While Nvidia's handheld gaming system called Shield is an Android-powered device, it is geared towards gaming both with Android games as well as PC games. However the device, which runs Android 4.2, can be used as a normal Android device as well for pretty much everything else as well.
Ouya looks to be getting some love from the famous blue hedgehog thanks to Sega announcing plans to bring a few Sonic The Hedgehog titles over to the Android-powered console soon. Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, Episode 2 and Sonic CD will all be making their way to Ouya shortly.
Everyone has been waiting patiently for the 0.7.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition to arrive for Android, having had to wait on the iOS version to get approved by Apple before we are graced with the update. It's been about a month of delays due to bugs and whatnot as well but the wait is over and the 0.7.0 update is now available for download.
A rather popular board game called Ticket To Ride has made its way to Android today and comes complete with online gameplay so you can play against other people from around the world. For those of you unfamiliar with this game, Ticket To Ride is sort of like Monopoly but themed around railroads instead of properties.
Madfinger Games has officially announced the sequel to Dead Trigger, appropriately named Dead Trigger 2, and have gone ahead and released a few screenshots as well as a trailer showing their new game off. We've already had the pleasure of getting a hands-on with an early build of the game back during CES 2013 and it was already looking real good back then.
A few days ago we talked about SkyVu Entertainment and the fact that they would be bringing a new Battle Bears game to Android called Battle Bears Gold. This particular game is actually a full online multiplayer shooter where teams of four players go against other teams in arena style shooter combat.
Recently BlueStacks, a company best known for their software which allows select Android apps to run on PCs and Macs, announced their latest product, the GamePop. For those of you unfamiliar with GamePop, this is a home gaming console running Android to play Android games on but features a subscription-based business model where players can access all the games in full for a monthly fee.
Green Throttle has come up with a rather interesting plan to help promote and sell their controller system that essentially turns your Android device into a console where you can play multiplayer games with friends in person using two controllers and your Android phone or tablet. The company is offering up an affiliate program for indie developers to sign-up for where they will get paid commission should someone buy a controller through a developer.
Gameloft is getting ready to start the hype machine up for their forth installment into the Gangstar franchise called Gangstar Vegas. The developer diary does show some of the environments that will be available in the game and goes over a few key features players can expect to find when the game is released.
Bolt Creative's Pocket God game is a very popular title across a variety of platforms already. Well the company is planning on expanding the Pocket God franchise with a new spin-off game called Ooga Jump which, as you are probably guessing from the name, is one of those continuous jumping games.