There are plenty of reasons to pick an Android tablet instead of an iPad, but a great selection of third-party games has never been one of them. Although many of the most popular iOS apps do eventually make their way to Android, the Google Play store has never been especially competitive with the App Store. The introduction of 4K gaming could change that, however.
The Verge met up with Qualcomm at Mobile World Congress this week to test out the 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution Android tablet, and came away with very positive impressions. Qualcomm showed off the popular racing title Asphalt 8 and DC Comics brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us, and though neither of these games were designed with increased resolution in mind, the 4K upscaling was reportedly very impressive.
According to The Verge, Qualcomm is already prepared to begin shipping the Snapdragon 805 processor that will power the 4K displays. It’s now up to Android device manufacturers to roll out the tablets, which should begin this summer.