Apple and Android have fought for awhile now for the leadership when it comes to the mobile gaming market. While options are starting to expand for gamers on iOS as to how they play their games, Android users have had plenty of options for quite some time now.
Android is well placed to regain its supremacy from the perspective of mobile gaming. There are several reasons for this, not least the launch of the upgrade 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Having made significant design and processing speed improvements, while also delivering a more robust battery life to appease dedicated gamers, the new Android platform more than rivals the iOS 8 in every single way. With only a minimal Apple upgrade forecast for 2015, Android is likely to retain its edge as a gaming platform throughout the next twelve months and beyond.
In addition to this, it is also important to recognise the impact that individual Android devices has on the choices made by gamers. While Apple may have the iPhone 6, however, the recently released Nvidia Shield Tablet has taken Android gaming onto an entirely new level and also heralded the dawn of a new era and cross-platform experiences. Released alongside real-time and wireless game streaming services such as GRID and GameStream, players will soon be able to share an entire library of titles online and through a range of alternative media platforms.
While the majority of game developers currently favour Apple when considering the option of exclusivity, this is likely to change in the wake of recent events. Paddy Power offers the widest choice of Android gambling games at present, for example, while other designers are likely to follow suit and launch a wide range of compatible titles in 2015. If Android is also able to benefit from the cultivation of a dedicated gaming community, its operating system will quickly become the most sought after and dominant in the mobile market.