Those dull 20-minute+ commutes to work are certainly made a lot easier by the plethora of games available on our smartphones – take your pick from Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Draw Something and thousands more.

Now, however, fans of the perennially popular Football Manager series can continue their addiction to the beautiful game wherever they roam, with a trimmed-down version for Android hitting Google Play today.

Football Manager Handheld has been on iOS for a couple of years already, and the 2012 edition has been on iOS devices for a few weeks. However, the news that it has finally been ported over to Google-powered smartphones will please millions of people.

Developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega, Football Manager Handheld 2012 isn’t just a direct translation of the hugely popular PC game, instead it has been built with the shorter-term player in mind.

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The games lets you to take charge of any club in leagues covering 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Wales), and you control transfers, training, tactics and managing your team during matches.

You can tackle this job either in commute-sized chunks, or in mammoth sittings whilst sprawled on the sofa.

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Football Manager Handheld 2012 has been designed for Android devices using OS 2.2 and above, and weighs in at a whopping 27MB.

It’s also worth noting that it’s not free…the game will set you back £6.99 ($11 USD/€8.5 EUR), and it’s available in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Football Manager [Android]