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This is how Windows Phone users are reacting to Pokémon Go

Everyone's talking about Pokémon Go, the crazy popular new game that launched over the weekend. Unfortunately, it's only available on Android and iOS, and we're not exactly confident that it will ever show up on Windows 10. About 35,000 people have already signed a petition to bring Pokémon Go to our favorite platform, but while we wait for that to happen, let's look at some of the reactions from Windows Phone users missing out on Pokémon Go.

There's sadness

Some Windows Phone users are really sad seeing all their friends get excited about Pokémon Go while the Windows app is nowhere to be seen.

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There's crying

We expected to see a crying Michael Jordan tweet, but the crying Pikachu seems more appropriate. Do you need a tissue?

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But some people get creative

Others make the best of a bad situation. No Windows Phone app? You can get real Pokémon toys or even transform your Windows Phone Start Screen into a Pokémon.

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And this one goes old school

If all else fails, you can grab a Game Boy (opens in new tab) on Amazon and play the original game!

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The game is about catching Pokémon, battling at gyms, and evolving your creatures while exploring the real world. Your virtual avatar moves when you move. You can explore your neighborhood with friends, and possibly meet new ones at historical landmarks disguised as PokéStops where players can find special items.

Pokémon come in variety of types, shapes, and sizes. Each area on the map has a specific Pokémon type, and some creatures are more difficult to find than others. For example, you can head to local lakes, ponds, or beaches to find water-type Pokémon.

Pokémon Go sure looks fun, but unfortunately all the Windows Phone users can't play it yet. How do you feel about missing out on Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

