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How gaming is adapting to a mobile world

How gaming is adapting to a mobile world

3/13/2014

Thanks to improvements in the processing speeds and screen displays of smartphones and tablets, mobile devices can now be used as efficient gaming tools. Sure, mobile game apps have kept smartphone users entertained for some time now, but recent improvements have enabled phones to operate more complex programs. It seems that many serious gamers have determined that mobile devices can run games just as effectively as handheld consoles.

Could smartphones and tablets take over portable gaming devices?
According to The Telegraph, both Google Play and the iOS App Store earned higher game revenues than game-optimized handheld devices did in 2013. Meanwhile, Nintendo announced a 30 percent drop in profits for the third quarter of 2013, and its Wii U console sales failed to meet market expectations. These statistics could suggest consumers are realizing that the multi-functional and enhanced gaming aspects of smartphones can make the devices adequate alternatives to traditional portable gaming systems.

As Marcos Sanchez, vice president of corporate communications at App Annie, told The Telegraph, "Smartphones' ease of use, low price point (due to subsidies) and multi-functional use as gaming and primary communications device [sic] have given them a ubiquity across a broad demographic that portable consoles will never have."

Android phones offer gaming-friendly features
A recent Engadget article suggests that the Android system is innovating the world of mobile gaming. Android devices that use Samsung Exynos Octa and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chips offer gamers an efficient system for running complex games. Additionally, these phones now have longer battery lives, which can be useful for operating games that require a significant amount of running power. As innovative features continue to improve the gaming capabilities of smartphones and tablets, perhaps mobile tech marketers will decide to focus more on targeting serious gamers.

If you're looking to embrace the best in smartphone gaming capabilities, you might want to trade back your current device to earn money to put toward a new investment. The latest generation of smartphones has processing speeds fast enough to run complex programs, making the devices better gaming platforms than older phones. Before making the upgrade to one of these new devices, consider selling back your existing phone to ProtectCELL. ProtectCELL's cell phone buyback program offers up to 50 percent buyback on devices less than a year old and up to 25 percent on second-year phones.

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