Google have long been one of the leading names in smartphone development and technology. Their Android platform has opened up the playing field for hardware developers, and has long-since overtaken iOS as the operating system of choice for most of the world’s smartphones. In a similar approach to Microsoft and its Windows operating system, Google has taken an open approach to its technology, which currently appears on devices from the Nexus handsets through to the latest generation of leading Samsung phones.
If it wasn’t already obvious, it is certainly now official: mobile gaming is a massive global phenomenon. Recent research by Super Data revealed the mobile games market generated more than $40 billion in revenue across the globe in 2016, which represented a massive 18 per cent increase from 12 months earlier.
Thanks to the ease of customizing an Android device, and their acceptance of downloads directly from the internet, more and more gamers are looking to their Smartphones and Tablets to step back in time to the world of 8-bit and, slightly, beyond.