Two weeks have passed since the popular Pokémon Go made its debut on Google Play and Apple iOS iTunes App stores, but sadly it is yet to be made available on Windows Mobile, the third biggest mobile OS platform.
To get the attention of Microsoft, some fans initiated a petition online, so that the company make efforts or at least announce an estimated time frame on when Pokémon Go will be released to Windows-powered Lumia phones; however, it did not elicit any response from the Redmond-based company.
A Windows phone user, who goes by the name Rafael Pinheiro, took the matter into his hands and directly posed a question to Microsoft on Facebook. Pinheiro asked whether Microsoft has plans of launching Pokémon Go for Windows Platform anytime soon and also threatened to discard his Windows phone if the company failed to oblige his request soon.
To that, Microsoft replied that the company has received numerous requests and is trying its best to release Pokemon Go in Windows app store soon.
As of now, Pokemon Go has been released in 35 regions, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.K., Germany, Netherlands and other select European regions.
Due to server-related issues, Nintendo has not released Pokemon Go in its home country, Japan, but it has confirmed to expand the roll-out process to 200 countries in coming days.
So far, Pokemon Go has been downloaded over 30 million times and has generated over $35 million in revenue to the company.
Here's the official Microsoft Portugal's message (Translated):
Dear fans, we apologize if the comment published previously you induced in error. We have actually received requests for this application will be available for windows phone. The store windows is evaluating options to satisfy this request in the best possible way. We promise to keep you abreast of any developments.
How to play Pokemon Go:
For the uninitiated, Pokemon Go makes use of the smartphone's camera and GPS location feature to project virtual Pokemon on the screen. Players just have to go to designated locations to catch them and train in the Gym. If the players want to catch more Pokemons and consumable items in the game, they have to look for PokeStops. Pokemons can also be transferred to Professor Willow, who will reward players with candies.
Read more Pokemon Go related tips and tricks in the links given below.