After years waiting folks, the day has finally arrived! No more icons, themes, or fake apps. Yes, the real 100% genuine Plants vs. Zombies is now available for download in the Amazon Appstore for Android. No longer must you be chained to your computer or iOS to protect your lawn from the undead onslaught. Free today, this app brings the full functionality of the other platforms to Android for the first time. Is it really that big a deal? It is to me, because it’s one less thing for iOS users to hold over my head. This plus Netflix makes me pretty dang happy I’ve stuck with my Android phone. Anyways, get the app yourself today just as soon as you can. It took about 10 minutes to download over my WiFi, so be sure to take that into account. I’ll be doing a full review later today over at TechHog.com, so be sure to check that out. For now, here’s some screenshots to get ya started.
P.S. I’ll also be doing some digging to see if there’s anyway to transfer your status and achievements from other platforms so you don’t have to start over. I did just to get you some screenshots, but the overall feel is pretty much the same as other platforms. Totally worth it.
Once again treating the Droid 2 like the stepchild of the family it is, the Droid X is first to get a true, official update OTA to Android 2.3.3. This update does appear to be at least somewhat different than what was leaked out just 2 weeks ago. The main difference many are jumping to conclusions about is a mysterious .jar file labeled “netflix”. Stipulations abound that perhaps Motorola got their licensing figured out and could enable Netflix on their already to market Droids. I for one hope that this isn’t something exclusive to the Droid X and does in fact make it’s way to the Droid 2. No OTA has been confirmed for the Droid 2, but I’m sure there’s a couple brave souls out there willing to SBF back to stock to try out. Apparently its not all Droid X’s getting the OTA, it’ll probably take a while to reach everyone. Not that anyone reading this will probably want to take the OTA till we can confirm it has been rooted. P3droid is currently running it on his Droid X, so I’m sure it won’t be too long before we have something to go on. His earliest tweets suggest this update patches a lot of security holes from the leaked ROM so we may be waiting quite a while. In the meantime, how’s everyone doing with the original GB leak? Still running it? Too lazy to downgrade back? Depending on how my day goes I may just flash back to 2.2 to see if I can get anything on my R2D2 unit. Once we get root, it’s gonna be hard to turn down that super smooth Gingerbread update if it has Netflix baked in. Can’t wait!