Nokia, certainly among the top three biggest electronics makers (and formerly The Biggest), is usually included alongside Android and Apple iOS as an option for casino and sports-betting apps.
Now, with its adoption of Windows 8, Nokia joins a trend that will sweep across the Web this coming year: the end of apps!
The New Power of Window for Mobile
Windows has spearheaded the switch to HTML5, the newest native Web programming language. This means that plug-ins like Flash and even mobile apps you must download are no longer needed. It’s because everything can happen inside the browser, even games. Simple
With this turn of technology, it’s not just game developers carrying the burden of meeting compatibility for the different mobile systems. The whole world of Web users and developers will be rushing together to adopt HTML5. For gaming in general, it’s like a mad gold rush.
Leap-Frogging with Windows
On the other hand, for Nokia, in its alignment with Windows and ditching of its own system Symbian, this is a giant leap forward. The big three — Android, Apple iOS and now Windows — are all on track now, having changed over to HTML5.
That means that Nokia offers the best Web browsing experience possible. There will also be apps available for Windows 8 devices like Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones, but their selection as yet is very scant.
In-Browser Is Better
The best bet, so to speak, using Nokia products from here on out, is to simply point their browsers to top sports-betting sites like PaddyPower, 888Sports and BetVictor. These advanced online sporting applications work great right there in the Web browser, ready to play with, after logging in. This is the wave of the future for gaming in general.
What’s more, because of the real-time nature of social betting, as well as top sites’ live streams of sporting events, all of it performs better at the website-level rather than in a stand-alone ‘native app’ on your Nokia phone or tablet. Betting on sports is more like an interactive TV experience, and this requires a full connection to the entire World Wide Web.
Since we’re still in the early days of the big Web update, across the board, there will still be transitional items like apps for Windows 8 or continued support for older Nokia models (since they’re so durable!) or Flash games that will still run for a while in these devices.
All in all, many experts on mobile technology believe that Nokia’s newest flagships are the world’s finest mobile gaming and betting devices. They’re the state of the art, which is understandable given Nokia’s legendary style and ergonomics. Nokia has a long history in gaming anyway.
If you use Nokia or are thinking of buying into its line of products, and you also like to bet, then you’re in good hands. The world’s most powerful mobile gaming and Web-browsing devices can be in your hands.