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I have a Verizon Ellipsis 8 tablet, and I was wondering: should I be able to run Pokemon Go on it?

Each time I try to open up the app, it loads about 3/4 of the way and then it crashes. I have the newest software downloaded for it and I have tried a bunch of other things.

Any help would be appreciated.

  • I don't know the details for that particular tablet, but does it meet the requirements listed on the supported devices page? – pushasha Jul 9 '16 at 17:39
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    I saw that it seems that it meets the required specs. So I don't know if it is something else or not. – Nigel Smooth Jul 9 '16 at 19:01
  • The Ellipsis 7 uses an Intel chip. It doesn't work. Not sure, but not surprised if the 8 does as well. – jabs Aug 22 '16 at 2:13
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All though the CPU isn't specified for the Verizon Ellipsis 8, Verizon is known to use Intel processors. Making it highly likely that the Verizon Ellipsis 8 makes use of one as well.

This would make it incompatible with the game as defined in the supported devices (linked by pushasha in the comments as well):

Android

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
    (Android N will not supported until the official Android release)
  • Preferred resolution of 720x1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Intel CPUs are not supported

iOS

  • iPhone 5+
  • iOS 8+
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Jailbroken devices are not supported
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    Rolling back my edit to update the specifications, as I realised this was about the old restriction around Intel processors (which are now supported) :-) – Robotnik Oct 23 '18 at 5:29
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Note that as of July 2019, Niantic has updated their supported devices and operating systems, dropping support for some older Android and iOS versions and devices.

Specifically, Niantic has ceased support for

The currently supported technical specifications are as follows:

Android

  • Android 5 or above
  • Preferred resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Rooted devices are not supported

iOS

  • iPhone 5s or above
  • iOS 10 or above
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Jailbroken devices are not supported

See Niantic's 'Supported Devices' Page for more information.


What does this mean for your device?

While Pokemon Go now supports Intel-based processors, your Verizon Ellipsis 8 is on the low-end of devices, with only 1 GB of RAM and the highest supported Android OS of 5.1. It may now run Pokemon Go, but it likely cannot run it well enough to be generally playable. And with Niantic's demonstrated commitment to updating their supported devices as the years roll on, it's likely your device will fall out of support in the next few years.

I would definitely recommend getting a newer device when possible, if you wish to continue to play Pokemon Go.

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