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Vendetta Online coming to Snapdragon

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm issued a press release today, announcing the upcoming "Snapdragon Game Pack". The release includes developers and titles that are slated to support the Snapdragon family of mobile processors. Guild Software is quoted in the release, and we are intending to bring Vendetta Online to this family of devices, running Android. This is the first formal announcement of our plans to support Android beyond the current NVIDIA Tegra exclusivity.

Beyond this, we sent out a newsletter last week that included the url of our official sideload APK of Vendetta Online for Android. At the present time, our official support is limited to Tegra-based devices, but as the above release indicates, that will be expanding in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, people who have a Tegra device that does not feature the Android Market may use the above sideload build. Additionally, those with Tegra-based phones, such as the Droid Bionic or the LG Optimus 2X, and are willing to put up with very tiny text and a difficult-to-use interface, may try the sideload build as well (an improved interface for small-scale devices is in development but not yet available). Installation of the sideload build requires the "Uknown Sources" flag to be set in Applications -> Settings, allowing installation of non-Market applications. This may be problematic for owners of certain devices, like the Atrix 4G, which do not offer this setting and specifically prohibit sideloading of apps.

We've been wrapping up several major external projects recently, that have absorbed most of our time during the past month (which we have been unable to discuss, due to non-disclosure agreements). You may expect broader news and updates to the game in the near future, although I expect we'll be very busy next week with the E3 Expo (a major gaming event held in Los Angeles).