Android the open source mobile platform launched by the Open Handset Alliance in 2008 promises a whole lot of handy applications to the end user and high quality gaming experience is one important aspect of this. While not many Android phone games have been launched till now owing to the fact that just one phone, the T-Mobile G1 Android phone has been launched till now. But as the year 2009 sees newer and more advanced mobile launches by leading mobile companies a plethora of Android games will hot the online Android Gaming Market. Here we review the Android gaming experience as well as provide a short list of some popular Android games that are available and finally round off with some great Android games to be expected in 2009.
Android Game Development:
Being a java-based environment Android offers its own special benefits that are lacking in C++, which is the standard mobile game development language. The Android game development process is aided by the excellent API documenting and bountiful of examples that have been provided by Google. If you are already familiar with Java script and have previously worked in Eclipse environment then getting on with your first Android game application shouldn't be burdensome. But if you are new to Java programming then you have a steep learning curve ahead with plenty of useful info to absorb along the way, so don't get disheartened. Just get started.
Top Android Games of 2008:
Tetris: Need we say more? Coloured bricks keep falling at quicker and quicker speeds, which you try to vanish though your deft hand movements.
Bonsai Blast: If ever you get bored of Tetris try your skills at the addictive ball busting Bonsai Blast that is guaranteed to satisfy your entire bust a move cravings.
Pac-Man: Use the G1's cool touch screen and accelerometer to tilt your way away from the wicked chomping blobs.
City Slikkers: PoroCity Media the developers of this cool game were the first to use the G1's GPS for something other than just another social network application. This game uses GPS to team up with other players in the area. No wonder the developers reached the finals of the developers challenge.
Upcoming Android Games:
As Android gains increased popularity with numerous Android-powered mobiles slated to hit the market in the second half of 2009 the handheld gaming scenario is bound to hot up. We present five of the most promising and eagerly awaited Android games for 2009.
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