354 Comments
  • I wonder how everyone can be so sure that Microsoft employees aren't spending the day walking around capturing Pokémon with their HoloLens in the Microsoft Campus.
  • How does Hololens help Windows phone users? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Helps them get their mind off it?
  • Since it is one Sourcecode.. it would. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • But Hololens hasn't even been released and isn't going to be released in the near future or maybe even ever. It certainly isn't going to drive developers interest in Windows phones. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • They have already made public Pokemon GO will be available for hololens. That means it has been or is being ported for windows. Nintendo has just made the consious dicision to ignore windows tablet and phone market. It seems realy dumb if you ask me. They might want to wait til the other markets start to drop and then try and bleed some money out of us. It is time for windows users to say  We will not be discriminated against anymore.   Create a pokemon go account and mail the support asking for a windows version, P.S. I don't like pokemon but still doing it. I have an IPhone, access to 2 Samsungs and an 950 XL .... I only use the 950XL because it is far superior to the rest.
  • "It seems realy dumb if you ask me." but noone asks you.
    "We will not be discriminated against anymore." Ok, m8 say it!
  • New group  WPULM Windows Phone Users Lives Matter.
  • Where did they say Pokemon will be available for Hololens? Cardboard is mentioned in the app, but I do not see anything where they claim to be making a Hololens version. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Think of the failed project Astoria!
  • They aren't.
  • Maybe they are.
  • Because MS employees use iPhones.
  • So you're saying they also prefer Google Glass on top of HoloLens?
  • Google Glass is dead but it's not like Microsoft employees all got HoloLens as a gift or someting. They slowly sent it out to developers, the only MS employees who would have it are those developing apps for it or working on the platform itself
  • Hololens is already available to non MS developers and they have given it to some employees
  • And Satya Nadella uses iPhone Pro.
  • meTelephone pro retina steve jobs edition
  • Satya is turning Windows mobile into productivity OS. Windows mobile is super productive when it has no Pokemon Go, lol.
  • really,  He wants the corporate cubical slaves to work work work,  no games or pokemon for you cube dwellers!  ha ha 
  • Shannon Loftis, head of Microsoft Studios, already exposed herself on Twitter as a non-Windows phone user by tweeting about Pokemon Go. You're right, though, that HoloLens makes a lot more sense as a Pokemon Go device than smartphones do.
  • And when was not ok to own an iPhone because you're head of Microsoft Studios? We're in the Post-Ballmer era.
  • Where did I say it was not okay for the head of Microsoft Studios to own an iPhone? Got any more words you'd like to put in my mouth?
  • probably due to the negative connotation in "... already exposed ..."  implying shame...
  • "Already" is a simple adverb indicating that something has occurred in response to someone wondering if it has or has not. In response to the OP's post, its use makes perfect sense here and carries no additional connotation. "Expose" is simply a synonym of reveal. Any negative connotation for that word comes mostly from context, and nowhere did I shame her for this (although, she should be publicly shamed for publicly lying about other things, which she has been caught doing, but that's a different issue).
  • D-O-U-C-H-E-B-A-G noun informal an obnoxious or contemptible person, typically a man. see 'Coip'.
  • I would love to see what would happen to an apple exec if they were hopping around with a XL. 
  • I'd like to see something else put in your mouth to shut you up for good.
  • how about an iPhone 6s plus? it's pretty big
  • I love when comments are more entaining than articles. <3
  • What? I'd feel embarassed enough wearing a Google Glass around town, yet alone a HoloLens...
  • But HoloLens looks so much cooler than a Google Glass.
  • I wouldn't be caught dead in public with either of em
  • Don't worry, by the time it's released, they'll figure out a way to make it prettier. Hell, they may even release special edition as Halo, stormtrooper or even Power Rangers helmets. Imagine going around wearing a Power Ranger costume talking to someone no one else sees and making weird gestures with your hands in the air. Super!
  • I would love to see Holo lens like the Spartan Helmet!! that would be sick!!
  • I pressume HoloLens will end up being like a pair of sunglasses. They just have to adapt the Microsoft Wireless Display into it and voila, you have your WP in your poket powering your sunglases/hololens display (they will have to compress the sensors a little also..).
  • I have a Windows Phone and I can play the game. Connected my iPod to my phone's hotspot. Boom! Pokemon
  • You're winning! Hopefully you have a great data plan.
  • i have a cheap android phone that connects to my hotspot. lolōoololol
  • Lost concentration after "exposed herself"
  • Woah the down votes are going crazy today
  • People are commenting with the signature "this comment was posted using the Windows central app for android" automatic down vote. RIP Nokia phones and tablets.
  • Nah they are too busy playing yu-gi-oh with HoloLens :P
  • Does sound a lot like a Alex Kipman thing.
  • Yu-gi-oh? :O Really? Or are you just trolling? :D When I was a kid, I had like 2000 Yu-gi-oh cards, and loved it :D I would be the first to buy a HoloLens because of a Yu-gi-oh game :D So much memories... :D
  • And have the board attached to your arm, just like Battle City!!
  • Exactly :D
  • Start spreading the news! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNJeWnwZ0Rw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uK0b2LQlvg
  • Oh man... This game would be so much fun on HoloLens :D
  •  Ohhhh Yaaa...
  • For starters, HoloLens doesn't have GPS https://forums.hololens.com/discussion/64/does-the-hololens-have-a-gps-s...
  • Okay, I just said it would be fun on it :D I didn't say anything about if it's possible or not. No need for downvoting :D
  • I was replying to the original comment, not yours.
  • Oh, sorry mate.
  • Would it be that difficult or expensive to add GPS to the final release of HoloLens? I mean, if the Microsoft Band can have GPS... Then again, Microsoft said they never really intentioned for HoloLens to be a walk-around-in-public device, and perhaps it could connect to a GPS device like a smartphone instead.
  • You should make petition on that.
  • But does HoloLens 2 have GPS? ;)
  • I know for a fact i would never download pokemon go/stop or whatever
  • hololens can run android emulators, so yea that might be a possibility
  • For a brief period, One of the insider updates included a working Android emulator hidden behind the scenes. Though Microsoft never confirmed, this was most likely project Astoria. You could easily side load Android APK's and for the most part they worked really well. I'm guessing due to the ethics of it all and the lack of app control they removed it quickly. I would assume a Microsoft employee has a build with Astoria and could most likely play the game. 
  • lol! delusional. and even so, do you think EVERYONE has the financial capacity to own a hololens? you kidding us?!   get real.
  • No, more likely Microsoft Employees are walking around with their Android and iOS phones not caring.
  • Do you really want Pokémon Go with all the security issues they're having as, well as people are not paying attention to they're surroundings and being attacked.
    No thanks not me I'll Stick to GTA IV and V more fun.
  • I'm sure they doing exactly that, but with their iPhones.
  • I don't really get the hype.
  • It'll die off in like 24 hours. So much better games being developed for the HoloLens.
  • Yeah, I imagine there is a sizable population of us in the "don't give a crap" category.
  • Those guys are excited seems like they never had a childhood.
  • Or a girlfriend
  • What if your girlfriend likes Pokemon?
  • What if your wife likes Pokemon? And you like Pokemon? Its a neat app. I have it on a phone and have caught a few pokemon and seen a few highlights of interest around towns I wouldnt have known were there. Its actually really cool, not just neat. Try it out before assuming someone wouldnt want to play it, didnt have a childhood, or has no romantic interests. Its a pretty sweet game :).
