‘Pokmon Go’ arrives in Germany, global launch impending?


Is it finally happening?
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It took augmented reality game Pokmon Go just a few days to become a global phenomenon, draw in hundreds of millions of users and leap over established services such as Tinder like it was nothing.

Even more impressive? The game isn’t even available in most countries yet. After its launch in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. on July 6, Niantic, the game’s Australia-based developer, paused the global launch due to overwhelming demand.

But on Wednesday, Android Central reported that some users in Germany were able to install the game (without tricking their phone to think it’s in the U.S.), possibly signaling the start of the game’s launch in Europe.

We’ve tried to install the game in several European markets, including the UK, and it was not available yet.

Even if the game is still not available in your country, you can try to play by resorting to a few tricks.

On Android, you can directly download and install the game’s APK file from here but be careful, bypassing Google’s Play store like that can be dangerous and the file could be infested with malware.

On the iPhone, you’ll have to log out of your Apple ID, and then set your region to one of the regions where the game is available; for now that’s the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. You’ll have to create a new Apple ID to be able to download the game from Apple’s App Store.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/07/13/pokemon-go-germany/