Launching Phone Arena on Wednesday (6/19/2019), Pokemon Go will begin to stop working on devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat. That is, the device will not be able to download new updates for the game in the future.
So far, it is unknown how many players were affected by Niantic’s decision. In fact, Niantic also hasn’t told the reason behind his decision to stop support on old smartphones.
Pokemon Go is stopped supporting older devices
This game is not the only Niantic development game that stops supporting older devices. The developer also announced the same steps applied to their other AR games, Ingress.
The only recommendation offered by Niantic is to update the operating system to Android 5 or newer so it won’t be interrupted with Pokemon and Ingress.
As is known, Pokemon Go is an AR game that was popular a few years ago. Success with the game, Niantic began developing other AR-based games namely Harry Potter: Wizard Unite.
The plan is Niantic will launch the game to cellular gamers on 21 June. As the name implies, the latest Niantic game is on the Harry Potter franchise by J.K. Rowling.