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Pokemon Go update finally adds support for Android N [Update: Intel x86 support, live in Germany]


Update: Many are reporting that the app now works with devices using Intel x86 processors. Also, unrelated to this update, but the app is now live in Germany according to the official Pokemon Go Twitter account.

Following an iOS update yesterday that addressed the Google Account privacy issue, Pokemon Go for Android has just received an update to version 0.29.2. The most notable new feature is support for devices running the Android N Developer Preview.

Unlike the iOS version, the update did not come with release notes on Google Play or the Pokemon Go site — although those should be coming soon. The only major change seems to be support for early builds of Android 7.0 Nougat. During the field test, opening the app on Android N devices would just show a grey screen.

After entering a birth date, the latest version fully loads as it should and allows users to sign-in with either Google or a Pokemon Trainer Club account. Performance seems unchanged, although this update also likely focuses on crashes and bug fixes. The release notes for iOS are below:

– Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out

– Added stability to Pokémon Trainer Club account log-in process

– Resolved issues causing crashes

– Fixed Google account scope

While yesterday’s iOS update added a mention to the Google Cardboard library under Settings > About > Licenses, the Android version mentioned Cardboard since the original launch version. Based on this shred of evidence, we’d venture to say it’s likely that Pokemon Go will see some virtual reality features down the road.

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