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Google Stadia Can Soon Be Played on a Number of New Android Devices

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Google Stadia will expand to a number of new phone platforms beginning tomorrow, February 20. To date, the service has only been compatible on the Google Pixel family of phones including Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 4, but that's about to change. After tomorrow, a total of more than 20 different phones will be compatible with Google's game streaming service. Here's the full list:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10E
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Razer Phone
  • Razer Phone 2
  • ASUS ROG Phone
  • ASUS ROG Phone II

It's the first major update for the platform in a while, but it's certainly a welcome one. Though you can download the Stadia app on iOS devices, there's still no compatibility to be had between the operating system and the app. Right now, it just lets Stadia users browse their library and check on their profile. No game streaming is there just yet, but hopefully that's due to arrive this year.

Google is still promising over 120 games coming to the platform in 2020, including more than ten which will launch as "Stadia First" titles, or timed exclusives, in the first half of the year. The current library doesn't yet eclipse 30 games, though it did get one new one last week in the motocross racer, Monster Energy Supercross 3. That game was met with "Fair" scores bordering on "Weak" here at OpenCritic, and isn't going to be the killer app the platform requires.

Instead, that may come from Typhoon Studios, the rookie studio responsible for January's Journey to the Savage Planet, which did much better, averaging a "Strong" 76. Stadia recently acquired Typhoon ahead of the studio's first release and the studio is not set up to develop for Stadia exclusively. Presumably, though, that project is a ways off, and Stadia needs a hit sooner than later.

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