Download of Pokemon Go 0.59.2 APK for Android has been announced. Here is what you need to know about this release.

Niantic Labs is in the process of rolling out a new version of the wonderful Pokemon Go game for those who interact with the title on an Android device. The San Francisco-based development house has let Trainers know that version 0.59.2 is on its way, but only for the Android version of the game, leaving iOS in the dark for now.

We’re typically used to seeing Niantic Labs push out updates to both the iOS and Android version of the game at the same time. Granted, those updates usually include new outward-facing functionality and improvements – no matter how small – but this time around it is only the Android smartphones and tablets which will benefit.

With that said, given the information contained in the tweet, it would seem that Niantic is purely bringing minor improvements and bug fixes to the table rather than offering shiny new functionality to Android users and leaving those on iOS in the dark:

Trainers, Pokémon GO is being updated to version 0.59.2 for Android with minor bug fixes.

A number of recent updates, available via the Google Play Store, have focused on trying to make the game a lot more stable and enjoyable for those opting to run it on an Android device. Niantic has previously bundled in fixes as part of its efforts to try and make the game load a lot quicker on Android, meaning that Trainers no longer have to wait for extended periods of time to get into the action. There has also been improvements on how the Android version connects to and interacts with the Pokemon Go Plus accessory for those who really take their Pokemon experience seriously.

This release is clearly the latest in a continuing effort to try and improve Pokemon Go for the millions and millions of Android users around the world, and is likely a pre-cursor to what will hopefully be an additional release in the not too distant future for both Android and iOS to introduce some new functionality that will extend the title’s proposition and bring in some new users.

If you are a Pokemon Go Trainer, and use an Android device, make sure you keep an eye on the Google Play Store for that update as it may go live in your local region Play Store any time now.

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