are android poker apps better than iphone poker apps?

Discussion in 'Mobile Poker Rooms' started by Lizzy, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Lizzy

    Lizzy New Member

    a friend told me if I was planning to play mobile poker on my smartphone that i would be better off buying a google android smartphone like a htc or a samsung galaxy instead of an iphone.

    is this true? are android smartphones better for playing texas holdem than iphones?
  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Lizzy

    I wouldn't say Android poker apps are any better than iPhone poker apps but Android users do have 3 advantages...
    1. A Greater Selection - There are more real money poker apps available for the Android operating system. For instance the 888 poker app and the Unibet poker app are only available on Android.
    2. Larger Screens - The iPhones screen is only 3.5 inches compared to the Samsung Galaxy's screen which is 4.3 inches. The larger screen sizes on Android phones does makes for a more enjoyable gaming experience.
    3. The ability to install poker apps. iOS users can only install apps from the App Store which has caused problems for companies like Bwin who are only able to offer their iPhone app in about 20 countries, while their Android app is available everywhere except the USA.

    However, in general iPhone poker applications are identical to Android poker apps.

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  3. Spud Gun

    Spud Gun New Member

    I'm slightly biased being an Apple fan boy, but I think the quality of iphone poker apps will surpass android poker apps over the next couple of years. Why? Firstly, apple have finally begun to allow real money gambling apps into their app store. This for a start means that developers will begin to spend far more time developing iphone version of real money poker games.

    Secondly, since all iPhones have the same screen size, it is much easier for for poker rooms to develop one quality iPhone app. There are so many different flavors of Android out now and there so many different mobile of android phone, it means that developers spend most of their time testing their android poker apps rather than actually creating an amazing texas poker app. When you have to get any app to work on a huge amount of different phones you are going to end up making sacrifices.
  4. mstipe

    mstipe New Member

    I agree with Spud Gun. We are going to see more and more real-money poker and casino games in the App Store. Since Google refuse to allow any type of gambling app into Google Play it is going to put them at a serious disadvantage. Mobile gaming developers will be much more enticed to develop gambling apps for iOS.
  5. cevans

    cevans Member

    It was widely reported this week that Apple are killing Android in the mobile gaming market. In the United States Apple have a commanding lead of Google, hoovering up over 80% of the profits. Mobile gaming is slightly different from mobile gambling but it still shows that despite the Android being the most popular smartphone OS, developers would still rather develop games for iOS because it is more profitable. In the long run I think these figures will also be repeated in the world of mobile poker and casino games.
  6. King Kenny

    King Kenny New Member

    In my opinion iphone sports betting apps have the advantage because you can also use them on the iPad. Online bookmakers like Betfair and Paddy Power have now even started developing apps to utilize the iPad's larger screen. Until there is a decent Android alternative to the iPad, I can't see mobile developers putting as much effort into developing Android sportsbooks as they do into iOS sportsbooks.
  7. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    In the 2 years since this thread started a number of new mobile poker sites have emerged that are compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. All these new cross platform compatible poker sites are pretty much identical regardless of whether you are using a Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 5S or a Nokia Lumia 520. The reason for the convergence is that most apps are web based now so you play from your browser. Since you're not downloading different native apps from iTunes or Google Play, the mobile poker sites will always look and function exactly the same. I think this is a very positive development as it creates a level playing field.

    Visit our poker page for the most up-to-date list of real money poker apps. United States gamers can now also play real money poker on any tablet or phone.
  8. GregL

    GregL Banned

    I don't think so. I have both Android and iOS devices, the iOS poker apps always seems more responsive then the counter part.
  9. Spud Gun

    Spud Gun New Member

    most of the online poker rooms are now deciding to develop html5 web-based applications that are "instant play" games. since you access these games from your chrome, internet explorer or safari browser, they are identical regardless of whether you are using an iphone, samsung galaxy or nokia lumia.
  10. Bubba

    Bubba New Member

    i think '"instant play" poker apps that are played from your phones browser are the best because there is less chance of you installing any kind of malware on your droid or ios device.
  11. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    This question seems quiet dated now. It's difficult to remember a time when Google Play didn't allow real money gambling apps into their app store and Apple only allowed poker apps in a couple of countries like Ireland, Australia and the UK. How most gambling apps can be downloaded from both Google Play and the iTunes App Store and even when they can't, the web-app versions are equally as good.

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