Why Android phones are good for gaming

| 18/07/2013

While out in the world we all sometimes find ourselves having to sit around and wait, many people choose to pass this time by playing on games on their mobile device. With all modern smartphones offering a variety of games it is easier than ever for people to play on the go. One of the most popular gaming markets is the online casino, with games such as slots, roulette, blackjack and poker becoming ever popular on mobile devices.

When doing research you will find that there are two companies that create the best mobile phone experiences. These are Google and Apple and have been competing for the last six years in order to take over a mobile phone world. One way in which Google outdoes Apple is by allowing the users full access to their phones without restriction, what this means is that Androids operating system is an open system allowing game developers to use all resources the phone has to offer to power the game. This means playing on a game that uses a lot of power such as roulette is much smoother on an Android operating system.

Gaming on phones does mean a certain phone specification is required, as game playing does take up more of a phones resources (especially casino sites which are powered using a lot of memory) and so in order to play games you have to have a fairly up-to-date smartphone. Some older smartphones can’t cope with the current requirements from these casino sites, however modern smartphones have no trouble.

The Android system also makes it easy for users to find new games. In order to find new and exciting games on the android all users have to do is log onto their phones inbuilt App Store and search, there are literally thousands of games available to download any time, from angry birds to poker at Jackpot City, there’s a game for all tastes. Online casinos have seen how popular mobile phones have become for gaming and so they have adapted their websites in order to offer mobile casino games. Being able to access the casino site via both the browser and app on the phones.

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google backed financially and later bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008.

Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License. This open source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Additionally, Android has a large community of developers writing applications (“apps”) that extend the functionality of devices, written primarily in a customized version of the Java programming language. In October 2012, there were approximately 700,000 apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play, Android’s primary app store, was 25 billion.

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