Xiaomi has managed to get 32-bit apps to run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3


Xiaomi’s latest smartphone, the Xiaomi 14 series, runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. One of the main differences over the previous generation chipsets is that the Gen 3 has moved exclusively to 64-bit, meaning that apps and software running on it need to be 64-bit compatible.

For the most part, this isn’t an issue as many apps and platforms like Android have moved to 64-bit, with Google even pushing developers to ensure compatibility. But what if you need to run 32-bit apps? It turns out Xiaomi has come up with a way to do it through the use of a binary translator called “Tango” from Amanieu Systems.

Basically what this does is that it helps 32-bit apps to run on 64-bit platforms like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but some of you might be wondering why this is a big deal and why Xiaomi is even bothering with it.

There are many reasons why some apps are still 32-bit. Some of them are simple and straightforward enough where there is no need to make the jump to 64-bit. Some apps might have also been abandoned by their developers before Google made the requirement for Play Store apps to be 64-bit.

By integrating this “translator”, Xiaomi is giving its users options when it comes to the apps on their phones, so while the number of 32-bit apps and users might be smaller compared to 64-bit, it ensures that these users can still enjoy the latest smartphone technology while being able to run their favorite 32-bit apps.

Source: Android Police

Tyler Lee
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