Pokemon GO Will Soon Stop Working on Some Phones
Pokemon GO announces that it will stop working on some phones soon, so players must update their devices to keep playing Niantic's game.
- Pokemon GO will no longer work on devices running Android 7, urging players to update their OS or buy a device with a more modern version of Android.
- The current Pokemon GO season includes gameplay improvements, increased spawns of themed Pokemon, and the introduction of Paldea Pokemon.
- Players with Android 8 or higher and iPhone 6s or higher devices are not affected by the change, as Pokemon GO continues to run normally on these devices.
Pokemon GO has announced that it will no longer work on devices running Android 7. In the seven years since its launch, Pokemon GO has received a lot of content and patches with improvements and fixes.
For the current Pokemon GO season, Niantic has made several improvements to the gameplay, such as increasing the limit for opening and sending gifts. The developer has also increased the spawn of themed Pokemon, and the damage caused by trainers who go on Raids with friends. The season's new content isn't far behind, with the long-awaited debut of Paldea Pokemon in Pokemon GO. The season also includes various events, from the popular Community Day to the anticipated Out to Play. In this event, players have the chance for the first time to get a Shiny Hisuian Growlithe.
Pokemon GO has announced the end of support for devices running Android 7. Support will end next Wednesday, October 4, when Niantic releases update 285.0. As a result, players using a phone with this system will have to update to a more recent version or buy a device with a more modern version of Android to enjoy playing Pokemon GO. Launched in 2016, Android 7 is also known as Android Nougat and is the minimum version required to run Pokemon GO. In addition, the phone must have 2GB or more of RAM, support for 720 x 1280 resolution, GPS and location services, and not be a rooted device.
Although Pokemon GO is ending support for trainers with Android 7 devices, nothing changes for players with Android 8, known as Android Oreo. With the change, Android 8 will now be the minimum version required to get new Pokemon GO features. The change won't affect Apple users either, as Pokemon GO continues to run normally on iPhone 6s devices or higher, iOS 14 or higher, with 2GB or more of RAM that isn't jailbroken. For players with phones running Android 7, it will no longer be possible to view Pokemon GO in the Google Play Store, or even sideload the game.
The announcement of the end of support for Android 7 phones has left players thinking that next year could be Android 8's turn to bite the dust. Niantic, however, hasn't said anything about it at the moment. And while it's sad to see Android 7's run ending soon, Pokemon GO did the same thing last year with devices running Android 6. It's a normal process, as developers try to offer players the most stable experience possible.
Pokemon GO is available now for Android and iOS.
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