After the iOS release, the China release, the Australia and New Zealand soft release and the release by EA Swiss Sarl, the rest of the world can finally enjoy Plants vs Zombies 2 straight from the PlayStore.
After being made to wait, everyone on Android can finally enjoy the lovable plants attacking zombies without resorting to downloading and sideloading APKs. If you are already playing a sideloaded APK version, you may not want to install the new official PlayStore one. However, having the actual install from the PlayStore does give you auto-updates, when available.
I’ve uninstalled both the China version and the APK from the Australia / New Zealand version already after installing from the PlayStore.
Here’s the link to the PlayStore version.
As October nears its end, one thing that many Android enthusiasts is waiting for is the launch of the new Android version and new Nexus devices that come with it.
After the highly popular (and cheap) Nexus 4 released by Google last year, anticipation is high for the new and upcoming Nexus 5. Various rumors have been circulating but one thing that has been confirmed quite a while back is that LG will be producing the Nexus 5.
After CyanogenMod announced its decision to go corporate as CyanogenInc, some users were left wondering what would happen to contributors and developers who weren’t invited to join or declined to continue being a part of the new structure. At the Big Android BBQ, we got our answers. Several top developers have started a new community ROM project called OmniROM. According to its website, “Omni is a community-based project for the Android community which is Free^3: Free to Use, Free to Modify, Free to Share. It’s also about options, which is the beauty of Android.”
OmniROM lists several big names in the ROM development community such as XpLoDWilD, Entropy512 and Chainfire among its contributors. According to a post by XpLoDWilD, the key features of OmniROM are listed as including:
- Flippable Quick Settings
- Roadrunner mode
- Daydream enhancements
- Integrated Performance Control
- Color-changeable, 3D depth Phase Beam
- And a bunch more
Update: After a quick play to get to Ancient Egypt, I’m pretty sure that this game is the same as the original release on iOS and differs from the China’s release. Added screenshots from the English game as well as one from the China APK for comparison.
Update 2: PvZ2 has appeared on Google Play Store but only for some countries. Check if you’re one of them by going here. Unfortunately, I’m not one of the lucky ones.
I’m a little late with this blog as news broke over a week ago. After the Android release in China, Plants Vs Zombies 2 for Android has now been released in Australia and New Zealand (why there I do wonder). This release is expected to be shortly followed by a wider release worldwide.
Impatient for the worldwide Google PlayStore release? You can always get started by installing the APK from the link below yourself (courtesy of TechBeasts.com)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 Apk For Android – Download Here | TechBeasts
Installation is pretty straight forward. Although TechBeasts do not list it, I’ll list it here to help anyone who needs it.
1. Download the 160MB rar file.
2. Extract the contents of the file using an unzip program like 7zip or WinRAR.
3. Copy the APK to your phone.
4. Install the APK on your phone (use a File Manager like ES File Manager to locate the APK you just copied over).
5. Copy the com.ea.game.pvz2_row to your phone’s Android\OBB folder.
6. Start the game and enjoy!
Screenshots from my Nexus 4:
Comparison between English and Chinese (note the absence of gems and plants in the grassy area)
Seems like my DropBox public links have been suspended due to heavy downloading, probably due to the Plants Vs Zombies 2 getting a number of downloads. As an alternative, I’m providing another location to download from – My Google Drive.
Let me know if there are other files from my DropBox links that you would like access to and I’ll upload them to my Google Drive.
Plants Vs Zombies 2: Its About Time – Chinese APK (Google Drive)