  • I think it's like drugs, if you try them and don't like them there was no point in trying them, if you try them and like them you shouldn't have. Only right choice is not to try them :D We spend so much time with the damned smartphones in hand seeing all this hype about something that sucks away the few spare time people have worries me a lot. People at pubs looking at facebook instead of talking, people around town catching vritual pokemons, people getting killed by car accidents because they cross the sreet looking at the phone (real news). Sad times indeed.
  • And this is how you console your self for owning a crappy WP that has outdated software and always falling behind modern trends? So this the new thing now, accuse the users of TRUE SMARTPHONES of being junkies.. Sad!
  • Try and understand there is some normal people around the internet who use product they like, if I wanted an android I would buy it kid, I don't need to console myself, it's easy to understand. And if you you clearly can't understand a metaphor, go back to school.
  • Well, looking at the grammar in your reply, you are in dire need of re-education. LOL. Look at it this way: You will be "retrenching" in school just like your beloved Microsoft.
  • Yes please attack on grammar since you are so empty on concepts.
  • Well, at first say sensible words that I identify with to gain the right for a proper reply. Got it kiddo?
  • Yeah now you can't reply because your brain is not flexible enough to understand something not written in perfect English, ahahah
  • OMG.. Even your laugh is backwards. How delusional can you be? LOL... This says mountains about your background Winboy.
  • It's neat game, and the since it's become such a phenomenon, it's also become a big a social event. It will sizzle down after a while, but will likely retain a rather large active playerbase as long as they keep updating it.
  • Oh the pain... I want the app! :(
  • There's nothing wrong with carrying a Windows Phone and another Android Phone in 2 different pockets. That's what the Great Michael Fisher does.
  • Thing is I don't own a Android Phone and I can't even afford one right now! (Portugal is in a bad shape when it comes to finding jobs...)
    Either else, I'd be doing that!
  • I see. I hope the situation becomes better for you.
  • Thank you!!
  • congratulations for the EURO win!!!
  • :D Thank you!! And thanks to all the team that never gave up!!
  • At least you guys won the Euro 2016. :D
  • We were starving for the title since 2004! We lost back then to Greece, it was unfair. Now we redeemed against France! ^_^ Thank you for your support!
  • Now you are just ...starving...better times indeed :)
  • Indeed, we need better times for other things besides football too! :)
    And yes, Euro 2016 was a major win!!! :D I was confident but it still was a surprise!
  • Better you than French indeed :D
  • Ahahahahah! xD I like you! xD
  • But you won euro 2016 !!! :D
  • The problem is that people don't want to pay for a second phone for an app. My sister wanted me to try it yesterday, but it uses GPS, and the game won't acknowledge a GPS signal without the SIM card, meaning I'd have to have a second line with an Android device, or I would have to swap SIMs to play. As I don't have a spare AT&T Android device lying around (never owned one), it isn't as simple as grabbing another phone lying around the house.
  • Silly app and its double posting.
  • Ain't nobody got room for that!
  • Niantic has a Facebook, Instagram and twitter, on top of signing the petition. Hit them on social media. Explain to them how Universal apps work and how cool would there gam be not just on win10 mobile, but imagine this on a HoloLens.
  • Imagine people walking around town wearing a $3000 HoloLens walking out into traffic to catch Pokemon. Such a realistic scenario. Enjoy your Petition Phone platform.
  • W10M has just 10% of the installed base of itself small installed base of all Windows phones. No sense whatsoever to make 'universal' app.
  • If you think that, then you do not understand what Universal app means and how it works. You do not get it.
  • I know how it works. I also know that this app isn't usable on 99% of Windows 10 devices out there that run "Universal" apps.
  • Tsk tsk tsk.
  • And you don't get it that things like Pokémon Go are MOBILE-oriented and that a UWP of it is therefore completely useless.
  • If you think you are right that is OK. keep thinking like that it is OK. You are wrong but it is OK.
  • Are you implying people will go out to catch Pokemons, with a laptop?
  • Of course not, but they can do other things not though of yet, innovative thing for the game. I am suggesting that the prospect of UWA and what it can potentially mean later down the road would be the incentive for making the app in the first place.
  • Could you give us details of how would and uwp version would improve over the original app? And how would it be better than the iOS and Android version?
  • I did already in the comment you replied too, That is all thanks. Goodbye.
  • Most likely not a laptop, but a small tablet for sure. I've already seen people playing Pokemon Go on 7 and 8 inch Android tablets, so why not Windows 10 tablets? There's such a broad range of Windows tablets too. Big market there, especially in the fast growing hybrid market. It's not unreasonable for someone to use a Surface to play Pokemon Go.
  • You can target a UWP app to mobile only. There is no one stopping you from doing that..
  • Windows Mobile doesn't have the market share to deserve thr app, the whole point of uwp is to have apps to come to winmobile by leeching thrm out of desktops and laptops, the problem with this strategy is that with mobile oriented apps (you are not gonna use a laptop, nor a desktop to catch Pokemons) is completely useless, since the developers of this type of apps don't give a flying **** about the millions of desktops and laptops users since they are not their target market.
  • Not so. I've a windows tablet with built in GPS, camera and all the other necessary bits for the game. (Its a HP elitepad 900 - 3G model, a bit old and slow now, but still works for consuming vast amounts of online content). Point is, I could happily use this to play the game on the move...
  • You are on lone person, it's not worth the development effort for that small of a demographic
  • It is for some small teams... It really depends on several factors. Still, there is cases for the game as a UWP. And people should try to get it. :) It wont take away from Android or iOS because W10 has the game.
  • Many Windows 10 devices can be mobile: phones, tablets, 2-in-1s, laptops, HoloLens, etc.
  • Easy to claim he doesn't know anything while not showing you do. Universal requested to all W10 Devindra, but only the phone and HoloLens can actually make good use of this app. You need to move around the city and run GPS to play. That's not going to go over well with the majority of W10 devices, the desktops and bulky laptops with no GPS hardware.
    Maybe some newer hybrids could make it work, but you still have the attempt to play on a 10"+ display. Caring that around the park to play seems cumbersome. This is a game made for phones, and there aren't enough of those on W10M to justify Niantic's time and resources, given they still have to roll the game out to iOS and Android in several countries.
  • The Hololens has neither GPS nor a cellular modem for constant connectivity. Plus, would someone really walk around in public with that thing on their head just to catch some Pokemon?
  • If I had it, I would!
  • Heck yeah, they would! That's the kind of thing HoloLens exists for!
  • Trust me when I tell you that I know *exactly* what a Universal app is and how it works. The Windows Phone team also thinks exactly as you do, that Universal apps are The Answer. (Trust me. I used to work at MS.) That mindset is the exactly reason the platform has failed. (Not "is failing." Failed. It's dead.)
  • Windows central reported that W10M penetration is at just 11% of all windows phones. There are however 350M W10 pcs but that a different story. And no, a UWP still requires a bit of extra code/customization for each platform (phone, pc, Xbox, HoloLens) as the hardware capabilities and orientation of the screen differs on each. I know because im working on a Xamarin app supporting UWP (pc and phone), windows 8, wp8.1, android and ios (phone and tablet/pc). I was going to drop the two windows 8 projects from my app, but I at least need wp8 in conjunction with my W10M app.
  • UWP is as dead as Project Islandwood and Project Astoria.
  • Come back to reality because that's not remotely true.
     
