I still remember I had my Alcatel 6040A and when it came out Pokemon go I was met with the beautiful and unpleasant surprise of the message that said “Your device is not compatible with this version”. I was not the only one who got that surprise at that time, there were several of us who had to suffer this problem and the issue is that it is something that happens quite often for those who are from download a large number of applications and they have cell phones from a few years ago.
Device not compatible with this version
Why does this come out? Basically the phrase says it all. The problem is that we have an old version of Android on our mobile and, therefore, it is impossible to download said app from the Play Store. What we recommend in these situations is obviously to try to download some APK file that allows you to install said app since it generally works in this way, although it must be taken into account that on many occasions we are somewhat exposed to malware and those things. But with a little care you will surely not have any kind of problem.
This happens because basically the applications are updated and as the operating system progresses and improves, releasing new versions, the developers focus on the new features of it, leaving behind those of us who are still with somewhat old mobiles. It is not exactly easy to develop versions and fix bugs for different Android, besides that it is a very important expenditure of resources without any sense.
How to fix the problem
What we recommend first of all is that you try to go to “Settings“Then you must go to” About the device “to end in”Update software“Once there you should check if you do not have a new version of Android available and updating you should not have problems.
In case you do not have an official updated version, what you could also do is download a custom ROM that generally has much higher versions, basically some clean Android, in this way you can use all the apps you want without problems. Depending on the availability of ROMS obviously, Cyanogenmod is one of the best pages to get Clean Android ROMS to updated versions (the maximum that your device allows).
If you can’t get a version for yourself or you don’t know how to install one Custom ROM, we recommend that you change your mobile because over time many other apps will be impossible to install. Ideally, perhaps acquire a Galaxy J1 or J5 which are quite cheap and have new versions of the SW.