Media request: questions about Android 64-bit
My name is Michael Heller. I'm a writer with PhoneArena.com and I'm working on an article about what Google has to do in order to move Android into the 64-bit world. The article is a work in progress, but I was hoping to get some insight from those of you who likely have more knowledge and understanding of the code than I do.
The article (still in the process of being written), can be found here
As you can see, I have the basic framework sorted out, but there are some specifics that I need help with relating to the Dalvik VM and the Android runtime and how it will all work once Android is updated to 64-bit, but is still running 32-bit apps. From what I've learned so far, is that Android's multitasking will gonna cause issues on ARM64 due to its *mandatory* EL handling when switching between 32 and 64-bit mode. A single 32-bit app running on 64-bit Android will cause performance issues for the system, and drain the battery much faster.
I'm wondering if there is a way to avoid these issues with bytecode apps on a 64-bit machine, and I'm hoping some of you can help me out with basic fact-checking in my article.