Pokémon GO will no longer work on these smartphones

Pokémon GO will no longer work on these smartphones: here is the list of models that will have to say goodbye to the popular game.

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Pokémon GO will stop working on old smartphonesNiantic has officially announced the discontinuation of support for older Android models, listing a series of devices from past generations.

Of course, let’s talk about a list of smartphones that has run its course: Pokémon GO will stop working on these devices completing the natural life cycle of some older generation models.

The news includes smartphones that, today, hardly still manage to guarantee or fully satisfy the increasingly high demands of users: Pokémon GO, which requires some energy expenditure from the battery point of view, is preparing to leave some of these models. Here on which smartphones it will be impossible to continue playing.

Pokémon GO: smartphone list on which it will no longer work

The smartphones involved in the Pokémon GO switch off are those belonging to the 32-bit Android category (i.e. most of those produced before 2015).

From August 2020 Pokèmon Go will no longer work on these models, among the most popular we mention:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
  • Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
  • Motorola Moto G (1st generation), Nexus 6
  • LG Fortune, Tribute
  • OnePlus One
  • HTC One (M8)
  • ZTE Overture 3

The list does not cover all the devices involved but focuses on the most popular devices belonging to that generation.

The reasons for this change are unequivocally justified by Niantic:

“By removing support for 32-bit Android devices, we can simplify our development process and focus resources on supporting more advanced operating systems and technologies. Most Android users have already made the switch from 32-bit devices to 64-bit devices. As players switch from older to newer devices, we periodically update the requirements of supported devices to match those of players.”

In short, nothing tragic: a new 64-bit smartphone with Android is also at extremely affordable prices and we trust that those who make Pokémon GO its main gaming activity have already opted for some time for decidedly more powerful models and in step with times.