As an iPhone or iPad gamer, you may look down on your friend with his Galaxy S2 or other Android device.
There are some reasons why you shouldn’t, though.
Although the App Store still rules when it comes to mobile gaming, there are SOME titles that actually landed on Android first.
Without further ado, then, let’s look at some of the best Android apps that were released ahead of their iOS counterparts.
One of the more noteworthy ones is Little Empire by Camel Games, which surfaced on Android weeks before it debuted on iOS devices.
A freemium tower defence title doesn't sound like anything special, sure, but thanks to the superb presentation and enjoyable combat it’s a few pegs above the norm in the genre.
Another is Doptrix. It may appear to be yet another Tetris-alike, but this slower-paced puzzler has a welcome twist - literally.
You’re allowed to spin and flip the board, you see, enabling you to slot together pieces that would have no right going together in a standard game of Tetris.
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Next, Kairosoft's Dungeon Village. Though this RPG / city builder hybrid may not be one of the very best titles the developer has released, that’s not necessarily a bad thing considering the studio's softography.
Arguably even more high profile than Dungeon Village is Virtua Tennis Challenge, which arrived on iOS after Android.
A lot has been scaled down from the series’s home console brothers - no fruit-dodging mini-game here - but the frantic arcade-style matches can still give you a buzz.
Finally, and perhaps most noteworthily, is the OnLive app. This has enabled Android users to play PC titles such as Deus Ex on their mobiles first.
Assuming they had a solid internet connection, of course...