Important news for Pokémon Go and all players of the title who have 32-bit Android devices is coming. Niantic has announced that the game will soon no longer be compatible with all such phones. It seems that the decision is due to the fact that the company intends to speed up the development process for their game and in this way they will better focus their resources and support modern technologies in the market, leaving aside those that are already starting to be older.
Niantic has confirmed that the change will be made with the next update, which will arrive in the game in early August 2020. Once this update is activated, users playing Pokémon Go on 32-bit Android phones will no longer be able to access the game. As an example, these are some of the 32-bit Android devices (although the list is not exhaustive, there are many more):
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3.
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3.
- Motorola Moto G (1st generation).
- Many Android devices introduced before 2015.
Users with 32-bit Android devices will need to use another compatible phone if they want to continue enjoying their Pokémon Go games, otherwise they will not be able to access their accounts and that includes their Pokémon Coins and accumulated items in the bag. Niantic recommends that they save their account information and password somewhere so that they can log in again on a new device.
64-bit Android and iOS users will not be affected by this update.