“The Cost of Doing Business” Won’t Go “Breaking” the Bank, As It Isn’t “Bad”

“The Cost of Doing Business” Won’t Go “Breaking” the Bank, As It Isn’t “Bad”

Sep 16, 2011

Breaking Bad, the best drama on television, is making its way to Android users in two different forms. First, the first three seasons of the show are now on Netflix, which was added around when all Froyo and Gingerbread users got access to the service. Second, the web game “The Cost of Doing Business” is now available for Android. This interactive graphic novel has players playing as Jesse Pinkman, trying to get his money back from a man who stole it, and interacting with various characters from the show, including everyone’s favorite lawyer, Saul Goodman. The game resorts to largely being a choose-your-own-adventure type game, where making choices makes more money. Note that the game requires Adobe Air in order to play, and quitting or switching out of the app abandons all progress. The game doesn’t appear to be that long, but this is still a hindrance. The game is formatted for Honeycomb tablets as well. While it’s not the most heavy-duty experience, it’s still another way to get a Breaking Bad fix on Android, and is available now for free from the Android Market.

Netflix Now Available on All Froyo and Gingerbread Devices; Honeycomb Users Left Out

Netflix Now Available on All Froyo and Gingerbread Devices; Honeycomb Users Left Out

Sep 12, 2011

Good news, everyone! Netflix is now available on even more devices than ever before! The app now supports all devices running Android 2.2 or 2.3, instead of the selective list of devices it once supported. While getting Froyo or Gingerbread on one’s device is sometimes an issue thanks to lackadaisical carrier support, at least now there are far fewer limiting factors than there once were. For those Android owners who now have the ability to watch streaming Netflix shows and movies anywhere, may I suggest Breaking Bad, which is now available on Netflix? No, I can’t, I can only order you to watch it.

Unfortunately, Honeycomb tablet owners appear to be still left in the dark, as tablets like the Motorola Xoom can’t install the app directly from the Market; while some sideloading tricks may still work, this is still a step away from Netflix being as ubiquitous on Android as it is on iOS.