I’m pleased to say, today marks the death of the the “If only my Android phone had…” era. The one app I’ve wanted since getting an Android phone was, of course, Words With Friends. One of the most popular iPhone apps, and “the game” that all my friends have been playing, finally lands on Android. So if you’ve been waiting to school your unenlightened (ie iPhone-owning) friends in a Scrabble-like word game, you wait is at an end. Pick up Words with Friends (Appbrain link) in the market or by scanning the QR code below.
With AT&T’s commitment to bring more focus to its Android customers, and potential new customers, AT&T will develop a new gaming platform specifically for Android devices. They won’t be doing this alone, as they’ll be partnering with existing Android gaming platform OpenFeint to deliver the goods to AT&T’s 65 million registered users.
AT&T commented that they currently have a community of over 15,000 developers already contributing to the new Android gaming platform, however didn’t comment on when this will be available to AT&T’s Android community.
We’ll keep you all informed!
OnLive, for those who may not be aware, is a gaming service that does all the computing and processing server-side, and then sends the results via the internet to the client. It’s a fairly new service that enables low-grade PCs to play some of the newer games but moving all the hard work to the cloud.
Well, HTC wants in on the same. In order to improve the gaming experience on smartphones, HTC is investing a nice sum of $40M to the OnLive service, intending it to be applied to bringing its service to smartphones. It’s expected that when launches, the service will hit Android phones first, likely made by HTC, but rest assured that they won’t stop there. With all the hard processing done on the server side, games ought to be accessible from many different clients, provided that the internet connection is stable enough to transmit the data. Hope you have wifi, or an unlimited data plan.
We love Froyo for many reasons, but one of them is the fact that it allows Adobe FlashPlayer to run on the Android device. Having access to the FULL internet — right down to videos and games — available to you on your mobile device is a huge perk. The only problem with a lot of those flash games is that they’re just not designed to be controlled well on a mobile device. Well, Kazeari, with xda-developers, has released an app that will allow you to better control these Flash games. It also allows you to save games to your SD card and run them from there. Also, if you have a keyboard on your device, you can customize the controls to run the way you want them. (Obviously, the app features a virtual keyboard for those without a physical one.)
If you’ve been wanting to play Flash games on your phone but have been having issues with the controls, this app is definitely one you should look into. Obviously, Adobe FlashPlayer is required. Be sure to give the developer feedback, and let us know your thoughts as well!
If you thought Facebook and Twitter were all the craze lately, well, then, you’re right. However, there is a rapidly growing mobile social network site that is putting a slight twist on things, and that is, they are gearing it towards Android users and developers. I recently had the pleasure of signing up for Everbadge, by GamerShots.com and instantly had easy access to innumerable amounts of badges, wallpapers, tons of games and apps along with some pretty laid back Android folk. The site touts a free and easy environment for developers to showcase their newly developed apps. You can also meet new people and decide to follow or chat with them, exchange ideas, or just flat out argue over which Android device is better. » Read the rest
Hyper Grid is an intense and addicting puzzle game, conjured up by a member of none other than the demented world of XDA. It’s being called a blissful mash-up of both Minesweeper and Sudoku. The game comes to us by way of XDA member hyperbyTex. Using clues and logic, one must find the hidden golden “X”. The clues come by way of arrows and color coded values to assist in pointing you in the correct direction. The game offers endless play time and an unshakable addiction for those looking to kill some time.
You can purchase the lite version of the app or you can hit up the full version, which adds to the mix, four difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard and insane). With the full version you also eliminate ads and get a better layout of the menu buttons, as per the developer. If you’re ready to give it a try, then head on over to Talk Android’s app database or look for it on the Market. And don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. If you find an issue with the game or just flat out want to give feedback (positive or negative), then the developer says not to hesitate to inform him.
Fruit Ninja has added Arcade Mode to its game play menu, which users have been waiting a few months for since it came to Android. Fruit Ninja features three packed gameplay modes – Classic, Zen and the new Arcade, featuring powerups including Freeze, Frenzy and Double Score! The bonus Dojo section includes unlockable blades and backgrounds, and you can also unlock achievements and post scores to the online leaderboards with Openfeint.
[via TalkAndroid Apps]
WordFeud definitely falls under one of the more “addicting” word games available today. It’s a free multi player word game for Android devices. The game allows you to challenge a friend from your own contact list or play a random opponent. The game also gives you the ability to play at your own pace by alerting you when it’s your turn to make a word. You can actually participate in up to 30 different games simultaneously. As of now, English, Norwegian and Dutch dictionaries are the only languages supported but the developers promise more languages will follow. In addition, the app supports push notifications and can run on devices sporting Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.2. Hit the break for more pics and to find out how to download the app. » Read the rest
Dungeon Defenders, the ever popular mobile game, brought to you by Trendy Entertainment, has released a new version of their game bringing it up to v2.0. The new update allows for cross platform gaming between multiple OS’s like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform. Check out the new additions included in this update with the PDF version of the press release here and let us know what you think in the comments below. And don’t forget, if you grab the game for the remainder of the day, it’s only 99¢. After Jan 19th the price goes back up to $4.99. So, head on over to our Talk Android apps database or check it out on the Android market.
Although there’s been some hype in the mobile gaming world about when PopCap may be releasing Plants vs. Zombies, along with other titles, onto Android devices has been a tough one to gauge, seeing as how we keep hearing about it, but keep getting our hopes let down by PopCap.
The images show the 2 popular games operating on Android devices, however, we will repeat what PopCap has stated that the games will not be launched onto Android until “summer 2011″. I don’t know about you, but thats a few months away, and it’s apparent by the amount of snow on our front yard! We just have to wait it out is all. I’m sure there’s other games to play until then. Have you gotten 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds yet? Well then, we have some time to complete that task then don’t we?