Android 2.2 was shown at Google I/O and will come to your device in the coming weeks.
Let’s have a look at what’s interesting for gamers:

Dalvik JIT compiler -> 2x-5x speed increase pushes up the framerate of all your games (9 Minute mark, a demo with Replica Island is shown):


Data cloud backup -> Take your savegames across multiple devices or just restore them when needed e.g. after a fresh wipe. (1 minute mark)

Cloud to device messaging system-> You don’t have to scan those QR Codes in the future from your monitor, if you visit Androidpimps from your PC, you can directly push a marketlink to your device (3 minute mark)

Wifi Tethering & Hotspot -> Use your Android phone to play online with your PSP or Nintendo DS, or to hook up your Laptop. (5 minute mark)

Flash Beta -> Thousands of Flash games are playable now, the beta is available on the Android market for Froyo devices, so you can have it as soon as your device is updated (5 Minute mark)

moving apps to SD Card -> Finally we will be able to move apps to SD Card, so everyone can install as many games as they like without root. (7:15 mark, shown with Need for Speed Shift, they also show it in game)

Update all button & automatic updating in the market-> no more hassle with updating dozens of games individually or checking for updates at all (8:45 mark)

Android Market on PC Browser-> Check out the games section on your PC and buy and send games directly to your phone (1:30 mark)

  • ari-free

    OpenGL ES 2.0 will also be a big deal for games. And the big deal about apps2sd isn't about moving apps you already have to SD. The problem was that game companies weren't even developing games for android because of the limited space available. They also needed it done in a secure way. So we should expect to see bigger richer games for android.

  • Dan_Mousavi

    Actually OpgenGl ES 2.0 is already implemented since March and works with all devices since Android 2.0 and developers were able to already store as much Data as they want on the SD Card, the difference now is, that they don't need to concern themselves with hosting solutions for their files and that they are more secure. I don't think any developer withholded their apps from Android for these reasons, they have bigger Problems like Google's bad move to bill developers for refunded games, that keep's them from coming to Android.

  • Dan_Mousavi

    Actually OpgenGl ES 2.0 is already implemented since March and works with all devices since Android 2.0 and developers were able to already store as much Data as they want on the SD Card, the difference now is, that they don't need to concern themselves with hosting solutions for their files and that they are more secure. I don't think any developer withholded their apps from Android for these reasons, they have bigger Problems like Google's bad move to bill developers for refunded games, that keep's them from coming to Android.

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