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4-20-2011 @ 5:12PM
This "Soon" from blizz has extended a long time. After the initial release onto Android of the Remote Auction House, it has gotten a few bug-fixes and its last update was August of last year. We also got the Battle.Net authenticator which has also had a few small updates, the last of which was back on Sept 7 of 2010. The Remote Auction House app I believe still has bugs for some of the new races and suffers from periods where the API or servers aren't reachable (which probably affects the iPhone/iPodTouch versions as well). However it was never updated to include mobile armory, guild calendaring, or other such features. The browser on Android is pretty capable but with limited screen real-estate, the full Armory site is a bit clumsy to navigate (unless you have a tablet), and the Flash based model-viewers are a bit heavy on memory use for a mobile device.I honestly wouldn't mind paying for the app and the service, provided it was reasonable and the apps were updated regularly to keep in step on all major platforms. Things like both Apple and Android apps being kept in step, as well as keeping new features that are on the mobile apps available easily from the Armory web-site.I'm not crying foul, or belligerently whining about how I'm entitled to everything. I just want a little parity between platforms and for Blizzard to honor their commitment to Android. I totally understand that Apple is the preferred mobile platform for them and many of their users, and as such should receive things probably "sooner". However months and years of feature enrichment on one platform while the other stagnates is certainly a reason to be concerned about their future efforts.
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