In the 2013 Adobe survey on mobile devices, it was discovered that the most popular tablets among younger people are iPads, while the older generation favour the Kindle Fire. In terms of what people use their tablets for, in the 18 to 29 age group 63% of tablet owners frequently use their tablet for playing games, in the 30 to 49 age group 56% do, and in the 50 to 64 age group it is 50%. The only really surprising thing here is that even the oldies still enjoy playing games on their tablets, which is a good thing of course, and a good many of them enjoy playing online betting on site like www.bwin.fr/liveBets.aspx as it’s a way to make a bit of extra cash too.
So we can only conclude from this that the top two tablets for playing games are the iPad and the Kindle Fire. Of all the iPads that are sold, 60% of them are iPad minis, so based on these figures the iPad mini is the top tablet to play games on.
So let’s take a closer look at this device and maybe discover why it is so popular. The sales of Android smartphones phones are outstripping those of iPhones, so why are the iPads still more popular for playing games than the equivalent Android tablet?
Of course Apple was the first company to launch a proper tablet, everyone else considered that they were making a big mistake. Since then Apple have dominated the market while other manufactures have been playing catch-up. The problem with the iPad was the cost, they are not cheap, but today you can buy an iPad mini for about £250, which is very affordable. Although the screen size is just 7 inches, its resolution is 1,024×768 pixels, which is perfectly adequate for playing games and checking the odds, though it is likely that the new iPad mini will have a higher resolution.