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Pokemon GO may make your smartphone thicker

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New York: The popular Pokemon GO that requires you to keep the screen on all the time may drive smartphone manufacturers to insert a large battery, making smartphones thicker.

“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,” Slashgear.com reported on Saturday.

Pokemon GO is not going to drive innovation in battery power storage all on its own.

“What will drive the need for better batteries is the continued success of Pokemon GO and resulting apps and games, the report noted.

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

The newly-launched famous Augmented Reality (AR) game Pokémon Go has overtaken Twitter in terms of daily users and has seen people spending more time on its app than on Facebook.

This is how the game works.

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.

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.

IANS

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