32-bit devices discontinued since August
Niantic Announces Upcoming Change for Pokemon Go Fans The popular game will soon cease to work on a number of older models of devices with the Android operating system.
Pokémon Go will soon stop working on older Android smartphones. How to check the risks
In early August 2020, the Pokémon Go update will be released, in which support for 32-bit Android devices will disappear. It is noted that users of 64-bit Android devices and iOS users will not notice any changes.
Niantic provides an example list of 32-bit Android devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
- Motorola Moto G (first generation)
- Many Android devices released before 2015
When the update begins to spread, players on such devices will lose access to the Pokémon Go account, including the in-game currency PokéCoin and items in the backpack. The only thing that can be done to continue playing is to switch to another device, this time 64-bit.
You can check if your smartphone is on the hit list using special applications that provide advanced information about the device, for example, Device Info from Google Play.