October 24, 2014

OnLive debuts on Android smartphones and tablets

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After an agonizingly long wait OnLive is all set to arrive on Android smartphones and tablets. According to information obtained by The Verge, the service kicks off this week for Android and iOS, bringing playable cloud-based video games to mobile devices everywhere.  The list of playable games is not all that huge yet but the library will swell over time.

The Verge were treated to some hands-on demo time with a couple of games and came away pleased with the results.  Not only did they get to see the HTC Flyer and Motorola XOOM in action but also the HTC Rezound and Kindle Fire in the process.  Speaking generally, the Android tablets did not seem to return as high of quality image streaming as compared to the iPad 2.

The OnLive service is set to roll out gradually across various Android devices over time but testing must still be completed for certain models.  If your phone is not among those at launch just be patient and cross your fingers.  Then there’s also this version being designed for Google TV which sounds downright fantastic to us!

If you’re looking for an optimal gaming experience then you are advised to consider one of the Universal Controllers which will run $49.99 (£39.99 in the UK). The controller will be available soon through their online store however a date was not given.