Undoubtedly, Pokemon GO is still one of the hottest mobile games right now. Since its release in 2016, the game has been dominating the mobile gaming world on both iOS and Android devices.
Despite the on-going Coronavirus outbreak, the game is still being one of the most played this year. It’s all thanks to the new updates and features that developer Niantic has been releasing.
While things are doing great for the game, Niantic is cutting off the support for lower devices. This is not the first time that Niantic makes this kind of move. Previously, they also released an update that stops supporting Android devices running in 32-bit architecture.
Now, Pokemon GO developer has announced that apart from the previous update, they are also stopping the support on mobile devices running Android 5, also known as Lollipop. In addition to that, Apple devices running on iOS 10, iOS 11, and even iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 will no longer be supported.
In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO in October, we will end support for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 devices. Trainers with devices not specifically listed here will not be affected and don’t need to take any action.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 31, 2020
The release of this update is yet to be announced by Niantic. If you are using any of the devices that fall into the categories mentioned above, are you going to get a new phone to continue playing Pokemon GO?