Oct 25 AT 3:21 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Gameloft ports old iPhone titles to the Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab features virtually identical hardware as the Galaxy S, which means it sports the same 1 GHz Hummingbird processor that includes one of the fastest mobile graphics processors we have tested.

Gameloft will put that speedy GPU to use with the announcement that three of their older HD games have already been ported to the 7-inch tablet. The launch titles include Asphalt 5 HD, N.O.V.A. HD, and Let’s Golf! HD but it appears the entire library of Android HD games might eventually find their way on the Tab according to the background image of their Twitter page.

Unfortunately, Gameloft is sticking with their policy of only selling these games on their website for now. Users must enter their phone number to receive a text message with a download link, but the U.S. versions of the Tab do no support voice calls so I’m sure Gameloft is working on another distribution method.

It doesn’t look like you will see these HD games on the official Android Market anytime soon, but I’ve seen some rumors that suggest they might be coming to Verizon’s V Cast app store (which will be included on their version of the Tab).

Gameloft is currently releasing their second-generation of HD games (like N.O.V.A 2) for the iPhone and iPad which look AMAZING, so hopefully we will see some Android ports soon.

Via: Twitter

Source: Gameloft

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  • Rockerito

    Seve loko.!!!!

  • http://Website gad

    Will never touch their game with a barge pole until they decide to make it available in the android market.Nasty piece of shit they are.

  • http://Website Micah

    Like gad, never going to buy a gameloft game until ALL their library is available in the android market. It’s a shame too, but I don’t support developers that don’t support me.

  • http://Website asdlol

    nasty nasty nasty!

  • http://dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger Kile

    You download the game demo from Gameloft.com, and it comes with a form for purchase and unlock. No fuss, no muss, and nothing at all like what is described here.

    Why is it necessary to give 30% to Google in order to be considered to be supporting Android? Google purposely chose not too force us to use there store. This method of sales is AOK with Google, and should be OK with us.

    • chris0101

      The problem is that there is no way to recover your files afterwards. I agree … until Gameloft puts it on the Android market, I won’t even consider it.

      It is entirely up to them and the sales are theirs to lose. They are not going to be the only developer making capable Android games for long.