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Jan
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Grand Theft Auto III, the car-stealing, open world game that came to Android in celebration of the series beginning ten long years ago, got a nice update today, bumping it to version 1.3. Besides the usual bug fixes, the GTA update expands the game's compatibility to ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the Medion Lifetab, while also adding support for Gamestop's wireless game controller, and enhanced controls for other gamepads and Sony's Xperia Play.

If that's not enough, users can now install the game to an SD card, enable haptic feedback, and adjust video display settings for better performance. Here's a full look at the version 1.3 change log.

What's in this version:

Added support for Medion Lifetab and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
Tailor your visual experience with new video display settings
Improved controls for supported gamepads
Improved controls for Xperia Play
Game can now be installed to an SD card
Gamestop Wireless Game Controller fully supported.
Additional technical fixes

If you're already a player of Grand Theft Auto III for Android, hit the widget below to grab the update. If you're not, there's never been a better time to give it a shot – the game is also down to $0.99 from its regular $4.99 price tag.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Kevin Aaronson

    Bummer there is now moga support, vice city is pretty bitchin with it.

  • primalxconvoy

    Android/mobile gaming is almost there...

    • defred34

      Yes, because the highlights are 10 year+ games!

      • Cheeseball

        Yup, because the newer games are trash.

      • primalxconvoy

        I was speaking more about hardware controller support.

  • jamaall

    Its been randomly closing on the nexus 10 lately. And so does vice city. They need to fix that too. Both games are unplayable for me!

  • Mk

    This update came out a year ago? All the new update does is bug fixes. Haptic support and that was added at the start of 2012!!

  • Mitko

    Still no compability update for the poor Galaxy Young. :(

    It would just close immediatelly once started, black screen for a second and you're back to the app drawer.

  • Aaron

    How do you move it to the SD card?

  • spunker88

    Awesome to see they are still updating GTA 3, and its still 99 cents. Now if only they could fix the Snapdragon S3 bug on Vice City so I could get it working on my Touchpad.

  • Todd

    Great, now tell me how to get past the part where you are sniping people on a ship while 8-ball runs into the gunfire.

  • Simon Bemont

    How about giving it support for my EVO 3D? Why is that not supported?

    The hardware is MORE than capable of running it. Funny thing is, my HP TouchPad runs the same SoC, and IT'S supported.