  • So a universal app that can be played on any device isn't worht it? Phone, tablet, laptop, desktop PC, wearable, etc. Why wouldn't you want to write an app once and have it be available for eveerything?
  • Exactly and be available for future innovations.
  • Pleasen give an example of these future innovations. What "innovations" can a 100% mobile game add that would make it compelling on a laptop or desktop? And why would they waste time and money on that when they could be making the core mobile expereience better for Android and iOS users (99.4% of the mobile market)?
  • You want me to give an example of a future innovation???? Wow... The users in this forum have really surpassed A$$H0le levels.
  • If you're going to say they should make a UWP because of some potential innovation, you should be able to come up with at least one that makes sense for the game.
  • HoloLens 2.0 or 3.0 in whatever Freaking year you want to imagine. Lets say the year 3998. Don't really matter. They only cost a few bucks and can be bought in the same gumball vending machines of your youth. They are light weight and look like regular sun shades. On a desktop, you can view all your past conquest and upload videos and pictures to social media and keep track of your friends and how they are doing. "Future Innovation" Doesn't mater what it is, so long as it will be available on the ONE core windows platform.
  • Yeah, your grandiose, vague statements mean nothing. You're stating unfounded, aimless statements as legitimate claims and facts, and you're attacking people who except a rational explanation for your nonsense. You know, like how you said the game could be better if it were on non-mobile W10 devices, while giving exactly 0 examples of how a game based on GPS and moving around the world would be benefitted by stationary devices typically owned by people less inclined to use mobile-like apps than traditional programs.
  • Maybe in the future people dont have a phone. They have a mini hololens with data and gps, a connected car, a connected home, and a connected tv. And the apps sync across platforms. And instead of texting someone you can interact with people constantly based on where you are, all the time. And because interactions and notifications are basically everywhere you dont need a phone anymore because people can pop in and out in a much more sense (mixed reality) and you can interact with them and, if you want, others around you can interact with them because everyone has a hololens like device and a connected car/house/tv. In that case, screw a mobile phone...
  • Yeah because you're gonna go out to catch pokemons with a laptop or a desktop (which let me remind you is where the majority of MS's market share is), right? Let's take out the desktop and laptop segments and lets see how much is worth it to develop an uwp
  • This one app might not be the best example for universal apps, but yes you could boot the app on your laptop when you have a moment and use its GPS to see if in that moment there are Pokemon to catch. Yes, the primary device would be phones and tablets with data access.
  • Because this app is 100% designed for phones, and not enough people use W10M to make it worth it.
  • But a lot of people do use Windows tablets now, especially hybrid tablets which is a very fast growing market that Microsoft has a very comfortable lead in. It's not uninmagineable for someone to simply pull out a 7 inch Windows tablet or even a Surface tablet to play Pokemon Go. So it doesn't have to be just for phones.
  • The amount of people using the hybrid tablets are still relatively a very small number, not to mention that half of those won't have gps.
  • From what I understand, that number has largely surpassed the number of Android tablet users. And aside from hybrid tablets, there are also the small 7-8 inch windows tablets that I've seen a lot of people use. I'd say the entire Windows Mobile, Tablet, and Hybrid market combined is pretty sizeable and definitely worth consideration. Besides, the Pokemon GO app was created in Unity which is a cross-platform engine and therefore, should already support Windows.
  • Tablets themselves aren't that popular, especially ones with GPS+ LTE. I do not know how W10 tablets relate to Android tablets, but I do know the overall W10 market share hovers around 10%, install base would be smaller than that. Compared against iPhone & Android phone users, it's almost insignificant. Even with a cross-platform game-engine, even simple game usually require platform specific optimizations / changes, one like Pokemon Go, which relies on multiple platform-specific services, porting is far from a simple job. The limited "gamey" aspects would have been rather trivial to implement for each platform  separately (in comparison).   edit: I don't have any numbers, but I bet there are more WP8(.1) users than there are W10M and W10 tablet users combined.
  • I guess these people didn't get the WC memo that this app is useless, irrelevant, not needed, and that Windows phone already has all the apps anyone could possibly need.  
  • I'm sure you can catch them at the office too. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'm sure you can catch them at the office too. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Not sure if this is sarcasm or not, especially for the other part of the sentence.
  • I missed that memo, source?
  • All the apps we need? Maybe, but probably not. Enough apps to make due is more like it.
  • "Need" is a dumb term for phone apps anyway. Other than phone calls, we don't NEED anything in these phones. However, I can say there are things I really WANT on my phone that aren't around, like MLB.TV.
  • Some of us don't even need phone calls. Also unless you know everyone's personal life here, how do you know what someone might or might not need in their phone? It's easier to just say that you are speaking for yourself.
  • >"Need" is a dumb term for phone apps anyway. That alone is dumb statement. You do not buy a SMARTPHONE just to make phone calls. No one does (well MOST PEOPLE). You expect basic features like text, email, and APPS to extend the features of a phone. So yea, if YOU NEED a feature on your phone, you NEED an app... after all you DID buy a SMART PHONE. Not a DUMB PHONE.
  • Point me to the phone feature that is absolutely needed, though. These are all luxury devices. "Need" suggests an inability to properly function in society without the stuff. You don't NEED to text someone that you saw a pigeon, or tweet that you're at the movies. The things that people do on their phones are VERY rarely necessities. People just use the term "need" about as flippantly as they do the word "literally."
  • They clearly didn't get the memo that it's a piece of pîss to port iOS code to Windows using Islandwood tools. Allegedly. If King can do the Candy Crush titles why can't they Poke this over?
  • Because they are very different, and the amount of platform services used if very different.
  • I think this is a case of investment. I mean if the devs look at windows 10 mobile and say “well, I think by next year we'll see its worth, so let's take the risk of supporting it”, then we'll see a release from them. But if they don't think it's worth taking the risk then there we go. What's also to consider, is if the developers of this game have those resources in abundance to take that risk. I haven't seen Pokémon games in a long time. So it could be a case of "ok we're running out of cash so, let's innovate on this generation of Pokémon and take advantage of the smartphone development" if that's the case, then I would expect them to be a little skeptic about a windows 10 mobile version Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You haven't seen Pokemon Games in a long time? The last main games were X and Y on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013. They have so far sold almost 15 million copies worldwide. There have also been spinoff games on the 3DS and WiiU released since then. Sun and Moon are the next sequels in the main series and they are due in November. Hell, they even released a mobile game recently, Pokemon Shuffle, with more than 5 million downloads on Android. Basically, they don't need the Windows Mobile market. As for running out of cash, Nintendo and the Pokemon Company? No way. Nintendo can continue to lose millions for years and they would still have cash reserves and massive assets in IP and and other investments. The developer Niantic are probably also not cash strapped, considering they are getting paid to turn Ingress into Pokemon Go and they were spun off from Google, so yeah they're probably healthy. I think you are onto something with the first part of your post, but the second part was just a bit lost and misinformed. You might be unaware of Pokemon's recent and continued success, and it doesn't really have anything to do with Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is more of an advertisement for Pokemon and probably wouldn't cannibalize any of the market from the main series, because they are completely different games that follow different strategies and cater to different market segments.
      TL;DR, Pokemon Go is not a desperate dash for Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, or Niantic because they need money (they don't). And secondly, WM is just not worth the time, especially considering they haven't even released the game in all markets on the leading platforms iOS and Android.
  • Oh thanks. You're right, I really don't know about pokemon that much. So maybe they really don't think windows 10 mobile is worth it. Thanks for taking the time out to type all that, explaining it to me. I really respect that, cuz you could've just made a negative comment about windows phone, so I like that. Anyways, I'm a Pokémon fan and I'd like to see it on Windows 10 mobile soon, as I'm a windows phone type of guy too. But I know how to think from a business perspective, so I can understand if they don't want to bring it to us. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • It's everywhere and everyone is talking about It
  • Interesting reactions. It seems like it would be fun to play but I'm just lazy, so I'm indifferent. I might or might not feel differently if I didn't have a phone to play this at all.
  • So childish crying over a game change to lagdroid or ios and shut up
  • people have the right to complain regardless of what you think. you have no right to tell them to shut up or switch platforms.
  • People have the right to laugh at adults crying about a kids game, regardless of what you think. You have no right to tell him not to laugh at people or to tell him not to tell people to switch platforms. His freedom of speech also.
  • He does have the right to tell them that, but he certainly can't make them.
  • It's no more childish than opening an article just to write a usless comment. Please keep scrolling next time a Pokemon article comes up.
  • If you think this is bad, imagine what if Nintendo had decided to make Pokemon Go a Windows 10 Mobile exclusive? You'd probably have iOS and Android fans rioting in the streets at that point.
  • Say what you want but my g5 is far faster than any wp I've owned. The term Lagdroid is so outdated. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Funny, I got a LG G4 with my Nokia ICON... No lag on the G4... in fact as fast or faster than my ICON, funny how that works..
  • Done :) I got an iphone 6+ because there are NO apps for my buisness (Real Estate) and because I don't want to miss apps such as Pokemon.
  • I have a feeling that many Windows phone users may throw the towel just for one app, I will stay with my windows phone but can't deny I'm starting to get envy.
  • Me too, on my 4th Lumia, getting the HP on release, but definitely feeling the pain...
  • This app was the first thing in 4 years to make me regret switching, but I'm not jumping ship for one app. I'm connecting my iPod to my phone's hotspot to play the game. It's not perfect, but it works.
  • I was thinking about that. Sounds like a good idea, and no it isn't being a traitor.
  • It's not worth jumping ship for. There are a TON of other things worth jumping ship for, but this isn't it.
  • I might get a 20 dollar android phone from cricket and just sim swap it :).
  • I'm just going to get a cheap android to play around with (aka unlock, develop, get Cyanogen) so that I can at least be with the hype. It truly is frustrating to have an app released for WP AFTER the hype dies down and nobody uses it.
  • I'm sad you missed my tweet on it:   https://twitter.com/madmup/status/752317289228185600
  • Haha! I love that tweet. And its probably partially true too...
  • How many articles about this game? We get it! They don't want to support Windows Phone. This does not mean that everyone is sad about it though. If they bring the game that will be nice. However, if they decide to keep us out of the loop so be it. There is no reason to get worked up about Pokémon. I would choose productivity apps over this Pokémon game anytime of the day.
  • Productivity has a limited window when you can be productive on any platform.
  • Productivity apps like Word, Powerpoint, and Photoshop that are also on every platform?
  • Yes
  • So 3 articles is too many? There is nothing wrong with saying there is a petition, that WC has contacted the developer, and describing the reaction of Windows users to not being able to play. There are loads of productivity apps out there. This is the first AR game to actually get people excited. It's also the biggest news in the mobile space right now, so a tech website not covering it would be a little weird. I'm sure the articles will die down unless we finally get the game. Until then, feel free to scroll past the Pokemon articles so you don't have to be bothered by them.
     
