Enjoy Real Money Poker on Android Phones and Tablets
No other operating system comes close to Android in terms of the number of users on mobile devices. This operating system has been customized many times by individual companies, though the common ‘core’ means that almost all Android devices work fine for online poker.
Poker games are accessed in 2 ways for Android users. There are apps to install, which are available from the biggest and best known global brands. Most poker sites go a different route, offering Android poker via your browser window.
This page covers the most popular Android devices for real money poker fans, covers the app vs browser debate – and then looks at the different games which are best suited to Android users.
Which Android Devices are Best for Online Poker?
You can enjoy poker via both Android smartphones and on tablets. When it comes to phones, the screen size makes a big difference. While it is possible to play on the smaller smartphone screens, this can be uncomfortable. There is a lot of information needed to play poker. Cards, position, your chips and the stack sizes of opponents – as well as blind levels for tournaments. If you enjoy mobile poker, I would recommend at least a 4.5-inch screen size.
There are a lot of very powerful phones on the market at the moment. Samsung are the leading manufacturer of Android devices. Their flagship S8 phones are more than fast enough to make playing poker easy. You can also play on Motorola phones (owned by Google these days), LG, Sony, Huawei and many other ‘copy’ type brands. If your current phone is not up to the task, it is possible to get a solid unit for $150 these days, even without a contract.
For Android tablet users, screen size is less of an issue. What you’ll need to watch for is that your processor speed is up to the task. New tablets are difficult to compare to those which are just a few years old – technology is moving fast in this area!