Niantic Eventually Ending 32-Bit Support for Pokemon Go

32-Bit Phones Will Continue Playing Pokemon Go for a While

Niantic has been planning to end support for Pokemon GO on 32-bit mobile devices for a while but they have recently delayed the big change. The initial plan was to cancel 32-bit support in August, but according to Niantic, they need to collect more data on impacted devices. This is apparently to see how many people will be impacted by the big change from 32-bit devices, allowing people using these devices to continue playing Pokemon GO for the foreseeable future. Pokemon GO is available for free on mobile devices right now and GO Fest 2020 will be taking place next month.

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When Niantic announced the decision to end support for 32-bit phones, they gave fans of Pokemon GO an idea of what devices would no longer be able to play it: Motorola Moto G, Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3 and many Android devices released before 2015. Fans of Pokemon GO who owned these 32-bit phones were encouraged to find a 64-bit phone by August but now they’ll have longer to continue playing on their dated devices.

“To investigate player concerns, we are now postponing this deprecation to a (TBD) future date,” said Niantic in a recent blog post. “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.” So if you’re still using a 32-bit mobile device to play Pokemon GO, it’s a great time to increase your playtime to show Niantic that you want to continue being able to play the mobile game.

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Source: Game Rant