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Sherlock The Network app missing on Android

If you are currently addicted to Sherlock Season 3 and are frustrated that the number of episodes are so short, we have some fantastic news for you. Your Sherlock fix can continue by downloading a Sherlock app called Sherlock: The Network.

Unfortunately though, we can tell that the Sherlock The Network app Android release date has once again gone missing. It’s yet another high profile app that has first been developed with iPhone and iPad users in mind as a priority.

The app itself is amazing. It features brand new video footage of your heroes Sherlock played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Watson played by the excellent Martin Freeman.

Even more exciting is that the app allows you to assume the role of a member of Sherlock’s homeless network and you must work against the clock to solve a series of puzzles around London. Like the TV show, you can utilize various transport methods on your quest such as the London tube as pictured below.

Join Sherlock and John to solve a series of puzzles..
Join Sherlock and John to solve a series of puzzles..

Watson will be on hand to assist you along the way, often giving you various texts, voicemails and Facetime calls in a style that echoes the amazing BBC production that you have just witnessed with Sherlock Series 3 on your TV screens.

The app isn’t free however, as it costs £2.99 to download. Having said that, this is probably one app that you wouldn’t mind paying the fee for as the effort that has gone into it can be seen by all.

Over on the Sherlock app website, you can already see that over 20,000 users have joined ‘the network’ in a space of a few days, with the creators promising new content once the number grows further.


For those asking, we can also reveal that the Sherlock app release date in US is going to be January 27, while the price is going to be set at $4.99.

As an Android owner reading this, are you frustrated by the fact that these high profile apps are always developed with iOS in mind first?

At the time of writing, there is no update whatsoever on the likelihood of an Android version coming out soon.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Not an iFanboy
Not an iFanboy

81% of smartphones shipped worldwide in the 3rd quarter of 2013 were running android so you don’t have to be Sherlock to see that the programmers either missed the boat or the iOS is so simplistic that Apps, good or foul, can be easily written and blindly downloaded to a testbed of simpletons who will whine about each and every bug. Hopefully once the app is fully vetted through this street network, it will be worthy of 81% of smartphone purchases.


I’ll say there’s an android demand, given that there were approximately 13 million viewers of one of the episodes of series 3 and the fact that Samsung Galaxy Androids are some of the most popular mobiles going. Rotten business sense.

Natsu Skye
Natsu Skye

While it’s very frustrating, the large majority of people use iOS over android, so if most developers had to pick only one to release their app on, it would be that.
Why they couldn’t have arranged a simultaneous release though is beyond me, but as long as it’s coming, I’ll wait as long as it takes.


This is terrible news for Android users.. it’s easily the best Sherlock app available – coming so soon after Season 3 too. Bit harsh from the makers!

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