Android is a new mobile Linux operating system developed by Android Inc. and Google. Mobile phones with Android has become very popular in a short time and will soon be in every mans hand. It is therefore very interesting to follow what happens with online casinos for Android.
Many believe that Android will be a big competitor to Apples iPhone, which today has a very large market share of the smartphone market. In early 2010, Google launched its own Android phone Nexus One which quickly became the big buzz on the mobile phone market. The fact that Google gives in and starts selling hardware to show Android on phones most likely will be very large.
Android and Flash casino
Androids support Flash Player 10, something that will come up for playing in casinos, as many casino games uses Flash. For example, Swedish NetEntertainment is a game provider that uses Flash for their games. While foreign players Betsoft and WagerWorks offer flash versions of their casino games.
Since Android can run Web browsers such as Opera and Chrome, it is possible of course surfing to online casinos. The small screen can make it difficult to see details of the games and make it more difficult to navigate around the casino lobby. No Swedish online casino has yet come out with information that supports the games on Android. But because Android supports Flash, we believe, at the MobileCasinoService, that it will not be long before a casino makes a big bet and launches on Androids.
Android 2.2 Froyo
In 2010, the new version of the Android called Froyo was launched. This means that the Android operating system is up to version 2.2 and enhancements that improve security and performance in the future. Over a billion mobile phone applications and games have so far been downloaded for earlier versions only on the Market and Androlib estimation the number of apps and games for about 80 000, in early August said the figure being 100 000. Android is growing fast and that means the demand and hopefully the supply of casino games to Android will increase significantly in 2010 and 2011.