Windows Tablets and Online Gaming
Windows is the most commonly used operating system in the world, which is no small achievement – especially given that when Windows 95 was first released, it was installed on fewer computers than the game Doom was installed on. Today, most computers use Windows, save for those operating on the Apple system.
The vast majority of software will run on Windows, and in fact, in order to operate at all, most programmes require Windows. It seems to go without saying, then, that Windows must be the best operating system available. Some may argue against this, but let’s not get caught up in that debate and rather look at Windows as an operating system for mobile devices. Is Windows a good mobile platform for playing your favourite online casino games? Let’s find out what the experts have to say…
When buying a tablet, your choices are an Android-based, Apple-based or a Windows-based device. You might jump at the Windows tablet, given what we’ve already said about operating systems, but hold your horses. Let’s not forget that the mobile world is very different to the personal computer world. Windows may be the king of the PC world, but it is not the king of the mobile platform world.
As far as numbers go, Android is currently the most used platform where mobile devices are concerned. However, Apple is not very far behind, and the two software giants are in a constant battle, desperate to sway customers to their platform. It seems to be a never-ending battle with no definite winner, which is great for consumers, since the two companies must make every effort possible to give great deals.
But where does the Windows operating system rank in the mobile platform world? It turns out that Windows is a distant third, and does not hold nearly as much sway as Apple or Android. So, how does this translate to the platform as far as mobile casino games are concerned?
Games on Windows Mobile
Regardless of how popular Windows is (or isn’t) in the mobile world, it is still a great platform. Casino games play well on a Windows-based tablet, offering impressive stability and notable user friendliness. Plus, one of the most notable benefits is that the majority of people are familiar with Windows, having used it on their laptop or computer, making it extremely easy to use.
There are a few cons of playing on a Windows-based tablet, however. Let’s have a look at one of them in more detail.
Con of Windows Tablets
Given the popularity of Android and Apple, most online casinos develop dedicated applications that support both operating systems. These applications can be installed on the tablet, and allow much faster and more convenient access to the casino and its games. In fact, if you are playing on an Android or Apple tablet, you are all but guaranteed to have dedicated support. What about a Windows-based tablet?
It’s a simple matter of numbers; less people use Windows-based tablets, which means that online casinos prioritise the operating system less. There are far fewer dedicated applications for Windows tablets, which isn’t great for the user.
Of course, this does not mean that the online casinos cannot be accessed at all. Access is always available via a web browser, but the access is less streamlined and convenient than using a dedicated application. It’s a con for Windows-based tablet, that’s for sure.
Despite this con, Windows-based tablets are still excellent and boast the advantage of being easily and conveniently compatible with Windows-based home computers. The operating system is stable and user friendly, as has already been said. Hence, they are still good purchases that are sure to make customers happy.
As far as mobile casino games go, all the games are still accessible, but perhaps not as conveniently as other tablets with all websites. There are still websites that offer Windows mobile support, however, and those websites can be favoured. What this does mean, though, is less freedom of choice for the user.
It’s Your Choice
At the end of the day, whether you prefer Android, Apple or Windows based tablets is entirely up to you. Each system has its own set of pros and cons, and the final decision is really up to the consumer. Whichever choice you make, there is still a great selection of online casino games available for each platform, instantly ready to turn your tablet into a portable casino game station. Good luck and have fun! We’ll see you at the online games tables, so be sure to bring your A game!