Valve is planning to remove support for a number of aging configurations in Dota 2, including 32-bit systems, DirectX 9, and OpenGL. The changes will roll out in the coming months.
This week saw the release of a bunch of Surface devices, Halo 2 Anniversary on PC, the May 2020 Update to MSDN and so much more. Be sure to check out our overview to catch up on all the news.
Microsoft has updated its documentation to say that beginning with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, it will no longer be offering 32-bit versions of the operating system to OEMs for new PCs.
Linux Mint 20 has been codenamed Ulyana. All subsequent releases in the 20.x series will also likely start with the letter 'U'. The project also reiterated that it will drop 32-bit ISO support.
The Kodi team has announced that 32-bit iOS devices will lose support beginning with Kodi 19. This update will bring support for two Apple TV devices and the accompanying Siri remote.
Linux Mint's Clement Lefebvre has announced that Linux Mint 20 will ship without support for 32-bit computers. Computers with 64-bit CPUs have been out since 2003 so it shouldn't affect many people.
Today, Google announced that moving forward, it will only support 64-bit versions of Android Studio. The 32-bit version will be deprecated at the end of the year, and will be discontinued in 2020.
Google has announced deadlines for its transition to 64-bit applications in the Play Store. It is important to note that unlike Apple, support for 32-bit applications has not been phased out.
After its rival Nvidia did the same earlier this year, AMD has now dropped support for 32-bit versions of Windows in its graphics drivers, as 64-bit flavors now largely dominate the market.
Nvidia announced plans to end support for 32-bit operating systems at the end of last year, but it wasn't made clear until when. The company will provide critical security updates until January 2019.
Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark will not ship with a 32-bit edition leaving many older devices high and dry. Luckily other flavors of Ubuntu haven't announced anything similar so you can use those.
At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that it will drop support for 32-bit apps. It has now once again posted reminders about this major transition, saying that macOS and iOS 11 apps must support 64-bit.
While Apple didn't explicitly say it during its WWDC 2017 keynote this morning, the iOS 11 Developer Beta doesn't support 32-bit apps, and going forward, future versions won't either.
LG has confirmed that its upcoming flagship device, the G6, will feature an upgraded 32-bit Quad DAC compared to the one in last year's V20, to deliver audiophile-level sound quality to its users.
The maintainers of the privacy-oriented OS, Tails, have announced that with the release of Tails 3.0, computers with 32-bit processors will no longer be supported. Tails 3.0 is due June 13, 2017.