Trainers, a new APK has appeared on APK Mirror and several regional Google Play stores, titled 0.109.2 and addressing a few big issues with the previous release. Our regular APK tear down was completed last night by ProHitman, but as we found literally nothing new, we gave it some time to test and see what has actually been fixed.
Significant code changes:
.checkIfWeAreOnTheMapInterval .beginEncounterTimeoutInSeconds .beginEncounterTimeoutInMiliSeconds
Just two new fields have appeared, targeting encounter timeout. We are not aware where these fields are used or which issues it fixes. No changed assets were found.
Issues we noticed as fixed:
Things that are still not fixed or are still behaving as before:
0.109.1 and 0.109.2 have been two minor APK releases, despite the 0.109.x version number bump. We already dubbed 0.109.1 as a disappointment in terms of new code added, and 0.109.2 follows the same pattern perfectly. Luckily, the later seemingly fixes all of the issues with the 0.109.x release family, so we strongly recommend upgrading to 0.109.2 if you’re running a lower version.
What can we expect in future releases? We’re not sure, but we expect to see more PokeStop submission code after GO Fest, big changes to the Friendship system, and hopefully, the first traces of Gen IV. PvP? We highly doubt we’ll see any traces of it in 2018, we get the feeling it’s (probably) scheduled for mid-late 2019, at least if the latest interviews with Hanke are to be believed (check the interview at Eurogamer).
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