Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Pokemon GO game app will make smartphones thicker, find out why

Narada Desk | July 17, 2016 1:55 am Print
Pokemon GO aided with its Augmented Reality features will help to revolutionize smartphones by urging manufacturers to come up with new technologies, says a report.

The popular Pokemon GO with its characteristic features of Augmented Reality (AR) is the rage of gaming world these days. Now the news is that, Pokemon GO, may make smartphones thicker as it will prompt manufacturers to keep the screen on all the time, since requires you to keep mobile phone charged all the time, said technology experts.

However, Pokemon GO will not be going to drive changes in battery, instead the popularity of the game will influence mobile companies to take the lead to come up with better technologies, added experts.

“As Pokemon GO continues to gain steam, smartphone manufacturers will turn out devices that have features aimed specifically at this next generation of smartphone users — mobile phone users that are actually mobile,” reported on Saturday.

It will help in revolutionising the need for better batteries is the continued success of Pokemon GO and resulting apps and games, the report noted.

We will also witness the return of the removable, replaceable battery as a big selling point again, if Pokemon GO lasts, the report added.

Observers say Pokémon Go has overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users and has seen people spending more time on its app than on Facebook.

It uses the GPS capabilities of your device in conjunction with Google Maps to “place” creatures in real world locations, which you then try to find using your device as a guide.

Once you are in proximity to the “placed” creature, you then use your device’s camera to “view” the creature and try to “capture” it. Once you are in proximity to the “placed” creature, you then use your device’s camera to “view” the creature and try to “capture” it.

The Pokemon Go is available on Google Playstore and Apple’s App Store in the US, Japan and Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Britain and Germany and is coming soon to India, Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia.