Bluetooth Holdem Poker: Android Written App Review
Keep your cards close and your frenemies closer. It’s time to play holdem-style poker with your pals via Bluetooth. The new Bluetooth Holdem Poker Android app is a free title from Ilumnis sure to capture your attention. Let’s see how this Android twist on a classic card game holds up to a little healthy critique.
The Bluetooth Holdem Poker Android app does differ from regular Texas holdem poker in a few key ways. You cannot control the amount of your bid and there’s no going all in. You can adjust other details, like the number of players, the total pot of money you start with and the minimum bid, but that’s it.
The result is a streamlined version of the game. Each time your turn comes around you must decide if it’s time to call (or check), raise (or bet) or fold. The coolest thing about this app is the game’s built in Bluetooth support. You can play with local buds quite easily. If you would rather play solo you can set up the table with computerized players. Although, I was a bit disappointed in them. The computer generated poker players really didn’t have any strategy to speak of.
Also, if you don’t adjust the bank totals, Bluetooth Holdem Poker can be a very long and drawn out game. I suggest taking the bank down to a much lower number so you’re not playing the same game for hours.
Unfortunately, I ran into a few serious functionality issues with the Bluetooth Holdem Poker Android app. Not only did the app freeze, close out games, refer to players by the wrong names and occasionally mess with the pots of money for no reason, it actually fails to show the cards to real live players sometimes, making it nearly impossible to really play the game.
I experienced the missing cards issue on a brand new Nexus 7 tablet while it was connected to a game begun on a Droid Razr, both devices are on the latest software versions available. All of the other problems occurred while playing solo games on the Razr. It looks like the developers have some work to do to make this app solid.
If you dig poker and have been looking for a new way to enjoy the classic card game in a multiplayer setting, you’re going to really like Bluetooth Holdem Poker. The concept behind this app is super solid, and I love that there’s a free, ad-supported version of it.
I do think the functionality issues this app is currently having keep it from being a slam dunk. Hopefully in the near future we’ll see an updated version of the Bluetooth Holdem Poker app for Android.
Android Apps Review Details: Bluetooth Holdem Poker FREE Android app is free. This app is compatible Android 2.2 and up. You may download Bluetooth Holdem Poker FREE from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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