NG writes; "Still somewhat shy of the iPhone's 100,000 applications, Google's Android mobile OS now has 20,000 apps available on its system. Gaming on the platform is sure to explode into iPhone-ish glory! Right? Probably not."
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Teeter first came out on HTC Windows Mobile phones to show off the accelerometer, now the game is included on all HTC phones that have a accelerometer, clones on other phones exist as well.
pretty good game for that price. I have an iphone, but hope more apps start hitting the other phones soon. The amazing app support is what swayed me and others toward the iphone, but AT&T isn't all that great. We need more app support on Verizon and Sprint phones, so people have better services to choose from.
Just got me a g1 last week and I love it so far.
Could you recommend decent games? I know the phone's awesome, but I'm not sure about the gaming side of things.
I have a G1 too but I don't use it for games. 12
I haven't tried any games on it either... LOL
I got the G1 when it first came out but I agree, the games suck ass. The only one I play is a simple one called Grid Droid. That's it. The games suck but a lot of useful apps.
That isn't why I buy a phone and the android platform looks pretty awesome. The HTC Hero has been grabbing my interest recently. Will perhaps switch from Blackberry to an Android phone next year.
Give it time, the iPhone has had such a head start of course it has the better apps. Then again 20,000 and no good games is pretty sh!tty.
I want that Zii(supports Android OS) thingy, developing for it seems so awesome.
Hmm. It's interesting to see that no one has pointed out that the Android OS has a standard single-touch input while the iPhone comes ready and delivering a multi-touch experience. This makes that ever so noticeable difference when typing on a soft-keyboard. This however is another large obstacle for developers trying to make the Android a profitable platform. Many games will use multi-touch. The Android, while it can support it, doesn't come with multi-touch unlocked. You have to tinker a bit, voiding the warranty, to get the functionality available. There is also an Apple patent with multi-touch phones, yes, there are ways around it, but it is complicated none the less. We will see games soon, not the greatest games, but eventually Google will have to update Android OS to come multi-touch standard.
I can see not having multi touch for zooming as a negative but typing? Why would you want to type two different keys at the same time?
Android actually supports multi-touch, but does not recognize the multi-touch gestures without additional applications installed. If you install the Dolphin browser on a phone like the Motorola Droid, you get the same pinch to zoom features you get with Safari on the iPhone. It does not require you to void any warranty; rooting your phone will void the warranty, but that has nothing to do with multi-touch. For some reason Google has yet to make multi-tough gestures part of the default browser and image viewer, but perhaps they will eventually. I'm not really sure if a patent is the issue as there are other phones that support multi-touch gestures such as the Palm Pre, the Motorola Milestone (EU version of the Droid), or the HTC Droid Eris.
I've still got an old Sony Ericsson w810, I feel so behind the times. The only thing that touchs the screen is the ground when I drop it.
You can't even install applications to the SD card without rooting your device -- something that will void your warranty. So much for scalability...
There's a Nes and snes emulator that work pretty damn good on android. Try it. cost $1.99
I've got the G1... between texting and calling. I don't have time for games on my phone. I do use soundboards on my phone though, for disses etc.. during online games!! I do love it for that... got like 20 soundboards installed on my phone ha ha!
I have the HTC verizon droid. i dont know why you would get a phone for games.... sudoku, tanks, and some other misc games are just fine. i feel like there would be something wrong if you got a phone just to play games on. Besides, the droid app library is getting iphone apps every day. It doesnt really matter, other than verizon's network is the best in the USA.
I have the Moto Droid and the games are better than the sh*t that was on my blackberry storm. All free on my Android: Abduction, baseball superstar lite, texas hold'em, papijump,and robo defense. Their were some others I also played a bunch and got rid of.
These are not the Droids your looking for.
Give it time. It's open spurce so once they figure out how to charge you will start to see games and more apps. Most likely because of the infrastructure oof Android, in the long run it will end up having more apps then the iPhone
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