Niantic Postpones Axing Support Of Older Android Devices For Pokémon GO

The decision has been held back to an unknown point down the road, but is still coming.

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/18/2020 02:05 Comment on this     ShareThis

Niantic stirred up a hornets nest when the developer declared it would be discontinuing support of older 32-bit Android devices for its popular mobile game Pokémon GO. Now, Niantic has backpedaled on the decision and in a statement has said this deprecation will not be happening for the time being. Here’s what was said:

“To investigate player concerns, we are now postponing this deprecation to a (TBD) future date. We’ll be using this additional time to collect more data on impacted devices. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion caused, and will update in advance when we move forward with the deprecation.”

Niantic’s initial rationale for cutting support of these devices was that it would help to “streamline” future development of Pokémon GO. Originally, the upcoming August update was intended to be the cutoff, but for now 32-bit Android users can rest easy. Once this changes, we’ll be sure to let you all know.

Source: Niantic Support Page Update 06.15.20

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