Heads up: From 2022, all new top-end Arm Cortex-A CPU cores for phones, slabtops will be 64-bit-only, snub 32-bit

From theregister.com

Arm DevSummit Arm has set the date from when its high-end smartphone and laptop-grade Cortex-A processor cores will go fully 64-bit only.

And that date is some time in 2022, when Arm is set to unveil its CPU design code-named Makalu that we’d like to guess is the Cortex-A80. Subsequent top-end Cortex-A cores will also be 64-bit only, meaning no support for running 32-bit software natively. Devices using these 64-bit-only cores are expected to go on sale by 2023.

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