Confusion in the World of Android
There are hundreds of new Android games and apps released every day, and keeping tabs on things can be pretty tough. That task is made even more difficult when you factor in the hundreds of different Android devices out there, and honestly it can be enough to drive someone crazy… or over to the dark side known as Apple.
Personally, Appbrain is the tool I use the most when tracking down new apps and games as it’s easier to navigate than the market, and it’s a whole lot easier to find “new” titles with the multiple filters. Once you find a cool new game, you’re all set right? Wrong, as a lot of the time your device won’t be compatible with the game you want or it’ll be a tablet game that can’t be used of phone or vice versa. Google Play will help you out a bit in the device compatibility area, but it’s far from perfect. If you’re into the whole rooting/rom scene you already know there are ways to get around the tricky device compatibility issue and certain apps like Chainfire allow you to run games that you’d normally not be able to. I’ve been able to run top-notch games on my 2 year old Captivate, but can’t run the same game on my Transformer Prime quad-core which makes absolutely no sense when you think about it. You’ve also got the games that are “optimized” for certain devices and exclusives like the Tegra 3 and Xperia play titles.
When I first jumped into the world of Android it was exciting and far less confusing than it is now for most folks. It was to be expected though as Android is beyond popular, and there is an endless smorgasbord of devices to choose from with more added every few weeks. Needless to say, different phones have different capabilities when downloading and running game apps. You can check out the mobile phones on offer at phones4u.co.uk and check out the specs of certain models if you want to find a phone that will run any game apps.