  • "We messaged the developer and have no response" isn't worth an article. If they had an actual, official statement from Niantic, that would be a different story. Basically, what they did was made an article out of what amounts to a tweet.
  • Yeah, we don't even have it on W10 devices, and this site has more run its second article that reeks of useless clickbait to generate comments and ad revenue. It comes of poorly to me.
  • If the Hololens supports Pokémon Go then it's only a click away and Windows Phone can support Pokémon go with the superior cameras of Windows Phone. It will undoubtedly be a superior AR. Experience.
  • 1 - HoloLens isn't a commercial product 2 - HoloLens will NOT be the sort of thing that will sell cheap 3 - HoloLens will NOT be the sort of thing that will get mass adoption let alone will people go out on the streep looking ridiculous with that thing strapped around their heads (you can ask users of the deceased GoogleGlass how they enjoyed being called "glassholes")
  • Whew, glad you set the record straight, because obviously you know the future right... obviously!
  • It's not predicting the future, it's using common sense.
  • Djcbs and common sense doesn't suit in same sentence:P
  • Hololens doesn't have GPS or LTE modem and costs $3000.
  • Millions people will buy if it it has Apple logo.
  • So here is my take on the app gap scenario, not just Pokémon Go. Developers won't make an app for a platform due to that platform not having market share (let's assume that is the only reason). People don't join a platform because of the app gap. These are thus compounding issues. A developer won't make an app for an OS with no user base and today's users typically don't join an OS with none of the apps they want to use. Seeing as developers now have the means to port games and apps to W10, it's really the developers killing the platform in my opinion. Yes MS could POSSIBLY do more to get developers to come to windows but they've practically given them a silver platter with gold glassware and the finest scotch available. personally, I believe there should be rules in place for developers to have to develop for all platforms if certain conditions of their "company" are met. Such as if they already develop for more then one platform their apps should be made available on all platforms, or if their income from the apps they produce exceeds a certain amount per year they should be required to develop for all platforms. Obviously with more precise numbers and requirements but something to that effect. That way the general population would be allowed a choice of any platform to have the experience they want without missing on the apps they want. The general consensus from what I've seen is that a lot of users and reviewers love W10M but just can't part with the apps they now take for granted. If this was no longer the case, I can see market share booming for W10M and the market share between platforms leveling out. If all major platforms equal 100% of the market share, even if its a 33% split between iOS, android, and W10M someday (or even if it's as it is now with like 60%, 28% and 1% or whatever the current breakdown is), you still get revenue from all of the markets. I just don't see how when it is beyond simple to port an app to W10 (from what I've seen and heard) you wouldn't capitalize on every last possible source of income. Just my 2 cents.
  • I agree. In fact, in the case of windows, we could have Pokémon go not just on Windows Phone. But on Windows tablets that are built with cameras. The Xbox One that has the Kinect.
  • There aren't any Windows tablets with a GPS, LTE and a rear camera (except maybe the Surface 3), and even if there were that woulnd't be as good of an experience as using a phone because it's heavier to carry around. The Xbox is stationary so it wouldn't work for a mobile oriented game.
  • But they do exist.  Like this one from my country.  http://www.oplususa.com/notepad/
  • there's a tablet targeted at note taking that's called the Notepad. I...I approve of this
  • I agree also. I've seen comments from developers that sound like the comments from phonearena when windows phone is mentioned. I think market share is a big part of it but I also think favoritism is keeping developers away as well.
  • How hard can it really be for a major company to develope an app for the Windows Phone OS?  I really don't understand this.  It shouldn't take more than a month to make an app for Windows Phone; espeacally when you have many people working in the company.
  • It is not, some companies dislyke Microsoft, and, don't use microsoft tools.​A windows phone app is usually published for every platform because it's cross-platform. There are benefits with working with it, people are stuburn
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ My reaction, but a fad like this (no matter how long it lasts) is always welcome, and at this point, almost vital for Windows phone to be taken seriously again...
  • Yes, many here say SnapChat is a fad as well, but that doesn't stop the droves of teens go get iOS and Android and diminish the W10 mobile marketshare.
  • And yep, it's still going pretty well.
  • I dont see this game as a fad at all, Pokemon has been a monster his for multiple decades now and with the updates in the pipeline this may be one of the most popular games ever created, if not THE most popular. Pokemon has already proven that it has staying power.
  • Very true. Pokemon started internet eons ago, and the game sticks to the established story/structure. 20 years and counting. Each new generation inducts thousands more people into the PokeMon world. I watch my social feeds and I am seeing many people who never had any interest before take interest in this game, people tying it to their fitness bands since it helps encourage them to walk their miles/steps every day, and parents who just want to connect with their kids a bit more. Even though Windows Phone has a smaller marketshare, it still amounts to millions of in-app purchase dollars being missed worldwide as well. And many people don't want to go out and buy a new phone just for one game in fear they may tire of the game quickly and effectively just wasted money. Now, someone needs to create an AR City Explorer app so you can see ads, menus, coupons, etc. when you are out shopping to combine the best of Yelp reviews, online menus, UrbanSpoon data, all those weekly ads you get in the mail, etc. I am all about saving a buck where I can :)  
  • I think, no. Pokemon go will never be an app/game like the game Clash of clans by supercell. Alas! I am just a user of this dumb phone. I can't do anything to have these mind-blowing popular addictive games.
  • MS should release an official Change.org app for Windows 10 mobile since the only thing its users can do it beg developers to bring their apps over.
  • Kickstarter app is also missing.
  • Need to start a Kickstarter for it then.
  • You two should get a room... be sure to bring your android phones... know what I mean... yuck yuck...
  • I see how HoloLens would be great for that, but does it sport GPS or even mobile Internet?
  • Nope
  • Well, then there is no point in bringing Pokémon GO to HoloLens.
  • That and Hololens is not meant to be used out and about. At least not this iteration.
  • We don't even have it on a device that has far more users than hololens and one that has all the hardware required. And people are talking about getting it on hololens. That device I am talking about is windows phone/mobile.
  • Beware this app can be a trap for your kids http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/armed-robbers-used-pokemon-go-app-lu...
  • Another famous and 'cool and hip' app not coming any time soon to the ever diminshing W10 mobile platform. I really want to see MS justify this. Now that Niantic has said that they're rolling out to Europe and Asia in a few days on iOS and Android, I wonder how MS would be able to keep their stranglehold in their key markets there.  
  • Still happy!
  • Easy.
