Bought by Google back in 2005, the open-source operating system was brought to life in 2008 on the T-Mobile G1 smartphone. Since then, Google’s platform has been seen on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smartwatches, and even household goods such as fridges and washing machines. It has been the most popular mobile OS since May 2012, with over one billion Android devices having been activated by September 2013. Check out this hub for all Android news, reviews and features.

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Elder Sign Omens for Android and iOS: Nights at the Museum, Rolling Dice with Ancient Eldritch Horrors

With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Androidland Opens as World's First Android Store in Australia

Apple's got the Apple Store, Microsoft has a couple of Microsoft Stores dotted around and now Google's partnered with Telstra to open its first Android store: Androidland. The shop operates as a store within a store, situated in Melbourne, Australia. Maybe it's time to get your Android loving-butt on a plane?

Junk Jack for iPhone: The Bastard Love Child of Super Mario Brothers and Minecraft

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A lot of people are disappointed with Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Through tears and clenched fists, they complain that it's not nearly Minecraft-y enough, with key features in the proper grownup PC version missing from the iOS and Android versions. We would counsel those folks by buying them a beer and telling them to be patient, updates are certainly coming down the pipe. Oh, and by the way, have they tried playing a game called Junk Jack?

Rick O'Shea on Android Market and App Store: Nights at the Circus, doing the Cannonball Run

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You know what we need more of in our mobile gaming? We need a round of applause every time we complete a stage. And maybe some sympathetic groaning when we heroically fail at a tricky juncture. Alas, your fellow commuters on the train are not likely to oblige, they're too busy thinking about what they're having for dinner tonight. Fortunately, Rick O'Shea has a built-in audience that's ready to cheer you on, every step of the way.