How well does Pokemon Go run on Android phones?
Also in today’s open source roundup: Pokemon Go now supports Android N, and why you shouldn’t fake your location while playing Pokemon Go
Pokemon GO is all the rage these days, with millions and millions of people playing it as they walk around with their phones. But how well does Pokemon GO run on Android phones?
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.
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.
Why you shouldn’t fake your location while playing Pokemon GO
A hot game like Pokemon GO is bound to bring out cheaters along with other gamers, and some players have figured out how to fake their locations. But a writer at Android Central points out why doing so is a very bad idea.