    Buy an android or an iPhone.
  • I have an old iPhone that i downloaded the app on and use Personal Hotspot from my 930 to run... I love this game, but id prefer to play on my Lumia for sure
  • What about Windows Phones 8.1? Not everyone has W10 Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • No, in fact 89% of Windows phone users do not have W10.
  • W10M users are so selfish. Me me me uwp crap while WP8.1 is 10 times bigger platform.
  • And is being abandoned.
  • Windows 10m may be dying, but WP8 died long ago. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Windows Phone users can play Pokemon Go...kind of. If you have an old iPhone or iPod, create a hotspot on your Windows Phone and connect the iPod to the hotspot. The phone's GPS will transfer to the iPod, and you'll be able to play. I've been playing since Thursday.
  • Yeah, or we could just go out and buy a new iPhone... Seriously... I've always been a strong believer in Windows on phone but this just sucks...
  • Yes, it sucks that 1 app is not on Windows mobile.... I'm using this solution because it works for me, and I don't have to pay $600+ for a new iPhone. I've found my 950XL has better GPS than my girlfriend's iPhone 6 Plus anyway.
  • Pokemon Go is the app that finally pushes Windows Phone diehards (like myself) over the edge. Which is why my 950XL is now my secondary phone.
  • >Yes, it sucks that 1 app is not on Windows mobile.... The sad thing is, it's not just one app, Most people who switch who were fan boys here there is tons of apps...and this app was the final nail in the coffin...
  • Dude, if you can't control the urge to play this game, sell your 950XL and buy iPhone or Android device just to play this game. Don't blame anyone for not having this game in Windows Phone because it is the developers own and them only has the decision on this, not MS, not Bill gates, Satya Nadella or even Barack Obama.
  • There is a way! and that is iOS Bridge.
  • No need - it is built with Unity so they just need to target Windows as the platform and let Unity do most of the work for a native Windows mobile port.
  • Except they won't do it for quite a while, not least because their servers are already overwhelmed. The international rollout has been paused and until that's done and everything's stable, they couldn't possibly put it on the Windows Store, even if they wanted to.
  • Yeah definitely - if they ever do at all.  Just pointing out that it would make more sense for them make a windows native version with Unity than it would be to use the Windows Bridge for iOS (aka Project Islandwood) if they ever do.
  • Not that simple, for any game, but especially one that uses platform-specific services as much as Pokemon Go does.
  • My reaction - I don't even bother!
  • C'mon Microsoft, if ever there was a time to show IOS apps can be ported quickly and well it was yesterday!
  • It would only be with great effort and insurmountable determination that I could care less.
  • It would be fun to play this game. But if it doesn't come to Windows 10, I won't switch platform just to play with it :D
  • Cannot play yet? YET? until you buy an android or ios device you cannot play to pokemon go...they will never publish the app on windows store.
  • I even see pokemon go at the prime time news here in the philippines lol..
  • That annoying COC will finally lose marketshare. Lol.
  • People really doesn't have soul, only thing they care is money. It's just a game for having fun but they literally don't want to make people happy.
  • They are making the shareholders very happy though.
  • If pokemon go would be available on Win10phone it would be bugy as hell. The Pokémon go is the last problem with Win10platform. There are more serious problems.
  • Have two teenagers at home, who I bought Windows Phones for... they have been complaining... 
  • You set them up! I'm joking...mostly anyway.
  • I wouldn't leave because of Pokemon because I'm not nine, but it's an example of how the platform is still not taken seriously by app devs, even though it's on 400,000,000 devices. All sorts of new apps launch without even a hint of Windows action. I stay with the platform because I prefer it in daily use, but the "app gap" is nowhere near being closed. Or even addressed.
  • It hurts.......
  • I agree that's why I see get a iPod or secondary phone as a better option but no jump ship.
  • **** this..who has time for games..stop complaining and go buy an android phone and play.
  • That and the option to have practically any app you want and not have to wait anywhere from 1 to 4 years to get something that's enormously popular everywhere else.  Stop being a jealous little ***** can go and buy yourself a proper phone.
  • The unavailibility of the game didn't made me sad. But couple of WC articles about it made me.
  • There's a Gameboy emulator in our store called purple cherry. Just get it and download all Pokémon games for it to get your fix
  • Astoria would make this problem disappear
  • Except it's dead.
  • Yup. Rumor has that Supercell was coming to Windows phones via Astoria. Nadella do is good at burning bridges.
  • They have good iOS bridge. Why these developers won't use it?
  • I guess it's not that good?
  • How am I reacting? By taking my business elsewhere. Both from Nintendo and from local businesses that support the game. I will continue to vote with my wallet. If we all did that, we wouldn't be in this situation...
  • People did vote with their wallets. They bought Android and iPhone because Windows phones are not a compelling product. If all Windows phone users voted with their wallets, it wouldn't matter because there are so few of them. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • long time windows lover, and still do. though i am now convinced that windows phone can't offer much, switched to android for a while, then maybe iOS. I just feel plain happy, things work fine, no resume screens [for ****'s sake that was awful], and i can definitely play Pokemon GO. oh and i still get all the microsoft experiences on my android, better skype, better word, better excel, better one drive and Continuum too. I am very very cool ditching windows phone!
  • I'm honestly shocked by how many adults appear to be playing pokemon. But it got popular (the first time?) in the states well after I was a kid, so I'm clearly not the audience.
  • Hahahaha go old School buhahahaha
  • I am man who has lost hope... I doubt Microsoft would even bother to persuade them to use Islandwood... Islandwood was a ray of hope... But it's all dark from where I stand...
  • Microsoft now working on a Minecraft neighborhood virtualizer where you explore your neighborhood with your Lumia and bang it against your neighbor's house until little square chunks come off.
  • I still think the better idea was not to cancel Astoria since the problem is developers simply don't want to make windows mobile apps no matter how you try to convince them otherwise.
  • No idea how MS implementation of the Android Runtime was, but the one in my Jolla works great. It does have an impact on battery, but I still get better battery life than your average Android phone. Apparently, impact on battery life was the reason Astoria got cancelled in the first place. Although, I have to admit that partly because of the Android-layer, there are hardly any native apps coming to SailfishOS.
  • It'd come to Windows Phone probably once everyone else has stopped using it. Same thing happened with DrawSomething. Remember that crazy hyped app. Yeah. that one. Everyone stopped using it and then it came to Windows Phone.
  • Pokéwhat! I really don't give a crap about the game/app. My Windows phone is so much more than a single game/app. -Skippy
  • my wp is a 8" atom tablet so if i had any desire for this game i would be an android emulator away from it anyway
  • I grow up with pokemon and I really must say that I like the old fushion way the best. This all with pokemon go just makes pokemon lose it's charm and fun in my opinion :S
  • Where are all of the "Why Windows Mobile doesn't have an app problem" articles now?
