The reason that Windows 8 running on mobile devices like Microsoft’s own Surface tablet stands at the vanguard of mobile gaming is this: it offers unlimited Web browsing.
That’s important, because 2013 will be the year when online gaming switches over to HTML5 (the latest Web code) making Flash and even apps obsolete, eventually. HMTL5 offers video and gaming with no compatibility problems for any mobile system.
A Whole New Web
Already, top game studios like Net|Ent and AlchemyBet are writing titles using the new Web standard. First, it will become another option alongside app downloads … then, we will see the apps and Flash go the way of the sands, when everything is written and presented within your Web-browser windows.
And by early accounts, the Web browser utilized by Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, is one of the fastest ever, and Microsoft’s best to date. That makes its newest operating system — and it’s the world’s first to be fully integrated with the touch-screen (mobile) — more competitive against the established traction of Android and Apple. The Microsoft Surface tablet, and the Nokia Lumia, and assorted newcomers from Samsung, are ready to game.
Where Microsoft Enters the Court
Most Android users are not yet using the latest version (‘Jelly Bean’) that supports HTML5, but of course Apple has seen this big switcheroo coming since the tenure of Steve Jobs. So, that means that Microsoft has a clear shot of joining the fray, scoring a fast one over Android/Google.
Why are we making so big a deal out of this browser-thing, anyway?
Betting on the Surface
The answer is especially important for those of us who fancy betting using our mobile device. Maybe we’re at sporting events in-person, betting on what we see. Or, maybe we’re watching the sporting event live online using the very same device on which we place our bets.
In any case, this sports betting activity is best done when you’re using the sportsbook website rather than an app — and app that by necessity cannot offer the full range of features you will find by logging into the website.
Even though windows surface might not yet provide the full array of apps needed, the Nokia Lumia is already there! Find out more here
WWW versus Native Apps
The other thing to remember is just how useful (if not vital) the Web itself can be whilst betting. We often need to look up information and stats to inform our decisions. That’s the main reason that sketching out your bets online, perhaps using predictive systems that we find these days, is superior to the confines of a mobile app.
The top online sportsbooks like 888Sport, BetVictor and PaddyPower are all advanced Web applications. These websites look, feel and perform like a piece of software, after you log into your account. Direct access to any ‘social’ features is also a benefit of making bets in the browser window, rather than at a distance in an app environment.
The most advanced online betting is available right away for the Windows Surface tablet, rest assured! Microsoft’s Windows 8 for mobile users has a very bright future, indeed. — Now, go see if you can get your hands upon one of these already-popular gadgets!