Day after day games on the Android platform are becoming increasingly popular. Just look at the millions of downloads a lot of games have on your phone (it is easy to find the statistics on Google Play). There are a few reasons why games on the Android platform are becoming increasingly popular. One of those reasons is the fact that more and more people are starting to get on the smartphone bandwagon day after day. That said, more and more people will be playing games if they so find the desire. Whether that be Angry Birds or The Dark Knight Rises, they are still playing games, and with new technology like the Ouya, things are only bound to get even more popular.
Games used to downright stink on the Android platform. They just weren’t anything “good” that could match up to a console or PC experience. They still can’t, but they definitely have gotten a whole lot better than what they originally were. Angry Birds originally released in December of 2009 and basically, that was the only game that was really worth putting a lot of time into. There were other games, but they were arguably not up to the quality that Angry Birds was.
Now, here we are at the end of 2012 with some really good hardware coming out, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II with their whopping 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It has a massive screen, and with the speed packed in that baby, imagine the potential that games would have on there. Heck, another couple of gigahertz and a few more GBs of RAM and we could be playing Skyrim on that baby (of course, it would have to be heavily optimized for Android and settings would probably have to be on their lowest)!
Quality of Android games are improving drastically, and that is why I think they are getting more and more popular. As the quality of games increases, the interest in these games also increases. A lot of gamers are die hard fans of the PC, and I can guarantee that the ones with an Android phone wouldn’t mind taking a look at this year’s most recent releases for Android games. Horn is a great example of quality (though it misses the mark on some aspects), the graphics, the story is pretty well done and the gameplay isn’t clunky as games like these used to be.
I think Android games are becoming increasingly popular simply because of the growth in quality products. As quality increases, interest becomes more widespread. Players tell their friends, their friends tell their friends, and it just goes on and on. As quality and hardware improves, and we get more beastly devices like ASUS’ Transformer lineup, Android games are all set to become a main platform. They might even soon be as popular as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or dare I say the PC?
What do you think? If the quality of games go up more, do you think that it could boast of such popularity that the Xbox has? Let me know in the comments below!