Pokemon GO update 1.21.0 for iOS and 0.51.0 for Android released: What's new and download links

Pokemon GO v0.51.0 APK is now available for download on Android devices.

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Pokemon GO update 1.21.0 for iOS and 0.51.0 for Android released: What’s new and download links

Niantic Labs, the Pokemon GO developer has just rolled out a new bug-fix update for iOS and Android with the build numbers 1.21.0 and 0.51.0. The new builds focus mainly on bug-fixes, under-the-hood tweaks and a few minor feature enhancements.

Among the noteworthy improvements, the latest update for Nintendo's popular augmented-reality game adds fix for incorrect vibration notifications issue in nearby feature along with some minor text fixes for better rendering. The day and night modes have now been tweaked to show the current time to the Trainer with full accuracy.

Check out the excerpts of the changelog for the latest Pokemon GO update for iOS and Android:

  • The bug that caused incorrect vibration notifications has been fixed.
  • Day and night modes have changed to more accurately reflect the Trainer's current time of day.
  • Minor text fixes.

Unlike the previous release which introduced the first batch of Gen 2 Pokemon along with some festive and holiday-themed changes in the game, the new update only brings minor enhancements to the game without adding any new gameplay features.

In related news, Niantic is reportedly still working on the WatchOS version of Pokemon GO app, which is proposed for an "end of the year" release.

Both the 1.21.0 and 0.51.0 updates are being rolled out in phases. So, it may take some time to release the update across all the countries or regions worldwide.

Avid Pokemon fans are advised to keep checking their regional App Store and Google Play Store periodically as the new update may show up anytime now.

Android users who cannot wait for the official release of the update in their country or region may go ahead and grab the latest Pokemon GO APK file: Download Pokemon GO 0.51.0 APK