The Immuni app is not for everyone: here are the smartphones cut out

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A few hours after its debut, the Immuni application has already accounted for 500 thousand downloads in 24 hours. It is good, because the more people will be able to use it, the more efficient the contact tracing system at the base of Covid-19 monitoring will be. Too bad that not all devices are supported, except those that meet the operating system requirements.


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“The system requirements to use Immuni are imposed by the underlying technology of Apple and Google, which is not available for previous versions of iOS, Android and Google Play Services,” reads the FAQs of Bending Spoons, the company that developed the app.




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It means that many will not be able to download and use it because they have an old generation smartphone. It is the case ofiPhone 6 (2014 model) and earlier (iPhone 5 and 5s) regarding Apple devices that are not enabled because they are not updated to iOS 13.5 (in the case of previous versions the app will not even be displayed in the store).




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As for Android devices, those that meet the following requirements are enabled to use Immuni: update to Android 6 (Marshmallow, API 23) or higher; Google Play Services version 20.18.13 or higher; Bluetooth Low Energy. Therefore, the latest version of the operating system (Android 10) is not required, but the one released in 2015 and still in use in older smartphone models, provided that the Google Play version is the one indicated (or higher).




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Among the devices that are excluded from the use of Immuni are the devices Huawei new generation that do without Google apps, and some smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3 (from 2013 and 2012), Motorola Moto, Moto X (2013) e Motorcycle E (2014), LG G2, (2013). The suggestion to check the latest updates available for your smartphone remains valid so that it has the required features to make Immuni work.

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