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Chess for Android 2.5.5

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 size ELO strength restriction  endgame tablebases formats (Nalimov, Gaviota, or Scorpio) and cache size The options are populated with the engine's defaults.

UCI Engine on Android

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 .