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The result of a survey carried out by IDC and App Annie has come up with some surprising result. The survey related to the people’s choice of the tablet they would prefer for playing games. Also, the survey concerned Android running tablets only. While the Apple iOS platform is the preferred platform among gamers, what the survey has revealed is that Android devices too are fast catching up in this aspect. However, what has come as even more surprising is that it is the Kindle Fire that has been voted to be the most popular device for playing games. Surprising since the Kindle Fire which its makers promote as a device primarily for reading ebooks among other things has beaten dedicated gaming devices such as the Nintendo 3DS on its march to the top slot.
So what is the best tablet for gaming? That’s subjective, of course, but a new study shows it may not be the device you think. While most still turn to iOS for gaming, the Android realm is catching up quickly. While we focus on tablets like the Nexus 7, we’re way off base. In fact, we’re not even acknowledging the people’s choice.
The survey also indicates that between tablets and smartphones, people prefer the smartphone for playing games. So the Kindle lost out when it came to a match against the smartphone users for playing games. If the PS Vita is also taken into the study, Android smartphones would yet win hands down which goes to show the extent of the coverage and usage of Android smartphones in the market today. There is the other aspect of dimension where the smartphones now coming in such size that tablets are losing out on that count too. The above applies to the 7 inch tablet that has been reeling under pressure from the phablet or big screen smartphone segment.
The Android market is catching up so far as gamers choice goes which till now has been quite iOS centric. There is the App Store which provides developers a good ground for distributing their games which does have a measurable effect on users’ choice of the physical gadget. It was also noted that iPod had received many votes in the survey which means the simple games are also something that many people like to play.