Pokémon GO Is Ending Support For Older Android Devices In Its August Update
Niantic has revealed the August update for its augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO will end support for 32-bit Android devices. The reason behind this is so that it can “streamline” development and focus resources on newer operating systems.
64-bit Android devices and iOS users will not be affected, and won’t have to take any action. Here are some examples of Android phones that will no longer be able to run GO:
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
- Motorola Moto G (1st gen), Nexus 6
- LG Fortune, Tribute
- OnePlus One
- HTC One (M8)
- ZTE Overture 3
If you’re unsure whether your Android device is 32-bit or 64-bit, check with your device manufacturer. Most Android phones manufactured before 2015 are 32-bit. If your device has at least 4GB of RAM, it is highly likely that your device is a 64-bit model.
Obviously, once this update is released, affected trainers will no longer be able to access the game, their accounts, their PokéCoins, or items in their Item Bag. For more information about this, visit the official GO help page.