There are a few seriously good poker games available for Android such as Zynga's Live Poker. A company called PlayPhone also has a fairly successful poker game simply called PlayPhone's Texas Hold'em. Having already 2million downloads under their belt from iOS, this new poker game has now landed on Android as well.
With it's arrival on Android, this also brings with it cross-platform multiplater where you'll be playing against other people, iOS or Android, in real time which is where the fun really is when playing poker. Since it arrived 4 months ago on iOS, it has already surpassed the 2million downloads mark which is pretty impressive. So is the game as good as the download numbers? So far yes it is.
5,000 FREE chips when you start, and 1,000 FREE chips daily.
Instantly jump onto a table with the “Play Now” button. Or, scroll through Hold’em Poker tables to choose your best table.
Beautiful HD Graphics
Great and easy-to-use interface
Add new friends to your Friends List, and connect with private messages or post to their PlayPhone wall.
How do you stack up against the competition? Check the leaderboards to see where you rank globally and among your friends.
Find your online PlayPhone Poker friends and quickly join their table.
Running low on luck? Easily switch to a new poker table.
Run out of chips on an All-In? No problem. Easily buy chips in-game or earn them for free.*
Unlock fun achievements like “Fearless” and “Card Shark.”
Being a freemium game, this means you can play the game in full without spending a penny but if you want more chips right away instead of waiting for the next reload, you can go ahead and buy them. As with any freemium game, PlayPhones Texas Hold'em is available on the Android Market for free! Full press release below. On a side note, the game does have it's issues so expect some bug fixes to be heading your way soon.
PlayPhone® Launches Hugely Successful iPhone Poker Game on Android Market
San Jose, California, May 19, 2011– PlayPhone®, Inc. ( www.PlayPhone.com ), the market leader in delivering mobile entertainment content to individuals and social communities worldwide, announced today the release of the Android version of its enormously popular PlayPhone Poker game, a card and casino game that is consistently ranked in the top five in the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
PlayPhone Poker is a freemium, casino-style Texas Hold’em app for mobile phones. It allows gamers to play real-time, multiplayer poker against players worldwide on both iPhone and Android devices at the same time. PlayPhone Poker’s cross-platform, cross-carrier game experience has demonstrated the potential of mobile social gaming by surpassing 2 million downloads in 4 months.
“As consumer demand for freemium games continues to grow rapidly, we’re excited to bring PlayPhone Poker to the Android Market™,” said Anders Evju, SVP and General Manager of PlayPhone Social. “The newly released Android version lets iPhone gamers play live poker with their Android buddies for true cross-platform gaming fun.”
PlayPhone Poker’s intuitive user interface, high definition graphics and fast gameplay appeal to poker enthusiasts of all levels. Gamers can quickly import their friends list, invite them to play and join their tables for fun poker games or high-stakes competition. To encourage gamers to play even more, they get free chips when they join and on daily repeat visits. If they run out of chips or want to add more chips, gamers can easily purchase additional chips in game. The Android version is one of the first games to implement In App Purchases (IAPs) into an Android game, allowing players to top-up their account whenever they want to increase their stakes at the tables.
PlayPhone Poker’s success is testament to PlayPhone’s extensive global distribution network and experience in powering some of the world’s most successful mobile content. PlayPhone Poker is one of many games in PlayPhone’s rapidly growing portfolio of social games for Playphone Social, PlayPhone’s recently-released mobile social gaming platform. The platform leverages gamers’ social graphs to seamlessly connect friends, locate the most popular games and share live multiplayer gaming experiences. Gamers play together, share achievements, invite friends, recommend games, and compete for global high scores, all while staying current with friends via social networks.
PlayPhone® ( www.PlayPhone.com) is the market leader in delivering mobile entertainment content to individuals and social communities worldwide. As a global mobile media company, it has presence in more than 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. PlayPhone® founded the direct-to-consumer mobile media distribution standard in 2003 and continues to establish new means for delivering wireless entertainment. Today, PlayPhone powers-up mobile social games with their ground-breaking mobile gaming platform, PlayPhone Social. The platform leverages gamers’ social graphs to seamlessly connect friends, locate popular games and share live multiplayer gaming across smartphone platforms. PlayPhone® is based in San Jose, Calif. and is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital, Coral Group and Scale Venture Partners.
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