We may use mobile computing for calling, texting, social networking, and various work-related needs, but games — a multibillion-dollar industry — is where the money is.
Apple sits on top of the gaming world, having made $14 billion dollars from games last year. Google follows, pocketing $10 billion from games. And, you can bet Microsoft is looking to make its own billions from gaming once Windows 10, with its ability to run both Apple and Android games, is released sometime this summer. For a detailed analysis of the multibillion-dollar mobile gaming industry check out Apple The Lead Beneficiary Of The Multibillion-Dollar Mobile Games Industry on Seeking Alpha.
There are even individual billion-dollar mobile games like Clash of Clans and Game of War – Fire Age.
A surprising smartphone gaming fact: an iPhone 6, which only has 1GB of RAM and a dual-core processor, is still a better mobile gaming device than the recently released Samsung Galaxy S6. Due to the way Apple’s iOS operating system functions, games can run without requiring big processing power.