Samsung has come up with a cool new accessory that coverts their Galaxy range of smartphone or tablet device into a gaming console when attached to the device. Together with the Smartphone GamePad, Samsung has also introduced a matching Mobile Console app designed to make the device work seamlessly with the GamePad. This no doubt is an effort in the right direction on part of Samsung to make their smartphone and tablet device appeal all the more among the gaming community. This can also be considered to be in response to Apple’s move to include support for third party gaming consoles in iOS 7.
The GamePad could be attached to any Samsung Galaxy device ranging from 4 to 6 .3 inches though the minimum requirement for the smartphones is to run Android 4.3. It incorporates several new changes to it since it was first unveiled earlier this year. It houses a directional pad that can be turned in eight directions, four action buttons and triggers along the shoulder apart from2 analog sticks. The accessory with a steel frame running all round boasts of a robust build quality. The connection is established via Bluetooth which is a lot hassle free compared to Apple’s strategy that requires the devices to be connected to the gaming consoles physically.
The user can download the Mobile Console App from Samsung Apps manually though the same can be accomplished just by hitting the “Play” button itself. In either case, hitting Play will launch the corresponding app that now plays hosts to 35 varieties of games. Samsung has stated more titles will be added at a later date.
GamePad availability at the moment in restricted to markets in Europe only and word has it that it would get a global presence very shortly.