Samsung launches SmartPhone GamePad and Mobile Console app
Samsung Electronics has introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on its line of Galaxy devices. Launched in response to the rapidly expanding global mobile gaming market, Smartphone GamePad means that anyone with a compatible Samsung Galaxy device can enjoy a fun, convenient and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere.
The Smartphone GamePad instantly transforms a Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. Thanks to design and durable steel frame, GamePad is attachable to mobile devices ranging from four inches to 6.3 inches, so games can be played from any location.
The GamePad is currently available in select European markets and will be available in the UK in the coming weeks. The availability of the GamePad varies by market.
Users can connect Galaxy devices to TVs through an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring, allowing them to enjoy a video game console experience from the living room.
GamePad connects with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth pairing. Features optimised for Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3, including the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S III, enable easy connectivity with GamePad via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the 'play' button.
Users can save money by enjoying reasonably priced console-quality games without the expense of additional gaming systems. Mobile Console features games across a variety of categories, including traditional racing titles such as: EA's Need for Speed Most Wanted; and Gameloft's Asphalt8: Airborne; plus first-person shooter titles such as Gameloft's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour; sports titles such as SEGA's Virtua Tennis Challenge; and action titles such as Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.
The Mobile Console app is available for download through Samsung Apps or by tapping the GamePad's 'play' button, and offers 35 dedicated games at launch with much more to come in 2014.