  • Bots!
  • No we don't....sorry to burst your bubble
  • Never got excited about pokemon in the past. Won't be now either.
  • It would be nice to have it fit my kid, but so be it.
  • It will never happen with this game.  It uses Google Maps in the background and Google will not do anything to help MS mobile because it would only steal users from Android.
  • They have no problem supporting iOS.
  • They have to though. Google not supporting Windows phone was an anti-competitive measure, one of the many questionable things google has done in the last 10 years...
  • > "Windows phone user, why were you crying :[?" > "thingken of apps"  
  • Why is windows central spending so much on Pokemon Go anyway? It was known for months this isn't coming to Windows Phone. Why is this sudden bombardement of articles now? Just because it got released? Big deal. There are many apps on Android and iOS that aren't available for Windows 10, and quite frankly, more useful.
  • Ya wanna play this game? Buy a five dollar Android... Problem solved... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android.. But waiting for the HP Elite so I can get rid of this junkie Galaxy S5...
  • provide the link to a $5 android that can play Pokemon.
  • I'm wondering why Pokémon is still a thing in 2016.
  • Unlike Windows phones, which are no longer a thing in 2016.
  • To be honest Windows phones never were a thing. There was some hope and optimism though when market share was rising. Now at 0 and no hope and no optimism its all over.
  • I love Windows 10 Mobile and I've never been happier with the platform. I could not care less whether it is popular or not. And if the consequences of not being popular is losing an old fad kids game that is 20 years ancient then that's a pretty low price to pay for not being popular. I don't even play video games on my phones nor do I have much respect for people who think mobile games are good.
  • Enjoy it while you can. It is only a matter of time before Microsoft kills it. It won't take long for the enterprise strategy to flop and they will have no where else to go. You may as well switch now. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Seems interesting.
  • I thought this would be a dumb af game. Downloaded it this weekend and the wife had a blast. I'm sure the og helped but still fun either way. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • This is truly the most stupidest thing around and this has bad news all over it.  Trust me when you have kids and grown ups walking around 3 am in the streets playing this and not paying attention, its asking for trouble.  There already have been a few gunpoint robberies by others who are using the gps in this to trackdown other players and rob them...its only a matter of time before someone gets raped or worse murdered.  This is...just a waste of time IMO
  • Shut up
  • Exactly. Just a fad with major privacy and security implications
  • Honestly you just sound like a hater.
  • Microsoft should have kept the Android APK sideload :(
  • What happened to the porting tools that Microsoft was working on?
  • Abandoned like most MS initiatives.
  • If there is one thing I should have learned years ago, it's "never be an early adopter of MS tech".
  • Windows phones will most likely get Pokemon go. 3 years from now when people are already finished with it. Ditch the brand loyalty folks it's not doing you any good
  • Anger, Envy, Denial. That's how they are reacting.
  • Who the f*** cares a bunch of 20 something virgins?
  • Companies are forgetting that windows was the medium that made them Popular in the first place.
  • Yep, Pokemon owes all its success to Windows...  
  • Regardless...enjoy having your data mined and being robbed at gun point, iOS and Android users.
  • I feel the same way I feel about twice a week when there is some app I want that I can't get - disappointed that Microsoft has been so utterly clueless in marketing Windows Phone and thinking Microsoft will introduce a cool phone next year and nobody will care because Microsoft's marketing effort will one again be pathetic. ​
  • I tried it out to see what the fuss is all about. I got bored to tears in 10 minutes and uninstalled it. I can’t see myself running around like an idiot trying to catch imaginary friends.
  • Pokemon go is irrelevant, soon MS will launch bots to catch pokemon.;)
  • Not available for WP? Then all WP users are hereby ordered not to ever want this app because it is "useless".
  • These games sucked.  Move on.
  • My carrier let me get an upgrade for cheap when I got a new phone plan last year, so I recently took my Android phone out of its box and downloaded Pokemon Go. I still use my Windows Phone for alarms and (surprisingly) contacts.
  • Why bother, Rivo is taking Angry Birds off Windows Phone to focus on iOS and Android. CNN is leaving for the same reasons. Look here is reality, windows phone has very little chance of getting any real support from app developers. Ever since Microsoft chose to show no real support to selling Windows phone, no real marketing, never pushing to peak peoples interest. Zero ads for the 950 or 950XL which was dead on arrival. Let's face it. Say goodbye to Windows phone. I can't imagine my self having to spend about 7,6,5 or 4 hundred dollars on a sinking ship. Don't get me wrong, I'm a windows phone fan boy, I been holding back on haven't to write a comment like this. I own a Lumia Icon which I'm happy that Microsoft and Verizon was able to come together and give Icon Windows Phone 10 support, but it's not enough, and I hate having to say that. I'm torn.. I had recently paid off my phone and I'm very torn to see my phone become more and more irrelevant each time I read an article of another app being pulled. Nothing coming from Microsoft. Software to convert iOS apps to Windows phone completely ignored. I don't get why Microsoft is holding on to mobile device with little to no support. It's Zune all over again. It's hurts me to say it. Please convince me otherwise. Please..
  • Wow, maybe you can get a OLD build of Windows 10 Mobile.... The one you could use Android apps in, find the app on the web and side load it, Then you COULD play it on WIndows 10 mobile. Oh, wait, the Android emulator on Windows 10 Mobile could not use any hardware features, like GPS or Bluetooth, so Even that would be a fail. and Microsoft killed off the feature so screwed anyway about it..
  • I'll just deal with the sadness. But Niantic will **** it up. Mobile developers always find a way to **** up their own product.
  • Meh, I have been trying to play the game (on an iPhone 6S) when it lets me log in and even then there is a high chance that the game will freeze or crash to home screen. It's cute but frustrating with all the kinks that need to be ironed out. That and it's a battery drain.
  • I don't care. Never played pokemon, it's a child game, don't like the character and I have much more interesting things to do.
    Try to walk around on your city and pay attention to the details.
    Waking around looking for a digital toy is stupid.
  • "STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE" - the post
  • More like, "STOP LIKING WHAT I CAN'T PLAY".
  • I could play it if I wanted. I don't do things just because everybody is doing it. I'm not a sheep.
  • No. I'm just saying this hype it's stupid.
  • I honestly don't feel as though I'm missing out, despite not having the first hand play experience, it's still a blast seeing all your friends look and act ridiculous, share and talk all about what they're doing. The social aspect still exists, it's not real life people... O_o
  • This is how I'm reacting. IDGAF
  • Who care about Pokémon go, will I never watch it it play the game. But because of this reason, people switch from Windows 10 mobile to other platforms, seriously.
