337px-Android 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus

The home screen of a device running Android 4.1, Jellybean

Android is an operating system and gaming platform for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance.


With use of the Google Play Store, the Android OS may be used extensively and sometimes exclusively for gaming. A few console titles have been ported to Android exclusively, the most notable title being Grand Theft Auto 3 that was ported to Android with graphical upgrades from the original version. The larger touch screens of Android devices often make more room for on-screen joysticks and easier control. Android devices with BlueTooth technology or USB 2.0 may also make use of universal video game controllers.