Android phones are growing in popularity and that’s good news for poker fans as well, as it means an entire new platform for game developers to tackle. Even better is the fact that unlike Apple and its iron grip on what can and can’t be sold at the App Store, there are fewer restrictions on what types of apps can be developed and distributed for Android powered phones.
If you’re just getting started with poker on your Android phone and are looking for a simple poker game, there are plenty of apps to choose from. It all boils down to what type of poker game you’re looking for, as far as a single-player game that pits you against computer opponents in a variety of settings or a multi-player game that lets you play with friends and other players from around the world. Each type has its own pros and cons, and it really just depends on what your personal preferences are.
As far as some of the more popular Android poker apps, Zynga live Poker and Live Hold’em are two of the more popular apps, with both featuring multi-player action that’s very similar to what you find at online poker sites. Since both apps only let you play for play money, it’s more like free poker online than anything else, as you can’t play for real money on any of the current Android poker apps.
Aside from apps that let you play poker, there are also other poker-related apps for Android phones that tackle other facets of the game, including odds calculators and clocks that manage tournament levels and notify you when blinds increase. There are also other poker utility apps that let you track how much you win or lose in cash games or at the casino as well as ones that deliver poker news, chip counts, and reports from tournaments directly to your phone.