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OnLive app for Android released, new controller revealed

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On Wednesday evening, OnLive released its app for Android devices. It’s not the same app that was released a while ago for the iPad either. The Android app is the first to bring OnLive’s entire cloud gaming experience to mobile devices. OnLive is going all out with this thing by selling a new OnLive Wireless Controller for $49.99 as well.

Let’s go through the device compatibility list for OnLive’s Android app. Most Android devices don’t support it, but OnLive is trying to make as many devices compatible as it can. A decent chunk of the supported smartphones and tablets are HTC devices, which isn’t a surprise since HTC invested $40 million in OnLive in February. The rest are from manufacturers such as Samsung, Acer, Asus and Motorola. Only certain tablets currently support the new OnLive Wireless Controller.

Here is the list of compatible devices.

  • HTC Evo View
  • Acer Iconia Tab A500 (controller compatible)
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer (controller compatible)
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Jetstream
  • Motorola Xoom (controller compatible)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab (controller compatible)
  • Sony Tablet S
  • Toshiba Thrive (controller compatible)
  • HTC Evo
  • Nexus One
  • HTC Rezound 4G
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • Motorola Droid X2
  • Motorola Droid Bionic 4G
  • Motorola RAZR 4G
  • Motorola Photon 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S II

There are about 20 smartphone and tablet-compatible games available as well. They utilize virtual buttons to handle controls until you can purchase the new controller. Some of the games include The Maw, Darksiders, Defense Grid Gold, DiRT 3, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lego Batman. Lego Batman is actually being given a way for free to anyone who downloads the OnLive app for Android. It’ll be sent via a code through email.

Download [Android Market] Site [OnLive]

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