Google Goes on the Attack Against Patent Troll Rockstar Consortium

The battle between Google and Rockstar Consortium – a patent troll group backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and others that owns $4.5 billion in Nortel patents – heated up over the holidays, with Google filing a lawsuit to try and protect Android and its partners. Back at the end of October, Rockstar filed a suit against Google, Samsung, HTC, Asus, LG, and others over alleged patent infringements on items like mobile hotspot, notifications and messaging, and location services. Some in the industry have called it the beginning of “patent hell” for Google and its Android partners.  (more…)

Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Now Available for Android

The time has come, my friends. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now live for Android, running you $6.99 through Google Play. But buyer beware, as many players who are leaving reviews state that they are experiencing download issues with the game. We can’t say we are shocked, as every other release from Rockstar has been plagued before with release hiccups. Either way, lots of players are having no issues at all, so go grab it.  (more…)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Headed for Android, Scheduled to Drop Next Month

We received great news this morning, as Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to Android in the next month. The game has apparently undergone a complete overhaul, with Rockstar’s developers adding in dynamic and detailed shadows, optimizations for touchscreen devices, and an enriched color palette. If they include the same optimizations they went through for Vice City, then we should be in for quite a treat.  (more…)

Rockstar Finally Releases GTA V iFruit App, Sadly It’s Pretty Late to the Party


If you have yet to complete Grand Theft Auto V on your Xbox or PS3, then maybe there is still time to get some use out of newly released iFruit app for Android from Rockstar Games. The app is used as a companion app to the campaign mode in the game, allowing you to teach your dog Chop new tricks, as well as customize personal vehicles in the game. Unfortunately, the GTA V has been out for some time now, and iOS users have been enjoying access to the app since the game’s release.  (more…)