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In case you haven't seen Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, the local news, or the latest rabble-rousing speech from your ineffectual Congressman, today is the yearly release of Activision's Call of Duty franchise. Kudos to the publisher: they've managed to get the Android companion app published on day one, so half the male college students in the country can spend today's lecture time customizing their multiplayer loadout.

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If you've played a multiplayer shooter in the last few years, you know how this goes. The CoD: Ghosts companion app allows you to adjust your weapons and equipment outside of multiplayer matches and communicate with your clan members in a limited social network, as well as see each other's stats. (This new app, simply titled "Call of Duty," seems to have replaced the older ELITE app for Ghosts. The latter hasn't been updated since July.) Clan leaders can also create or adjust clan emblems.

There's also a meta-game included in the app, Clan Wars, where your clan will face off against seven others in a long-term turf war. There's no direct gameplay, but the better your individual clan does, the more likely you are to expand territory. Winning in Clan Wars will net you extra experience and some in-game unlocks.

Of course, that's all contingent upon your ability to actually use the app. Right now we're seeing it listed as compatible with a lot of mainstream devices, including the Nexus 4 and 5, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3. But other major phones are not supported, including the new DROIDs, the Galaxy Nexus, and possibly the HTC One. Tablet support seems extremely spotty: the Nexus 7 (both models), Nexus 10, and newer Samsung tablets are out, while the old Galaxy Tab 10.1 is in. This sort of extremely scattershot compatibility is unfortunately common when big-name console publishers come to the Play Store.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Jrocker23

    No Verizon HTC One Support

    • RemoteSenses

      Try again. I just downloaded it (HTC One - Sprint) and it works.

      • stephen

        hey i have the htc one sprint and its doing the must play a game thing. suggestions?

  • Sp!ke_

    However, the multiplayer is already dead ...

    • DoSe420

      300k online is dead?

  • Brian

    For my Nexus 7 I just grabbed the apk and installed it just fine. No problems.

    • David

      Do you have a link to said apk?

    • Ryan Callihan

      Please share?

      • Brian
        • Ben

          thanks, worked with my Rezound :)

        • Ryan Callihan

          Thank you!

        • fgrancois

          Hello here I have vortre apk download for call of duty ghost who walk for three days in May it does not work because of the update this morning and I can find the apk for new update of the Application call of duty ghost because my tablet is incompatible thank you very much in advance

    • Dave

      only get the same four screens on my Nexus 7. No way to login, am I doing something wrong?

  • Fish

    Hisense Zero 7 tablet can't download it. Any idea how to get it to?

    • Fiah

      I meant Sero...

  • Curtis


  • Smithers_Jones

    Companion app: 0.0000000001% of the time spent on the game itself.

  • fsdgasdg

    downloaded the app and it says "play your first call of duty ghosts multiplayer match to begin but i already played and i am level 15 i am playing on pc btw..

    • enoch861

      Might not be compatible with PC version?

      • fsdgasdg

        the IOS version works with PC.

        • Zak

          i hate my rubbish phone samsung galaxy ace got no memory cant even download anything !!!!!! :(

      • Brian

        It is.

    • ch3ko

      There is an issue with SG4 from what i read online. Im having the same issue. Wonder if its verizon and SG4 or if its just the phone

    • Only1leroy

      You have to link it to your psn or xbox account you are just creating an account within the app. It happened to me also. Just click log in with psn or xbox.

  • RockAndRock

    Camp of Duty is out !

    • Anwar Gordon

      So true....The game is good but I think camping is promoted way too much.. the maps are too big and even some of the gun camo challenges promotes camping....

  • lusky3

    Errors or not, at least it came out faster than the Android GTA V companion app.

    • Zaatour36

      true that

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    • codguy29

      No joke I got bored and quit playing gtaV before the app even came out

  • Averix

    Sideloads just fine from a Nexus 4 to a Droid MAXX. The APK is 26 MB though, so not easily shared.

  • Spasillium

    Compatible with Nexus 4 here.
    APK pulled from my phone for anyone who can't download it:

    • Tjcjr88

      I've been looking for the .apk. Gonna give it a go on my HTC One to see what the deal is with compatibility. Thanks alot!!!

  • leighanna

    i dont see the new app on the xbox 360 someone please help

  • Broobs

    Not compatiable with my HTC one from sprint and when i try to use my ipod every time i do something is says not authorized

  • Fitzelgard Allan Gerard

    Theres an app for the same game that gets released every year?

