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Samsung unveils Android gamepad optimized for their Galaxy line

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2013 23:05 User comments (1)

Samsung unveils Android gamepad optimized for their Galaxy line Samsung has made their first entry into the mobile device gamepad market, launching the "Smartphone GamePad" for Android devices running versions 4.1 or better.
Differentiating itself from recent gamepads released for the iPhone, the GamePad is a standalone device that connects via Bluetooth, rather than a controller that attaches directly and extends the phone.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy device with Android 4.3 or higher, you will have an optimized experience, says the company, including NFC connect support.

On the hardware end, the GamePad weighs just 0.43 pounds, has two standard analog sticks, an eight-way D-Pad, four action buttons and two shoulder triggers. The companion "Mobile Console App" lets users browse and download/purchase supported games.

For now the GamePad is only available in Europe with more markets expected soon.

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1 user comment

118.12.2013 7:28

Looks thin and smallish too... portability?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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