Hawkins: Google's game plan 'senseless and lazy'

Hawkins: Google's game plan 'senseless and lazy'

By Stuart Dredge

August 18th 2010 at 2:03PM

Trip warns tarns that Android OS 'strikes out' for gaming

Digital Chocolate boss Trip Hawkins has strongly criticised Google's Android platform, in a blog post titled 'Droidful'.

While he hails the fact that Android handsets are selling in great numbers, Hawkins says that "as a game platform right now, Android strikes out", citing three reasons: payment, pricing policy and advertising rules.

Hawkins points out that many current Android handsets don't support carrier billing, and won't until 2011. But his strongest criticism is reserved for Google's stewardship of Android Market.

"Conventional games don’t sell on Android because Google has a senseless and lazy policy to ignore what is posted into their app store," he writes.

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