Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Soon to Stop Supporting 32-bit Android Devices

Niantic has announced that starting on August 2020, their AR mobile game Pokemon GO will no longer support Android devices running on 32-bit architecture.

While the Pokemon GO developer is doing some adjustments to cope with the on-going virus outbreak around the world, it seems that old Android devices have been affected by these updates. In an announcement, Niantic stated that they will be stopping the support for 32-bit Android phones. This only means that if you’re currently playing Pokemon GO on 32-bit architecture Android devices, you will no longer be able to play it in August.

This move by the developer isn’t surprising at all. Knowing that the game is developing, the improvements that are required are also getting more demanding. In case you don’t know if your device is 32-bit, you might want to download this app called 64Bit Checker that will allow you to determine if you’re running on 64-bit architecture.

If you don’t want to download anything from Google Play Store, we have already compiled some of the affected devices. Below is the list of Android phones with 32-bit architecture.

  • Alcatel Pop 4+
  • BLU View 1
  • Fairphone 2
  • Huawei Y5
  • LG K20
  • LG K30
  • LG Phoenix 4
  • LG Q6
  • LG Q7+
  • LG Rebel 4
  • LG Stylo 4
  • LG X Power
  • Motorola E4
  • Motorola E4 Plus
  • Motorola E5
  • Motorola E5 Play
  • Motorola E5 Plus
  • Motorola E6
  • Motorola G4
  • Motorola G4 Play
  • Motorola G4 Plus
  • Motorola G5
  • Motorola G5 Plus
  • Motorola G5s Plus
  • Motorola G6
  • Motorola G6 Play
  • Motorola G7 Play
  • Motorola Z Play
  • Motorola Z2 Play
  • Samsung A10
  • Samsung A10e
  • Samsung A3 (2016)
  • Samsung A3 (2017)
  • Samsung A5 (2016)
  • Samsung A6
  • Samsung A6+
  • Samsung J3 (2017)
  • Samsung J3 Luna Pro
  • Samsung J3 Orbit
  • Samsung J3 Pro (2017)
  • Samsung J4 (2018)
  • Samsung J4 SM-J400M
  • Samsung J5 (2016)
  • Samsung J6
  • Samsung J7 (2017)
  • Samsung J7 Crown
  • Samsung J7 Nxt SM-J701F
  • Samsung J7 Prime
  • Samsung J7 Prime SM-J727T
  • Samsung J7 Prime 2
  • Samsung J7 Star
  • Samsung XCover 4
  • Sony Experia E5
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6a
  • Xiaomi Redmi 7a
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8a
  • Xiaomi Redmi S2

By Samantha Hubble

An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.