How are tablets adapting to suit a boom in mobile gaming

Currently the top tablet to play games on is the iPad mini. Sales of the iPad and iPad mini continue to outstrip those of all Android tablets put together with the exclusion of the Kindle Fire, with iPad mini sales accounting for 60% of the sales volume measure in units rather than market value. A recent Adobe survey on mobile devices has discovered that one of the most important uses for tablets is playing games. This covers all kinds of games including console type multiplayer games, apps and similar sites.

Almost all tablets come with headsets or microphone preloaded. You can find here for more headsets related to earphone. These days not a lot of tablets come bundled with headsets as manufactures want to see them for as low price as possible.

As you might expect most games players are in the younger age group, 63% of people under 30 play games on their tablet while just 50% of people aged between 54 and 65 do. Also, while the iPad mini is the top tablet for playing games for people aged under 54 years, for older game players the Kindle Fire comes out on top. Why older people prefer the Kindle Fire while younger folk prefer the iPad mini remains something of a mystery. Of course the Kindle Fire is significantly cheaper than the iPad Mini. The former starts at around £130 or £150 for the Kindle Fire HD, compared with around £250 for the iPad mini.


The screen resolution of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD is 1280 × 800 pixels compared with 1,024 x 768 pixels on the iPad mini, but in reality there is insufficient difference to notice. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD has a 1920 × 1200 pixel resolution and a price tag of £230, around the same as the iPad Mini. It is considerably cheaper than the 10.1 inch iPad which retails at around £750, though of course it does have a 2,048 × 1,536 pixel retina display.