TechRadar: How to download and play Pokemon Go right now
Pokémon Go is Nintendo's first foray into augmented reality apps for Apple and Android devices, and it has already proved to be incredibly popular, with Pokémon players around the world downloading the app and hunting for pocket monsters.
Although most of the world can't wait to catch Pokémon on their smartphones, Pokémon Go is now officially out for those in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and Japan, although some other countries around the world are still having to wait. Thankfully new regions are officially getting Pokémon Go at a consistent rate.
How to download Pokémon Go for Android
If you want to play Pokémon Go on your Android device, and you're not in a country that has made Pokémon Go available through the Google Play store, then the following instructions will show you how to download it from a third-party website.
Download the Pokémon Go APK file
First you need to allow your Android device to install and run apps downloaded from other places. Be cautious when you turn on this setting, as you'll want to make sure you only download apps you know are safe and reliable
Open up Settings and go to Security. Scroll down and next to where it says 'Unknown sources', tap the toggle to turn this setting on.
Now you need to download the Pokémon Go APK file. On your Android device go to the Pokémon Go APK webpage and tap on 'Download APK'. Select 'OK' when the warning message appears and Pokémon Go will download. This APK file is now the latest version of Pokémon Go.
Once it's downloaded, swipe your finger down from the top of your Android device to see the notification area and select the Pokémon Go file, then select 'Install'. Pokémon Go will now install, letting you play right now. Happy hunting!
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