  • I have Samsung Galaxy Note Edge aside from my Lumia 950XL, but I didn't even download that game and probably wont download this. So, I feel sorry for people who are pressured too much by the craze being created by media about this slightly dangerous game but can not play because they only have Windows Phone. If you can control the pressure on you and you have money buy an Android device or iPhone (seriously).
  • all i can say is....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/11/technology/pokemon-go-coding-error-emails/index.html
  • Until people recognize Windows Phone as the legitimate third brand, the app gap will grow. Even so, Microsoft is looking to be the first in the next technological phase. SURELY cell phones aren't gonna stay the same forever. Someday, the iPhone will be nostalgic and we will all be using our holograms or our digital assistants or our tablets or whatever the heck there is in store for tomorrow's technology
  • Meh... I'm too old for this ****!
  • I have a Lumia 640 with Windows 10 on it, so I can't play Pokemon GO. And even though I have a Nexus 7, it won't let me install Pokemon GO on it, probably because it's a tablet, so I'm outta luck.
  • If you are on Android and don't know how to install the "clean" apk, maybe you should only have a WP. Works fine.
  • Honestly I took my wife's phone and spent the first half of today playing it. It REALLY sucks that the game isn't on Windows phone because it is SO MUCH FUN! Walking around playing the game traveling around your neighborhood and city. It stinks to be left out of the fun. You can't even know how fun and satiffying it is until you are staring at a familiar street and a pokemon is sitting there and you capture it! I'm very disappointed Microsoft doesn't care enough to make SURE that the popular crazes come to thier phone! I'm getting an Android phone today just so I can play the games that windows phone owners get screwed out of. I'll still keep my windows phone, but I'm tired of being left out.
  • Yeah it sucks that its not on the platform, but I figured a work around. Tethering from my Lumia 950 to a $50 prepaid Android phone. Pokémon Go! Via Windows Phone....sorta.
  • Didn't like the cartoon. Didn't like the Gameboy game. So don't care at all. I don't care much for games on phones hence why I'm happy with win mobile. If I was a huge Pokémon fan though I'd go buy a cheapo second hand Huawei Android phone. I don't get how people can be bothered going out and about to play this and I really think it will be a fad for a few months and then just the nerds will play it for eternity. I could be wrong though.
  • Time will come when developers won't release for Android or iPhone.... Everyone has their own time. I don't even bother of this game though, LOL graphics, and worst gameplay, also not optimized at all...
  • Holy ****, the SOUR GRAPES are strong with this one! =D
  • Like every WP user doesn't have a second OS... Mine's a G Flex 2.
  • A espera de um milagre
  • The petition has already over 50000 supporters :)
  • https://twitter.com/Asrialys/status/753276191868489728
  • I feel nothing becasue I left WP as my daily driver a several months ago.  Now I only have my 920 when around to pick up whenever I feel the need to come back.  It last for like 5 minutes and then I'm good.
  • Is it my imagination or isn't there/wasn't there a game already on Window's Phone that literally does this exact thing, only it does not get the attention because it's not Pokemon and it's a generic property?  I am blanking on the name and having a hard time finding it in the store at the moment but I could swear it is there.   I guess what I am getting at....this idea is NOT new nor original, so it sickens me this is getting so much notice.  
  • You guys will get it - AFTER the hype truly passed and one one's playing it anymore. So maybe in 12 months..   "I love my windows phone, I don't need apps" **complains about not getting Pokemon Go**
  • New member here, just ordered 950 to replace my lovely htc 8x. Has anyone mentioned Monster Buster: World Invasion that was similar and (interestingly) it exists only in windows?? I never downloaded it cause i didnt want my 7 yo niece (that simply adores my windows phone) to start walking around the streets :P
  • I swapped to Samsung ages ago ! Pokemon Go for Windows in 2019 lol. I pop back in now n again, it feels sad here ..I wonder why ppl stay till the end???
  • I think it was a stupid move by the developers of PokemonGO to only put it iOS and Android only. I love my Windows Phone BLU it is faster than any android and iPhone that is out there. And you can get it unlocked at Microsoft Local Stores. Way to go Microsoft.
  • It's good, but not stellar. Massive battery drain, bugs, and GPS issues.
  • me and my wife actually did it yesterday. i'm an old windows phone user fan. since 920. but yesterday i said it's enough. there is no more excuse. we boxed our lumia 640 xls, put them in closet and left home to buy new phones. we both got honor 5x and it's an amazing phone. it was not just because of pokemon go. OS is slow as hell, full of bugs, it's been a year and it still can't switch properly between 2 apps, telegram messenger, the most popular messenger in iran is the worst app i've ever used and apps are not coming. are leaving. satya really killed Windows mobile and phone. we couldn't take it anymore. 2 years ago i made lot's of people switch to windows platform and they all blame me for this. enough is enough.  i've left after 4 years and i'm not going to get back again. they had the money to make every developer making apps for them. it would be profitable for them after some years. but they scrwed us. even their own apps on android are far better than what i've seen in windows mobile. yes. we have left. there are more people leaving everyday. all the people i knew are going for android and IOS. and that's because nobody cared about us in Microsoft. they just left us with an unfinished os, full of bugs, slow and with no apps. 
  • ever since serebii.net reported that this game will  be available on ios and android i knew they won't develop one for windows phone. the app gap is real people and i'm tired of getting alienated all the time so i made my switch 3 months ago. pokemon go, power rangers dash, snapchat, the list is endless and still counting. though it breaks myheart to leave windows phone, i have no choice. on the good side, all microsoft apps are far more superior on ios than in windows 10 mobile. 
  • https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-the-pokemon-company-the-pokemon-compan...émon-go-for-windows-10-and-windows-mobile-10/sponsors/new?source_location=petitions_share
  • I believe it is possible to have Pokemon GO on Windows 10 Mobile because of Project Islandwood. Pokemon GO devs need to make a port from iOS code in Windows 10 Mobile for it to be achieved. And I think its alot cooler if they also port it to HoloLens and make HoloLens available for consumer used. Hehe.
  • And here I'm like. Eh. It's gonna use data and not even officially available in my country.
  • I don't really get the hype (even though I use Android), but I was surprised that even my tech illiterate friends were posting facebook pics of them hunting for pokemon...
  • Never cared much for pokemon, and while it's good that the kids gets out in real life a bit is nice I guess, but I don't think that should be associated with games..
  • I have 1 wp10; 2 androids ;1 office provided iOS ;one windows10 laptop ; sony ps3and 2 feature phones ... All versions are very useful. Now a question is ... Can I have a Pokemon capture on my sony pap ...... Of course not .... No app can become universal due to competitions .... Am I right ?Of course PSP does nt have GPS ...
  • Any one now a days not talk8ng about candy crush saga ....... It's still not running properly on Windows 10smartphone .... Lol
  • I bought a cheap $50 Android tablet and tethered it to my Windows Phone. Problem solved. 
  • I gauge a software company on whether or not they can be bothered to port their app to Windows Mobile. If they can't be bothered, they are usually not worth it and not worth my time.
  • Pokemon has lost its charm now. Things have cooled down. Was a waste of time anyway!