Is the gaming experience on smartphones better than PCs yet?

Let us take an example here: for those interested in gaming, a PC offers an experience that truly has a flavor of it’s own. Yet perhaps, the most interesting aspect of this whole debate, is a line from Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect who matter of factly states “Why are we arguing? Of course, we are in a post-PC world” Somewhere, this line denotes a certain acceptance of the turn of events.

Gamers like Smartphones

With each passing year, we get introduced to yet another fleet of mobile devices that are way more powerful than those preceding it. We're at the point where any gamer armed with a current model smartphone or tablet can easily try out the latest, heaviest, clumsiest game directly on his smartphone, instead of the PC. Smartphones can now handle almost all of the at-home—and even at-work—tasks without needing anything else. Only a few years ago, this wasn't the case.

Scenario Today

Even as recently as 2011, Motorola's phone- the first to try and integrate the experience of laptop for a smartphone-based computer experience. It was a great idea, but the smartphones of 2011 and 2012 weren't quite powerful enough to fulfill all of our computing demands. However, today, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 for those owning Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This might seem like a last ditch attempt to garner a market, however, the truth is that smartphones now have a better chance at gaming than any other device.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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