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Popular puzzle game Geared now available on Android Market

Geared is a puzzle game that's been big on the iPhone for years, and now it's finally launched on the Android Market. Geared for Android features 150 levels of gear-connecting puzzles, and while it's a not quite as visually polished as the iOS version, it's certainly no less addictive.

As you'll notice in the screenshots above, Geared is ad-supported, meaning the app itself is free to download. It'll run on any phone with Android 1.5 or better, and the download itself weighs just 4MB, so there's no excuse to not give it a try. Join us after the jump for the QR code and Market link, as well as a video of Geared in action.

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

22 Comments
  • why does almost nobody port android apps with the same quality as ios? Is it really that hard? Put some dam effort and ill spend my dam money....geez... and whats with the adds...fine. Make some add supported and some add free as well...
  • Ads* And vote with you wallet, if nobody supports mediocre ports, devs will stop using them.
  • Thx-ads. Still....they should make quality ones in the first place.
  • Why does this app need to read phone state and identity along with read contact data?
  • Paranoia
  • Did you not see the "anti-piracy" app that texted everyone in the victims contact list? You'd be stupid if you didn't look at the permissions and wonder why a game needs to read your contacts. That coupled with full internet access means they could be collecting phone numbers to spam/scam. I've never heard of PlayfulArt, LLC and this is their only app in the market. I've lost count of the number of apps I've clicked "Install" then clicked "Cancel" when I saw all the permissions they wanted.
  • I love people who are too stupid to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • I love people who are too stupid to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • I love people who are too stupid to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • I love people who are too stupid to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • I love people who are too stupid to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • Forgot to take your Ritalin today sir? :-)
  • I love people who are too stupid or ignorant to read description and are also afraid that these big companies give a crap about your sms or contacts. They don't! Furthermore.... Android Central would never post a malicious app for us to install. According to description on the android market: "NOTE: Contact permissions are used only to challenge friends via the scoreloop social integration tool set." READ BEFORE POSTING!
  • The description from the developer states it is used to challenge friends.
  • From what I understand, apps need to read the phone state so it can handle itself correctly if a phone call comes in.
  • So sad that it took them this long for a mediocre app.
  • Finally! I love this game, and would be willing to pay for an ad-free version. I am getting a little tired of free = cluttered with BS ads. Android users should not be synonymous with cheap. Give me an option!
  • Yeah, options would be nice. In my experience, there isn't much option on iOS...most cases you pay to play. Although, I will admit many games (such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Glow Hockey) perform much better on iOS (and this was on an iPod 4th Gen) and have visual and audio features not found on their Android counterparts. If I am going to pay for something that is a port from iOS, I would expect the same exact application and experience. In this regard, being free is a great deal if it's going to be a mediocre port. :)
  • forced closed twice, froze multiple times. Droid X...
  • why DID YOU POST THIS?!?!? I CANNOT PUT THE GAME DOWN AND DO MY WORK.... ! ! ! ! oh and i like how their are no ads on this game.....
  • I have tried on my Evo, several times, to search for "geared" on the Android Market and cannot find it... Yet it shows up on the Xoom. I no understand EDIT: Came right up if I used the QR code, though.
  • Shows up on my Inspire. Could it be blocked by Sprint, I know its highly doubtful. If you're rooted, try market enabler and see if it shows then. Or put the EVO in airplane mode with wifi on and see. (not need to be rooted for the latter)