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Chess for Android 2.5.5

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Version 2.5.5 of Chess for Android introduces the following new features.
Ability to save games to SD card. Games are appended in PGN format to file /sdcard/games.pgn on the SD card, so that users can examine these later, for example, in a chess application on the desktop.Ability to define common UCI engine options in a pop-up window:hash table sizeELO strength restriction endgame tablebases formats (Nalimov, Gaviota, or Scorpio) and cache sizeThe options are populated with the engine's defaults.

UCI Engine on Android

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Here is an UCI engine running on a Nexus One in Chess for Android, probing the complete 3- and 4-piece Nalimov endgame tablebases (29.6 MB) from SD card.


Here is a screenshot where the UCI engine already reports a mate (using the tablebases), while the internal Java engine only reports a negative score for white given a search tree of depth 9.


Steps to make this work are shown at UCI for Android.