Intelligent Terminal Golden Seal Alliance (ITGSA), an alliance formed by Alibaba, Baidu, OPPO, Tencent, Vivo, and Xiaomi, announced on Thursday that it will push to drop support for 32-bit apps. The processing power of these apps is slower, older, and less secure, while newer 64-bit apps run faster and are the current mainstream choice for mobile devices. Beginning in April, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi app stores will cease supporting all 32-bit apps, except for gaming apps. Google Play dropped 32-bit apps last year, while Apple began phasing out 32-bit apps with the launch of iOS 11 in 2017. [ITGSA]