niantic labs Stories December 4

Back in 2012, Niantic Labs was a subsidiary of Google when it launched its first AR mobile game called Ingress. Since its inception, the game has gained a close-knit community, but its size pales in comparison to the company’s second AR experience, Pokémon GO. Going into 2018, Niantic Labs has decided to go back to the drawing boards and completely revamp the mobile application and call it Ingress Prime.

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niantic labs Stories September 8, 2016

Pokémon GO Plus accessory to be available on September 16

After unveiling an Apple Watch version of the widely popular AR mobile game at Apple’s iPhone event, Niantic Labs has now announced on the Pokémon GO blog that the physical companion accessory, the Pokémon GO Plus, will begin shipping out to fans on September 16.

niantic labs Stories July 11, 2016

Update: Niantic has issued the following statement:

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user’s Google account. However, Pokémon Go only accesses basic Google profile information (specifically, your User ID and email address) and no other Google account information is or has been accessed or collected.

Once we became aware of this error, we began working on a client-side fix to request permission for only basic Google profile information, in line with the data that we actually access. Google has verified that no other information has been received or accessed by Pokémon Go or Niantic. Google will soon reduce Pokémon Go’s permission to only the basic profile data that Pokémon Go needs, and users do not need to take any actions themselves.


Google lets you see the apps connected to your account at the My Account section of its website, and today we noticed something interesting: Pokémon Go, the new hit smartphone game that’s pretty much taking over the world, is getting full access to many users’ Google accounts. That’s the same privilege that Google Chrome and Chromecast get. Currently, this appears to affect those that have used the Google sign in feature in the iOS app…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

niantic labs Stories July 5, 2016

Update 7/6: Pokémon GO is now available via the Play Store for those in the US. Click here to view the listing and download.

Update: In a statement, the Pokémon Company tells US and Japanese customers to “please wait for a while” for the formal launch.


After a brief field test in May, Pokémon GO is now available on Android. The mixed augmented reality game made in partnership with Ingress-makers Niantic Labs allows users to collect, train, and battle Pokémon characters in the real world. The game is still rolling out on the Play Store and might initially only be available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

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niantic labs Stories May 16, 2016

Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company have been working on a Pokemon game that allows players to collect, train, and battle Pokémon characters in the real world. After being tested in New Zealand and Australia, a Field Test is now coming to the United States.

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niantic labs Stories April 26, 2016

More Pokemon Go beta gameplay appears on YouTube [Video]

We told you last month when the first gameplay from Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company’s upcoming mobile game surfaced, and now even more footage has popped up on YouTube showing the first full 9 minutes of the experience…

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