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Since announcing the official Ice & Fire App (see below), we've gotten a lot of questions, most of them concerning when and if the app will be made available for Android, and when and if it will be offering for sale in countries other than the US and UK.

I ran these questions past my people at Random House.

There are, alas, no plans at present to produce the app for Android. That is Random House's call, not mine. (I seldom use a cellphone myself, and don't know one from the other, so all such calls are made by folks more conversant with the issues involved). It is possible that may change in the future if there is sufficient demand, but please email Random House, not me. If an Android app is made available, you can get the update on www.suvudu.com"

As for availability in other countries, Barnes and Noble only sells apps in the US and UK, so the Nook version is only available in the US and UK.

Below is a list of the countries where the app is available for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).

. United States
. Canada
. United Kingdom
. Australia
. Austria
. Belgium
. Bulgaria
. Cyprus
. Czech Republic
. Denmark
. Estonia
. Finland
. France
. Germany
. Greece
. Hungary
. Ireland
. Italy
. Japan
. Latvia
. Lithuania
. Luxembourg
. Malta
. Netherlands
. Poland
. Portugal
. Romania
. Slovakia
. Slovenia
. Spain
. Sweden
. Switzerland

The Random House subrights team is currently looking into translation deals for non-English-speaking readers. But there is nothing to announce yet on the translation front. Sorry.

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gregory_knyazev
Dec. 3rd, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Alas, no Russia(
esjp78
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, not available in Mexico? Hope it'll get here soon!..
Ana Carolina
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
Brazil :(
People here in brazil really wants to have this app. I use an american account at App Store so i got the chance to get and it is really amazing <3 But i feel sorry for all my friends that didn't got the chance to have access to this amazing content.
Sova__
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Russia?! :(
ibnobody
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
The Nook Color/Tablet versions are written for Android. (All B&N readers run Android, but they may not advertise that.) Random House just would have to give the go-ahead to have the app sold in a non-B&N store.

Was there a licensing deal with Barnes and Noble to make the app exclusive to the Nook?
d_a_z_bastard
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
And... Anybody seen Russia here? Damn!
thought_bubbls
Dec. 3rd, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Android users always get left out :(
alorarose
Dec. 4th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
Was just thinking the same thing. Still never gonna get anything that requires me to use itunes though, LOL.
dhaikiox
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update.

Are the WOIAF App entries considered canon to the Ice and Fire universe? There are several interesting details to be found.

Edited at 2012-12-03 07:36 pm (UTC)
dannister
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
;(
Disappointing. Have a Kindle Fire and Android! lol.
John Erling Eriksen
Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh well, i guess fate realy dosent want me to have this app, since i live in Norway and are one of many that prefer Android too iOS.
msconduct
Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
(This comment is directed at Random House, not GRRM.) UK, Canada, Australia, but no New Zealand, despite the fact that many, many other apps are available here. And no Android, whicb has over half of the snmartphone market. No wonder the publishing business is in trouble. Turning away customers is the definition of bad business.
nadingo
Dec. 3rd, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Liking the App -- some editing still needed
I just downloaded the app and browsed some of the free content. I really enjoy seeing all of the historical information summarized in one spot, but there are some errors in the tense of the information, with some entries written in the present tense and others mixing the past tense in as well. Here's an example from the "Riverlands" entry:

"Ruled by First Men kings in the Age of Heroes--including the Blackwoods and Brackens at various points--the last of the First Men to rule the Riverlands were of House Mudd, but they were defeated by an alliance of the Andal kings. After that, various Andal kings ruled the riverlands. Before the time of Aegon the Conqueror, the Storm Kings controlled much of the territory for a time, until Harwyn Hardhand wrested it from King Arrec. His grandson, Harren the Black, is the last ironman to rule the Trident. Chief among the riverlords who joined Aegon and his sisters against Harren the Black was Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun, who afterward was made lord over the riverlands by Aegon the Conqueror"
jufin
Dec. 3rd, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Alas, no Israel
bastun_ie
Dec. 3rd, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
People (as in companies) need to get their act together about this whole 'territories' thing. I can't buy/view/download/stream this, but my friend in the country right next door can? Or I can buy/view/download/stream but only at an extra charge, or I need to also be a customer of this other company? Or... I could just not bother/use this grey market over here.

The Oatmeal said it better: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones
Jake Blackwell
Dec. 4th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
who ya gonna call?
Who do I email to tell them to add Win Phone Support? I will start an aggressive campaign for it. aSoIaF for all!
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