On Thursday it was announced that the iOS hit Infinity Blade isn't coming to Android. My response? I've played it on iOS until I got tired of it and given that that took 2 minutes I say "who cares?". You see... Infinity Blade isn't much of a game. It's gorgeous to the nth degree, but it seriously lacks when it comes to fun. In a nutshell you're just battling monster after monster. I'd much rather have a game like Tekken make the jump...
As for the reason Chair Entertainment isn't going to bring their prize game to Android... I'm not so sure. Piracy is an issue on both platforms and knowing that jailbreaking an iOS 5 device basically amounts to downloading some software and clicking a button makes me not buy that argument. They're already got the code written and the artwork in hand so the cost of porting (i.e. creating an Android version) would be substantially less. I know some love to point at Android and say "pirates", but I say "cheapskates". I don't know too many iPhone owners that don't take some advantage of the AppStore and if you'd purchased an iPod Touch then it's probably simply because of the AppStore. Android? I don't know of any Android owners that really take advantage of the Market. I know many that don't ever know it's there and some that have download a couple apps that are all freebies. That's the problem. Android owners aren't buyers.
But the thing that amazes me the most about many Android owners is that they just don't care. I'll tell them of all the great apps they could have. I'll tell them that they can get a freebie every day from Amazon's Appstore. And they just look at me with that "it's just a phone?" look.
What do I think Android needs? A marketing campaign similar to Apple's that touts the Android Market and all the neat stuff you could be doing with one. Remember "There's an app for that!"? How could you forget, right? Everyone interested in apps goes Apple because that's what they think of when they hear "app" and they don't understand that Android is now a fully viable choice.
As for Infinity Blade... trust me... you don't care.