  • unknown

    HTC One is not a supported device for this app... Extremely disappointing

  • Jayson Hairrell

    Not compatible with Galaxy note 10.1 :-(

  • Section

    Im having issues with compatibility on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as well

  • zoe

    it's compatible with the HTC One, i've seen it here : http://droidsoft.fr/2013/11/06/call-duty-ghosts-setend-en-mode-second-ecran-sur-android/

    thanks for the app :)

  • Pascal

    all console game related app have been very dissapointing. And this compatibility issue is more proof of them not actually giving a F**k

  • Miah

    Why can't developers get it right for once without any hiccups, they seem to well on iOS.

  • matt

    able to dl with apk now I try to apply to my clan... "you cannot apply to this clan since you withdrew earlier"

  • LoveDoctor46241 (PSN)

    Wouldn't it make more sense to just release the app on the Gaming Consoles? I mean HELLO!?!?!? Takes a genius I guess.

  • LadyHazard

    WHY NO PC / LAPTOP VERSION!! It won't work on my ipad OR my phone!!

    • Brian C. Watts

      Windows 8 app.

  • insaniitii

    works for galaxy s3

    • James Lector Castrejón

      It's choppy on mine

  • Aphex124

    Not compatible with HTC One

    • Bradley Maggard

      have you found out why i`m haven the same problem

    • RemoteSenses

      Seems to be working for me. I didn't have any issues. HTC One with Sprint.

  • Jerry14U

    мʏ ɴɛιɢнвօʀ'ѕ мօм мαĸɛѕ $64/нօυʀ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт. ѕнɛ нαѕ вɛɛɴ ғιʀɛɖ ғʀօм աօʀĸ ғօʀ 8 мօɴтнѕ вυт ʟαѕт мօɴтн нɛʀ քαʏмɛɴт աαѕ $212o5 ʝυѕт աօʀĸιɴɢ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт ғօʀ α ғɛա нօυʀѕ. ʟɛαʀɴ тнιѕ нɛʀɛ ɴօա.... Jobs81.ℂom

  • Ska916Jedi

    The only way to get it to work on my Note 2 was using the Nexus 7 link somebody posted on here :)

    • wildcheese

      Same here, note 2 works using brians apk link above!

  • Joshua Morris

    the app dont work for my lucid 2 and i really want to make a clan

  • James Lector Castrejón

    I wish this was available for actual win 8 pc's, for one it doesnt really work fluidly (skippy, glitchy, to small to see) on my android s3. I had a win 8 tablet but it no longer works thanks to the win 8.1 update, microsoft has an app for win 8 phones...why not have it for win 8 app store for PC's...not too mention using this on a cell phone requires a data connection of some kind on your phone...and that has problems of it's own etc the signal

  • Bradley Maggard

    it wont let me download it to my smart phone says its not compatible with my phone i have a android htc evo one please help me

  • Gordon Kilmore

    I have created a clan but it isnt going onto my profile on the game


      I'm having the same problem anyone got advice how to link?

  • Jeff

    Not Compatible with my LG Phone

    • Marquesse

      Me either, LG Lucid

      • Lucus

        me either

    • DoSe420

      Does not work with my LG G2 either. It dont even show up in the store on my phone but pc browser says its not compatible

  • migzelite

    used apk for my galaxy rush it worked thanks for the apk link

  • Marc

    Not compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini....

  • RemoteSenses

    I see some posts here about it not being compatible with the HTC One. I just downloaded and it works fine. HTC One on Sprint.

  • JL

    Wont load psn friends just xbox

  • Alex

    So it's compatible with my Droid Eris which came out forever ago, but not compatible with my Droid DNA which recently came out...

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  • Morgan

    Tried to apply to my clan and I'm getting a "You cannot apply to this clan because you withdrew earlier" pop up bubble. wtf. now I can't join?!

    • brandon

      Same thing happened to me. For my own clan... other people I invited ate in it but somehow I got removed from my own clan and they can't invite me back...?

  • XSinisterKlownX

    It wont let me log in on my iPod Touch. The app opens, I try to link it with my Xbox Live account and it just sits there at the activation screen after I log in.

  • Michael Allen

    I have an off brand phone zte warp sequent but i run jelly been 4.2 same as most of the phones that are compatible. I have looked but cannot find a list of compatible devices or OS. If you have found ne thing please share

  • jamie

    Working fine for me on the S4, had the "play your first game to continue" but re-installed from google play and it's fine. Pretty awesome tbh

  • Gunny

    Note 2=negative

  • Justin

    I accidently unapplied to a clan and it says sorry u cant apply since you withdrew earlier, anyone know what to do?

