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Google announces release of x86 64-bit Android L developer preview emulator image

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As we creep closer to Google’s rumoured release date for Android L, things seem to be moving along quite nicely for developers. Google last night announced the availability of the x84 64-bit Android L developer preview emulator image.

Last night’s release will allow developers to start testing 64-bit apps, which are capable of accessing increased addressable memory space as well as a larger number of registers and new instruction sets. Speaking via the Android developers G+ page, Google said developers with apps built entirely in Java won’t have to do anything, because their apps don’t require any modifications for running on 64-bit architecture.

Google announced native 64-bit support with Android L at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company is expected to release Android L in early November, with recent rumours suggesting November 1st is the big day. We expect to see a lot more of Android L when Google announces this year’s hotly anticipated  flagship Nexus smartphone.

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