Better late than never! Steam announced a brand new app today for Android that allows users to chat with their friends, participate in Steam's thriving online community groups, and buy games from the Steam Library. Anyone who's missed out on one of Steam's legendary sales knows how valuable the ability to watch and buy while away can be.

Update #1 1/27/12: Check out our Steam preview here.

Update #2 1/31/12: The app is now open to everyone with a Steam account!

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While the app is currently in a closed beta, downloading it and attempting to sign up will submit a request for an invite if you aren't on the list already. If you're an avid Steam user, or just love Steam's sales, it might be worth a download either way.

Thanks, Adnan!