July 12, 2016
Niantic has finally released an update for their mind-bogglingly popular mobile game, Pokémon Go, and the entire world can breathe a sigh of relief. The update will fix some issues with logging out when exiting the game, general crashing problems, and overall stability within the app. While there are no guarantees, this is a step in the right direction to avoid the dreaded blue screen we have all been scared of for the last week.
However, this update was not solely put in place to assuage the millions of Pokémon Go users that have made the app nearly more popular than Twitter. Perhaps more importantly, the update will stop Niantic from having unlimited access to your Google account. While this may sound sinister, the company has assured news outlets and users alike that the move was merely an oversight. They neither need nor want all that power and merely have your basic information from Google: your User ID and your email address. Fairly harmless, if you ask me.
The update will likely be the first of many, as the servers have been down for a large number of users on a large number of occasions. Hopefully, they will be able to get a handle on it soon so users can continue to roam the streets for these elusive little creatures.
You can update the iOS version here. So get on it!
H / T FragHero
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