Android will officially support the RISC-V architecture, and that’s a big deal
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Google has announced that it will support the RISC-V architecture.
This is an alternative computing architecture to Arm, which powers virtually all smartphones.

Android only supports two computing architectures right now, namely Arm and x86. The former architecture is used in chips powering smartphones, most tablets, smartwatches, and TV boxes. Meanwhile, the x86 architecture is used in chips that power most PCs.

A new architecture dubbed RISC-V has been gaining steam in recent years, and now Google has finally announced that Android will indeed support it (h/t: Ars Technica).

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