Alongside fixing servers that would probably rather just give up the ghost right about now, Niantic has also been busy with some of the requests from Pokémon Go fans left out in the cold. Germany marked the tip of the spear for Pokémon Go’s European rollout earlier today and now support has also been added for devices with an Intel chipset or the Android N developer preview.
The latest Pokémon Go update to appear, v0.29.2, now supports Nexus devices running the Android N developer preview as well as Intel x86-based Android phones. While these two support requests might seem a little niche to many of you, both have been making a lot of noise since Pokémon Go was launched last week.
Some of you may have caught some…ah, frustrated… folks complaining that the most insanely popular app in the history of mankind wasn’t working on a pre-release developer preview of the next version of Android, due out in September. Well, oddly enough, Niantic seemed to think that was a fair request (unlike some, ahem Hindyana!) and Pokémon Go now works on Nexus phones running the N preview.
“This app/game isn’t compatible with Android N, 1-star til fixed”
“Really? It isn’t compatible with beta OS, you idiot?!”
— Joe Hindy (@ThatJoeHindy) July 8, 2016
There was also a petition running recently to convince Niantic to make Pokémon Go compatible with Intel chipsets. That’s definitely a much more reasonable request and Intel chipset-equipped smartphone owners deserve to catch all manner of digital creatures in increasingly dangerous environments just as much as everyone else.
So that’s two wins for fan requests: which do you think will be next?