early 2018 to prove that apps were distributed through the Play Store.Think of it as a "badge of authenticity," Google said.

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