  • SR

    Not kompatible to Sony xperia T

  • frats74

    I have a Nexus 7 and I would like to use the Call of Duty App on it even though Google Play says it's incompatible. Can anyone email me the file? It just makes no sense that their App is incompatible with my devices, but my money has no problem being compatible with the dev's bank accounts.

  • Underfrog1000

    H8 GTA

  • Katherine Malone Oothoudt

    wished it worked on my proclaim

  • adriana Taylor

    i can not download this app and we have a clan that we need to make sure can do clan wars this isnt right you should make it to where people can use it on the computer or the xbox

  • Stuart Cornet

    S4 mini not suported or my google nexus very disappointed

  • Rory

    Join my clan it's Wolf Gamerz and anyone is welcome the emblem is a black wolf with a moon behind it and blood splatters in background.

  • Brian

    This app sucks.... I created a clan had members now no one is in a clan and i cant make one this is the dumbest idea ever just got back to elite

  • Anthony

    Not working for iPad 2


    How do u link your app with your Xbox live account? I created a clan and It says that there are 7 members but none of them can use the clans clan tag. It is telling them that they r not in a clan. So do I need to link it with my xbox live account or something? Any advice?

  • Jawsh

    Does anyone else have the problem were when you create an account no matter what you put in it says this account allready exists. Its realy annoying me now :/

    • Yobel Limanto

      I faced the same problem bro. I'm totally desperate now.

  • CrazyDawg

    make it compatible with droid dna and/or laptops please

  • Brian C. Watts

    Using the windows 8 app, having the same issue as a few here saying I must play a game first, yet have played at least 100...

  • Chris Taylor

    We need nexus 7 support what the hell is the point in designing an app for clan functionality when only some android devices work and some don't absolutely stupid now if they made a web based thing like GTA v then that be better especially when I know people who started clans have no smart phone what are they supposed to do spend like 100-400 pound finding the right phone just to modify there clan that's outragous

  • Muhammad Abrar Naeem

    No support for Galaxy S4 .. .Strange !

  • Joltz777

    will the app work on a nook color does anyone know

  • conor

    is there a way to get the app for kindle fire hd cause its not working I tried everything any suggestions ?

  • AK
  • Dalek

    Why does it say connect to game at the bottom

  • solidal67

    I have droid based tablet, every time I try an download the app for the clan wars , it tells me its not compatible, anyone know an app that is?

  • markus

    i hate not compatible to samsung galaxy tap 3 10.1

  • debbie

    Followed the link worked fine untill the update yesterday wont let me updste not compatible

  • ryan

    call of duty app for samsung galaxy tab 3 release date?

  • Trizay

    I keep trying to connect my COD Ghosts account with my new xbox live account but every time I do it tells me to play my first online match then sign in again as if I have never played even though I've actually been playing the game for a while now. I don't know if it's connecting to the wrong account or if it genuinely doesn't have any of my stats. And when I try to create an account in-game it doesn't work. I put in my email address and my password and then nothing. It's like the games is ignoring the request to create a new account. Can someone please help, this is very annoying and it doesn't seem like anyone else is having this issue.

  • Darren

    How do u swap between accounts ps4 and xbox 360 on the app

  • Lukas

    Clan you apply to a clan if your already in one?

  • troy w.

    Samsung tab not compatible what the hell this app sucks

  • Need help ASAP

    I'm trying to sign up for a clan but the app says play your first multi player match then log back in. I've played well over 1 game my rank is 60. Every time I try to log back in it just keeps saying play ur first multi player game. How can I fix this. Oh and also my profile on call of duty .com is stuck at 94%. For some reason I can't link it youtube. It says the google account ur trying to link is not associated with a youtube account. When I created a youtube account it made me create a google account do I don't get it. Please help I've been stuck with this problem for a good two weeks. Thanks any info would be much appreciated!

  • scottahawk

    i downloaded the app on my ipod touch and after i link to my psn it says "email does not exist" wtf is wrong?

  • woolie

    Trying to get the app for nook hd. Says it's not compatable? Suggestions anyone?

  • jeremy

    Hi there I need help I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 (7.0)

  • barefacedlemur

    Doesn't seem to work on the Sony Xperia ultra Z has anybody got a suggestion??? would b much appreciated cheers

  • Clay

    I'm trying to sign on to the COD ghost app but every time I do he brings up my old profile. Any ideas?

  • sam

    Hey anyone interested to join a clan. We are level 17. You need to be active. Your k/d needs to be 1.70 min w/l needs to be 1.00 gt: xVaMPiR0x XBOX 360 Only

  • Laura Bond

    I have a samsung galaxy note II and says app is not compatible with my device .....wtf :( why?