Samsung GamePad, Mobile Console out now for Galaxy range

Wednesday, 18th December 2013 04:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Samsung has come clean on the long-rumoured GamePad and Mobile Console app for its popular Galaxy range of Android smartphones.

GamesIndustry reports the GamePad connects via Bluetooth and has two analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, two triggers and three function buttons. The peripheral is optimised for Android 4.3 and above, but works with all Android 4.1 Galaxy devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches in size.

The GamePad works in conjunction with the Mobile Console app, activated by hitting the pad’s Play button. The app serves as a launch pad for compatible titles.

GamePad and Mobile Console currently supports with 35 compatible games, with more to come. Confirmed titles include Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Asphalt8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Virtua Tennis Challenge, and Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.

The GamePad is available now in some European territories, and will roll out to other regions in the next few weeks. No RRP has been touted, and I wasn’t able to turn up any retail listings with a cursory glance. If you’re in Europe or have a proxy set up you can probably check with Samsung itself; I, alas, am, geoblocked into the feeble Australian site.



  1. loveaya

    Looks nick but not interested in most of mobile games. If it’ll support RE4 or Dead Space maybe i’ll consider purchasing one.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    Samsung has been doing some pretty rad things in the Android space, and it’s actually making them really relevant again. I was really impressed with their window manager, too. (Which, despite actually owning a Samsung device, I hope ends up in Android universally so everyone can have it.)

    The only thing that would really irritate me is if they kept their innovation for themselves, rather than sharing. And I say that as a Samsung customer.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Llewelyn_MT

    @2: “Relevant again?” Samsung is the biggest brand in consumer electronics in half of the categories for years now.

    Besides, all Samsung mobile phones are named Galaxy. No doubt it’s to confuse customers into thinking they’re all as good as the Galaxy S line.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. kingy

    The Samsung PlayBox coming soon ,look out sony and Microsoft lol

    #4 11 months ago

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