Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Go Update Adds Support for Android Nougat

 

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 feature is support for devices running the Android N Developer Preview or Nougat.

Unlike the iOS version, the update did not come with release notes on Google Play or the Pokemon Go site. The only major change seems to be support for 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 and allows users to sign-in with either Google or a Pokemon Trainer Club account. Performance seems unchanged and the update 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 logout
  • 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. It’s likely that Pokemon Go will see some virtual reality features down the road.
Here is the version 0.29.2 of the app and it can be downloaded from APK Mirror or you can download it from Play Store or to manually download the APK from APK Mirror .