When smartphones became really popular a few years ago, there were all sorts of mobile operating systems out there. Unfortunately, most of them are not available anymore because they went bankrupt.
As a result, there are only a few OS left in the world, but almost everyone uses Android and iOS. Those of you who have an iPhone or an iPad can download and install most gambling applications directly from the App Store. The entire process takes just a couple of seconds, so pretty much anyone can do it.
Sadly, this isn’t always the case when it comes down to Android. Only a few betting operators are allowed to upload their product on Google Play, which is why customers need to look for alternative ways to bet on the go.
Let’s look at some of the most common problems you might have to go through if you want to bet on an Android device.
The app won’t be available on Google Play
As we’ve mentioned, the first problem you will probably have to deal with is that the app is not available on Google Play. Usually, Google doesn’t allow gambling apps on its platform unless they comply with specific requirements.
This might change in the future because the iGaming industry keeps growing on a daily basis.
You have to download and install an apk file
If the given gambling operator has a mobile app for Android that’s not available on the App Store, you need to get an apk file. Some companies, such as 1xBet, allow you to download the apk file for Android in just a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, others will require you to go through several menus before that.
Once you have that apk file on your device, you need to install it. Although some of you might think this is a straightforward process, there are many things that you need to do.
The most important one is going to your device’s settings and allowing it to install apps from unknown sources. Since the apk file is not directly downloaded from Google Play, your phone or tablet might recognize it as a threat. Don’t worry, the apk files you can download from each operator’s official website are safe.
Once you enable this option, you need to go to the folder with the file and install it manually. Lastly, don’t forget to revert the thing you’ve changed earlier.
Your Android device might not be able to run some casino games or sports betting feature
The last problem that some Android customers might stumble upon is related to their device’s power. Since Google’s OS is available across multiple phones and tablets, not all of them have enough system resources to open every casino game and sports betting feature.
Sadly, you can’t upgrade your smartphone yet (even if you can, it’s probably not worth it). So, the only way to enjoy your favorite casino game or sports feature is to get a new one. Don’t forget to check whether the given app or mobile file has minimum requirements prior to installing it.