Official Steam for Android leaves beta, open to all Steam users

January 31, 2012
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After Valve finally released an official Steam app for Android just a few short days ago users have been leaving all sorts of comments to release it out of beta. After only a select few could use the late to the party application, today it has left beta and is now fully open and available to anyone that already has a Steam account.

We all asked and Valve has listened -- now if they'd only release HalfLife: 3 everyone would finally be happy. I have a feeling it is coming in 2012 though, just a thought. Just like we mentioned in our original announcement post the app is still under construction and says so in more than a few areas while browsing. I was hoping to see my recently played games but at the moment that button doesn't respond to my taps.

Not only is the app out of beta for current Steam users, but all those other 3rd party apps are now being pulled from the Android Market -- without notice too. While a few remain it is clear that Steam's official app will be the only one moving forward even though their API is open to developers. If you aren't a current Steam user just make an account and jump on the beta list and you'll be up and running in no time over here on Android.

Once again, give me HalfLife: 3 and I'll never complain again Valve -- until I want 4 in 2018.

[via Android Market]


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  • Andrew Birchler

    Interesting… when you try and sign in the app states “account no part of the beta”

  • Anonymous

    Noticing a bug, I think. Steam can bypass the lock screen:

    1) Open Steam App
    2) With Steam App still open, push Power button to send screen to sleep
    3) Push power button. Lock screen appears
    4) Push Menu (ellipses) softbutton on lower righthand corner
    5) Lock screen bypassed, Steam App useable

  • Anonymous

    Noticing a bug, I think. Steam can bypass the lock screen:

    1) Open Steam App
    2) With Steam App still open, push Power button to send screen to sleep
    3) Push power button. Lock screen appears
    4) Push Menu (ellipses) softbutton on lower righthand corner
    5) Lock screen bypassed, Steam App useable

  • http://twitter.com/darnstadium Classified

    Nice! Might need to add a “CPU overheat” detector and screen burn stopper, as a safety feature though.
    Has anyone tested it on the old ‘Droid phones like the Galaxy S ?