In the world of smartphones, the Xiaomi 14 series has made a significant leap forward. It’s one of the first to be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, a true powerhouse in the tech industry.
There’s a catch and that is this chip doesn’t natively support 32-bit apps. But Xiaomi didn’t let this limitation hinder its progress. They introduced a clever solution – Tango, a 32-bit to 64-bit binary translator.
Google has been nudging developers towards 64-bit apps for some time, and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor aligns with this trend by not supporting 32-bit apps.
Many 32-bit apps are still floating around in the Google Play Store. Without a solution like Tango, users of the Xiaomi 14 series would face the inconvenience of not being able to use these apps.
Tango acts as a bridge between the old and the new. It’s a binary translator that converts 32-bit machine code into 64-bit machine code, allowing 32-bit apps to run on 64-bit processors.
The beauty of Tango lies in its efficiency. It translates machine code at runtime with minimal performance overhead, meaning users won’t notice any difference in performance when running 32-bit apps on their Xiaomi 14 series devices.