GAMING Posts on XDA

OnePlus 3T Gaming Analysis & Review: The Phone to Beat in 2017

When I reviewed the OnePlus 3T, I lightly touched upon its gaming performance, noting that it was similar to what I found on the OnePlus 3. Since then, a few factors have led me to properly test the gaming performance of this device, with the results of my analysis published below. With 2017 flagships fast approaching, I...

Humble Mobile Bundle 21 Includes Goat Simulator, _PRISM and More

The team behind Humble Bundle has just announced the 21st mobile bundle, and it comes with a number of Android games that you can get for a low price. As with all of the Humble Bundles lately, this month's offering is broken up in the three different tiers. So depending on which games you want,...

Winners Announced for the Google Play Indie Games Festival

A couple of months ago, Google announced they would be hosting the first annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. The idea was to highlight some indie mobile game developers that have produced a great entertainment experience for mobile. There wasn't even a requirement that the game be available in the Play Store at the time...

The State of Android Gaming — Interesting Takeaways From TestBird

TestBird is a Chinese startup company established in 2013 that offers a cloud testing platform for mobile games. The company will be publishing the first English edition of their report, China's Mobile Game Compatibility Test White Paper for the First Half of 2015, at Game Connection this coming Wednesday. Game Connection is an international convention for...

Android Gaming Scene: Which Direction, and for Which Audiences?

One brief glance at the top applications in Google Play reveals that games are the most popular category of applications. What is it about Android that makes it such a seemingly compelling gaming platform? How do the games compare to games on other platforms? What is the future of gaming on Android? To answer these...

App Review: YouTube Gaming

Yesterday saw the release of Google’s new addition to the global video site YouTube, YouTube Gaming. Being brought to you by the makers of Android, it of course comes with an app which we have taken an in-depth look at for you. Firstly, what is YouTube Gaming? Well, not only does it let you keep up-to-date with...

Sunday Debate: Hardcore Gaming on Android?

Smartphone gaming is not regular gaming - for most gamers, the kind of games on Android are behind and under the more traditional videogames of consoles and personal computers. There are many phone games that bridge the gap, however, be through graphics, story, gameplay or the more holistic result. But as a whole, smartphones are...

Pixie Dust – XDA Game Time!

There are some excellent ‘AAA’ tier games by huge development houses that offer fun, and, most of the time, in-app purchases. There is no doubt that some of these games are great. However, at XDA we like to keep an eye on the little guy. Some of the more successful Android developers have started out...

Phobo Juggling – XDA Game Time!

A huge majority of us use our smartphone devices to play games. Whether it’s Plants v. Zombies on the bus or Asphalt 8: AirBorne at home, our devices help us pass the time in a fun way. Some of the best games can be deceptively simple and completely addictive, like Flappy Bird. XDA Forum Member thypham offers...

Top Quality Android Gaming Experiences

Android gaming has been growing and growing non-stop, as has all smartphone gaming. Half of smartphone users spend almost 200 hours every year playing on their handset, be it shooting birds at pigs or bullets at aliens; and almost a third of the time people spend on their phones is on gaming - which accounts 46 percent of all gaming time...