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Samsung has released a gamepad for smartphones Galaxy line
Like it or not, a physical button under the fingers – much more convenient than the touch surface. Of course, it all depends on the genre of the game. For example, the strategy where important fast and accurate motion – control via touch screen optimally. But here’s the shooter, driving simulations and first-person shooters – where common sense familiar buttons and analog handle under the fingertips. Samsung has decided to please the supporters of the physical interface, releasing a special game gamepad.
Apple recently gave its approval to third parties on the issue of gaming gamepad for iPhone with iOS 7 on board. Manual Samsung has decided it’s worth trying to develop such a gamepad own and announced «Smartphone GamePad» – not so hot inventive name, but first fit. The device supports smartphones with Android version from 4.1 and above. Holders of smart phones based on the same operating system version 4.3 above will be able to use some of the exclusive features of the controller, for example, data transfer via NFC and so on.
Unlike gamepads for the iPhone, which are worn directly on the body of the smartphone, the development of Samsung – a separate controller with phone holder. Communication with the controlled device controller supports using a Bluetooth-technology.
Gamepad weighs 195 grams, its front surface is 8-way D-PAD (as in the West called “spider control”), two analog floating handle, four round buttons and the top of the controller has two triggers (in common – “triggers” ). Also present at the bottom of the controller and tiny buttons Start and Select a trigger to turn on / off the device. Located in the center of the controller mysterious oblong button Play.
The controller will also cover complete with special application The Mobile Console App, by which the user can search for and purchase a device compatible with the game. Apparently, the controller will support any devices based on Android 4.1 and above, but exclusive features like using buttons Play (the purpose of which remains a mystery to us), can only be used in conjunction with a line of smartphones Galaxy.
The device is available immediately in some European countries. In other regions, according to the representatives of Samsung, it can be expected within a few weeks. The price of the device, oddly enough, yet nowhere was announced.
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