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Real-world racing video game Anki Drive launches on Android

Anki Drive, the real-world robotics-based racing game, is now available on select Android devices, developer Anki announced today.

The game now supports the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3 and Note 4, along with the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as the Google Nexus 5. Anki expects to announce compatibility with additional Android devices in the future. According to a blog post from Anki, the company wants to support as many mobile devices as it can, but is limited by Anki Drive's requirement of Bluetooth 4.0 low energy support.

"Unfortunately, only a small number of devices currently support the necessary features required by Anki Drive, but we're committed to the platform and can't wait to bring Anki Drive to as many devices as we can," said Mark Palatucci, co-founder and chief product officer at Anki.

Anki Drive debuted a year ago on iOS with four cars. Anki has since released three additional vehicles, including Spektrix (image above), and all seven will work on Android. Last month, the company cut the Anki Drive Starter Kit's price from $199.99 to $149.99 in the U.S. and Canada, and from £179.99 to £149.99 in the U.K. Today, expansion cars also got a price drop: They're now available for $49.99 each instead of $69.99.

For more on Anki Drive, check out our video piece on the game below.

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