The (very) popular daily trivia game should launch on the Google Play Store before the end of the month.
The question is not, “When is HQ coming to Android?” That's a given. Yusupov and Colin Kroll would be foolish not to branch out beyond iOS.
What we 're more concerned about is two things, how much will you do in this trivia experience? And we're not just talking about the occasional bits of lag and completely botched games that sometimes happen as a result of the sheer mass of players. We're talking about the money. Unless HQ starts dropping its player-killing “savage questions” every single round, doubling (or tripling) the number of people in the game means it'll be that much trickier to score a huge payout, like last night's $ 12,000 prize that two players shared.
Though we do not know the app's official launch date on Android, you can now pre-register for HQ on the Google Play Store. The app will not automatically download once it's live, but you'll at least receive a notification that it's available to download. Expect to see the app launch sometime before the end of the month.
From there, playing is as simple as making an account-and no, we will not spam our referral code like everyone else writing about HQ-enabling notifications so you can get help through 12 questions without offering up a wrong answer.
Some have attempted to build complicated image-recognition systems that automatically run HQ's questions through different Google searches. Others just play with a bunch of their friends. Some are just great guessers. Whatever your technique (or typing speed, for quick-Googling answers you do not know), we wish you the best of luck. Either way, you'll have fun.
As many reports have indicated, HQ is currently shopping around Silicon Valley for money capital, so it stands to reason that the company is looking to fill the app with as many daily active users as it possibly can-an easy feat for now, though we'll be curious how long the HQ craze might continue.