Acknowledging outcry and concerns brought by players, Pokémon Go has postponed its discontinuation of support for 32-bit Android devices to a future date.
As first announced last June 9 and to streamline its development process, Pokémon Go was initially set to drop support for 32-bit Android smartphones and tablets at the start of August 2020. In other words, any Android device that’s powered by a 32-bit CPU would no longer be able to launch and play the game by that month.
So far, Pokémon Go has not yet announced an exact future date when it will see through with the deprecation. Even so, this might be the right time to start looking for a phone upgrade especially if you have old devices that will be affected, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Note 3, Sony Xperia Z3, and many other pre-2015 devices. You’ll want a new phone with a 64-bit processor.