The history books will doubtless look back on 2010 as the year the whole Google mobile platform idea really took off. As the year closes out, the quality of handsets from the likes of HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and even LG is uniformly strong.
The Android OS itself, too, has benefited from the (occasionally maddening) iterative approach Google has adopted. The difference in form and functionality from version 1.0 to 2.2 (I haven’t seen 2.3 yet) is quite staggering.
Most importantly for us, 2010 was the year Android finally left the ground as a gaming platform. With its high-end handsets capable of taking on the best that Apple could produce from a technical standpoint, and with overall sales similarly strong, game developers finally took note – and took the plunge.
Admittedy, this meant a whole heap of iPhone conversions. Fortunately, the vast majority of these were top drawer.
Here’s our pick of the finest games in the year that Android came of age. Continue reading …