Mobile gaming has become the new rage among the present generation as many breathtaking titles along with card-based gambling options such as blackjack, poker free, and slot machines are easily available. This is driven by a declining cost of the internet as well as ease of access associated with smartphones. Whether it is on a subway or in a shared cab, people can be seen playing games on their mobile phones. This naturally raises the question of what makes these entertainments so popular, what are the challenges associated, and how to access these titles for free.
Major Benefits of Mobile Gaming
So what are the major factors that have made gaming on smartphones one of the most essential parts of our lives? Here we are listing some of the upside points of playing mobile games.
Stunning Graphics and Beautiful Design
All the tremendously popular games, be it Clash of Clans or PUBG, have incredible design features and beautiful graphics that can compete even with the movies. Such elements make them visually appealing and give the players an aesthetic pleasure. This is almost always backed by stunning musical pieces. Some of the game development companies have even hired specialist music composers to develop the theme music. Taking a cue from them, slot machine developers like Microgaming, NetEnt, Merkur, and others have also followed the same high standards.
Having sharp graphics is one thing, and having a deep story background is a totally different side. All the successful games have featured deep character arcs, neatly written background plots, and thorough use of human psychology. Thus these games appeal to the human conscience, and players not simply play them, they themselves become a part of the narrative.
Most modern games now feature a real-time play environment where the player can compete against their peers. This makes them a competitive activity rather than limiting it to leisure only. Thus they also help the players in improving their social connectivity and offer a clean recluse to those who find it hard to interact in person. Many of the slot machines now feature a similar environment too, and hence the players can challenge their friends to a match and place a wager against them.
Increased Number of Levels
All the successful games feature a number of levels that are increasingly hard to cross. Hence, the player feels the challenge being increased after passing any of the levels. Thus rather than getting bored, they enjoy these newer challenges that test their skills as well as patience.
The Biggest Limitations
However, not everything is rosy in the world of gaming and gamers. Here are some of the biggest limitations of mobile entertainments.
Losing Element of Innovation
Despite all that is good about them, here is a harsh truth about the gaming world. Only a few developers focus on the innovation part while the rest of them simply copy the idea into their newer app. Hence as a result of this, these games are losing their charm as the players are served the same old dish with a new dressing. It can be a definite challenge to find a truly innovative and unique game, after playing a certain number of titles.
Increasing Cost of Playing
Most of the time mobile games are developed with the sole purpose of generating income for the developers. This is obviously not true for legendary development companies. But most of the time-independent developers deliberately fill these games with advertisements and provide special bonus rounds if the players make a purchase. In this race of commercialization, creativity is a very clear casualty.
Sense of Detachment
Mobile games can be addicting, and the players often get lost in this world. This addiction can lead to numerous psychological damages such as a growing sense of detachment and losing value for social relations. While this addiction certainly benefits the developers, as they earn more, a player is the one who is on the losing side.
Having seen some of the characteristics and major limitations of mobile games, one can be sure that this is definitely a charming world. It remains a task on the part of players to navigate this stream with ease and not being lost.
Samsung is currently rolling-out its official Android 5.1.1 updates to a wide-range of its devices with lots of new features. Sadly, a device will be left of those updates.
According to SamsungUK, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Lollipop update has been CANCELED and will not be getting any official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. The company didn't release any info regarding the Note 8.0 Lollipop update before and its firmware hasn't even hit the development status at all.
@jamesnutbeams We don't like to be the bearer of bad news, James, but the Note 8.0 won't be receiving the Lollipop update. ^LC
— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) August 22, 2015
We reached out for the company support team requesting more info regarding this info. Well, it turns out that the Galaxy Note 8.0 will not be able to run Lollipop with TouchWiz smoothly due to limited hardware capabilities which will not deliver an optimal User Experience, according to Samsung. We would like to point out that the Note 8.0 packs a Quad-core Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 CPU, a Mali-400MP4 GPU along with a 2GB RAM LPDDR2 chip, the device was launched in 2013 with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box then got the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update later after that.
So, we guess that Samsung has just dropped the support of this device and won't be providing any more official updates for it in the future. We hope the company will reverse its decision regarding this device. Stay tuned and follow the Official Samsung updates page for more info.