why now? It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of the most recent bugs are limited to 32-bit devices and thus the easy way out for Niantic is to stop supporting them.
I wouldn’t be surprised either to hear an announcement of them discontinuing support for devices with less than 3GB RAM within 12 months because more RAM potentially reduces the chances of crashes occuring. Currently they support devices with 2GB RAM or more and devices with 3-4GB of RAM are available for less than $400 Australian which is the low end of price range.
For anyone not sure if their android is 32-bit or 64-bit, download 64bit checker from google play and it will tell you. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.danielpolish.a64bitchecker
If Google will limit the Play Store to just 64-bit apps in 2021, why isn’t Niantic waiting for 2021?
I’m not surprised by this news most of the bugs are limited to 32-bit devices