We like our Android phones and tablets, so we made sure nexuspoker User Interface feels completely native. Though our top goal is to produce an easiest poker on Android. Everything in the game is touch based. You would not be needing to type anything unless you want to chat. Yes! Poker without chat, even mobile poker, is boring, so we included chat. You still have to to bet, call or raise, that is what you do in poker. However on Android you do not want to type anything. We created convenient and precise sliders so you can make an exact bet with a single swipe of a finger. We logged thousands of hands on our Android poker client. Testing and working out kinks until poker playing experience is smooth, consistent and enjoyable.
With nexuspoker mobile poker for Android you do not have to give up playability. Most other Android poker apps limit number of players to 2-6 per table. We do not. Whether you play poker on an Android tablet or even smaller Android devices, you can still play regular 9 handed tables. It’s extremely important to be able to play full table because otherwise you would have to alter your poker strategy. Normally, when you call, suspecting that you do not have the best hand, you play for implied odds. Those odds are very different for 3 or 4-handed (typical mobile poker app) vs full table (9-handed). Therefore, when short handed, you have to make a bunch of adjustments to your starting hand selection as well as calling requirements. Well, no adjustments are necessary on nexuspoker as you can play full tables. We believe that Android poker playability should be the same as regular poker on PC or Mac.
Many Android poker apps offer mere poker simulation. In other words you play against computer, which simulates 2-3 poker opponents for you. Have you ever wondered why your opponents seem dumb as wood? Well you may be playing against computer simulated poker players. Nothing wrong with that except playing against real people is much more fun. What makes it fun is real humans will dynamically change their poker style as they are actively trying to outplay you. Nexuspoker offers only true multiplayer poker for Android. Meaning you play against real people, not computer.
Of course Internet connectivity is required. Any connection, either 3G or WiFi, works just fine. Do not worry about wasting your precious data allowance. Our Android poker client bandwidth requirements are very moderate. For a very long daily session expect to consume no more than 100-200K of bandwidth. If you have a choice between Wifi and 3G, then WiFi is preferable because of lower latency.
You must be wondering whether your Android device would be compatible with nexuspoker? Android is a relatively new mobile OS, which is still evolving rapidly. As of early 2012 most Android phones run Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread. While Android tablets are predominantly on Android 4.0 aka Icecream Sandwich. Instead of sifting through technical specs we simply list all Android devices from major manufacturers, which we deem compatible. For a full list of Android tablets please refer here.
|Tablet Model||Nexus Poker For Android|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab||YES|
|Amazon Kindle Fire||YES|
|Motorola Xoom 2||YES|
|Sony Tablet S||YES|
Market is bursting with Android phones. Simply too many devices to list. Plus Google has done a great job of showcasing Android devices. Basically, to play nexus poker on Android we recommend any Android device with screen resolution of 480x320 or larger. As mentioned earlier WiFi connectivity is recommended but 3G data connection would work too.
Easiest way to install nexus poker on Android is creating web bookmark. No need to download an app. Following these simple instructions should not take more than 30 seconds:
Open web browser and navigate to http://www.nexuspoker.com/m/lobby.html or scan this directly form you Anroid device
Press the Menu button and select Bookmarks. Optionally you can customize the name of the bookmark if you like, before pressing OK to add it.
Press and hold on the Bookmark you just created, and select Add shortcut to Home. This will put a shortcut icon on the current Home screen that allows one-touch access to nexuspoker for Android poker game.
Our poker for Android client is a full featured multiplayer poker game. The differences between desktop poker version and Android poker version are mostly around different interaction with mobile device. For example, Android version is single table, whereas desktop version of nexuspoker supports practically unlimited number of tables simultaneously. This is hardly a real limitation though.