I play a lot of games on my Android, but one that I wish they had was a real money Holdem app. Sure you can play for fun with other various apps, but it’s just not the same. The United States took the fun of online card playing. Other companies have released iPhone and Android apps for countries like Italy, but there will of course never be one for the United States.
Many companies have a real money iPhone application, but of course opted out of giving it to United States users for obvious reasons. Major websites like partypoker have free apps that you can play for fun. It’s always nice to pick up a play money game while taking a break from work.
There are some pretty cool gaming apps available now a days. Some companies combine card playing with social media and make amazing apps. If your Android smart phone has a front facing camera you can add a whole new layer of realism to the game. You can see what other people are doing live – and those people can see you as well.
These new social gaming companies are combining card playing with social media. Live chats, web cams, and more are connecting you to worldwide players like never before. Instead of having a Saturday night game in real life, you can do it virtually with web cams. Invite people worldwide to boost your player count and have weekly tournaments – all over your Android based smart phone!
Technology is improving the way we game incrementally. Taking advantage of Android’s powerful features and mixing in your favorite games, social gaming is definitely the future.
Now, its not only is the PC version of the indie game Minecraft that is crowned with amazing success. The Pocket Edition for Apple iOS and Android sells very well. Since the release last year, the mobile edition of the game has found more than 700,000 buyers.
Minecraft has made the leap successful from PC to mobile devices. Since October, the game has been available for the Android operating system and since November for Apple’s IOS. Since then, the sandbox game has sold over hundereds of thousands of copies. That’s plenty of sales, sure, but not the 4 million sales of the PC-version is approaching, but does prove porting to mobile devices can bring great success.
Mojangs Business Developer Daniel Kaplan says up to 5,000 units sold during the first release day. An update to the Pocket Edition is scheduled for February 8, which was recently announced on the official blog of the developer Mojang. In this update, gamers get the games Survival elements as well as the ability to use custom Minecraft world seeds. The developers also want to integrate new animals and monsters into Minecraft pocket edition. I recommend this version to anyone who already loves Minecraft or is looking for a new mobile gaming challenge.
After listening to the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S3, I was a little disappointed. I was expecting a sleek design with awesome hardware and software. I was a little underwhelmed at the announcement, particularly because of the design. Considering the previous Galaxy releases everyone was expecting a little more. I think many Samsung fans were a little let down after the fairly awkward announcement.
The hardware of the S3 is top notch, no arguments there. Powerful quad core processor, support for removable battery, Micro SD slot, and lots of memory. It lived up to all my expectations hardware wise, no doubt.
I was a little let down by the design. First of all, I’m not too big into the color options: blue and white. The blue isn’t a solid either, it has a pattern to it which makes it look pretty weird. I really wish they would offer an optional black phone as well. It also has a menu and back button which Android Ice Cream Sandwich definitely doesn’t require. Android has definitely been trying to back away from the need to having physical buttons, but Samsung apparently is not.
I’m not a huge fan of TouchWiz either. It’s clunky, ugly, and reminds me of previous Android versions like Ginger Bread. ICS is sleek and futuristic and TouchWiz takes away from it. Samsung claims it wants to keep their user experience consistent across all phones and versions. However, with consistency comes sacrifice which they’ve demonstrated.
After reading a Samsung Galaxy S3 review, I’m pretty impressed with some of the built in software. One feature in particular, Smart Stay, which will keep your phone unlocked if you’re looking at it. It uses the front facing camera to recognize facial features, eliminating the need for an auto-lock feature.
All in all, I probably won’t be pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy S3. I’ll probably wait for the next “big thing” to come out. While I definitely won’t be considering an iPhone, I will be looking out for other Android smart phones.