Employees at Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, revealed today that they will soon stop supporting some of their old devices. In addition to the samsung Galaxy S4 / S5 / Note 3 / J3, Sony Xperia Z2 / Z3, the first-generation Moto G and other smart machines, many more devices will also be limited in functionality. The main reason is that Pokemon Go is moving to a full 64-bit version, while many of the Android devices released before 2015 are 32-bit versions.
Screenshot (from: Google Play)
After the limit, the players of these old devices will have no chance of continuing to experience Pokemon Go. To check whether your Android device is a 32-bit or 64-bit version, you can check with tool software such as Device Info.
Once installed, you can view the CPU type in the App to determine whether it is displaying a 32-bit or 64-bit device. Of course, most of the equipment purchased in the past five years has been a 64-bit platform.
Device Info portal (from: Google Play)
Niantic gives the following example son of 32-bit Android devices:
Samsung: Galaxy S4 / S5 / Note 3 / J2 / J3;
Sony: Xperia Z2 / Z3;
Motorola: First-generation Moto G / Nexus 6;
LG: Fortune / Tribute;
OnePlus: OnePlus 1;
HTC: HTC One (M8);
ZTE: Overture 3.
Finally, before the player buys the new device, Niantic also recommends that you save your account login information (provider, email address, and password) to successfully re-sign in to your account on the new device.