Tapjoy invests in 130 Android game makers; Kinect plus ICS hits the big screen

Jan 25, 2012
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Asphalt 6 over Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and we’ll soon see these chatting capabilities integrated into other titles. It will initially be an Android exclusive for 4G LTE networks, due to the bandwidth that voice chat will eat up. No details on when game chat will be available in Gameloft’s other titles, though it’s expected to have widespread roll out later this year.

And tying-in with a rival gaming system, a recently discovered Kinect hack will bring your Android games to the big screen. Going by the handle DDRBoxman, someone found a way to connect his Android Galaxy Nexus phone projector to Microsoft’s open-source Kincect platform for Windows PC to create a custom ROM that mapped out the phone interface to Kinect sensors. It’s one of the cooler mashups we’ve seen for Android lately, and really leverages the spirit of Kinect hacks. Imagine what this means for the future of integrated gaming systems, where Android could become central to a console or home entertainment experience!

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