[tbb-bugs] #28119 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Provide Tor Browser for Android for arm64-v8a devices

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#28119: Provide Tor Browser for Android for arm64-v8a devices
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_information
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-rbm, tbb-mobile,                 |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201902, GeorgKoppen201902        |
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Comment (by sisbell):

 Replying to [comment:4 gk]:
 > We need to provide 64bit .apks by August this year for Google App Store
 which is why I gave this a shot. `bug_28119`
 build.git/log/?h=bug_28119) is the result. It gives me an .apk \o/ There
 is at least the Orbot piece missing, though, as it seems there is no
 aarch64 Orbot support yet. sisbell: How much of the Orbot stuff do we care
 here? I am wondering how much time I should spend fixing this up.

 Current Android devices will provide a backwards compatibility for 32 bit
 versions. What we can't do is mix and match libraries. Once you include
 one arm64-v8a library, all libraries will need to be compiled for arm64,
 otherwise a link error will be thrown.

 So the Orbot piece would be required:
 1) if you include any other arm64 library in the project OR
 2) we attempt to upload to Google Play after July of this year

 Otherwise it will run just fine on 64 bit devices.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/28119#comment:5>
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