Xbox fans with Google's Android phones can now keep up – or at least begin to keep up – with their fellow gamers using Apple's iPhones and Microsoft's Windows Phone devices, now that Microsoft has released an Xbox Live app for the Google Operating System (OS).
The XBox Live app for Android went live on Google Play Wednesday, and requires an Xbox Live account as well as Android 2.2 Froyo or higher – and a WGVA screen resolution or higher.
"Take your Xbox LIVE experience wherever you go with the My Xbox LIVE app. Track and compare your achievements, connect with your Xbox LIVE friends, and change up your 3D Avatar," read the description on the app's page on Google Play.
Review all the recent great games you and your friends love to play and compare achievements with them. Access Xbox Spotlight feeds, get breaking news from Xbox LIVE, game tips and tricks, gamer spotlight and much more."
But the app may not be as polished as the versions for Apple's iOS and Microsoft's own Windows Phone.
There is also another potential downside for the Android app is that users will not find out that the app does not fit their phone until they have installed it.
This might anger some.
Meanwhile, Microsoft also released an XBox Live app update for iOS, which lets them catch up with Windows Phone users as far as letting them use the app to search and control content from their devices.
"The iOS app now acts a remote which can navigate through the Xbox 360 menus as well as play, pause, rewind, or fast forward through content."
Even the iPad version of the app is also getting a refresh, including Retina Display support and improved sign-in control.
Source: GMA news