For hardcore gamers, a smart phone, no matter how good the specs, will not take the place of their Xbox or Playstation devices. But, with the introduction of the Nintendo Gameboy and Sega Game Gear in the early 90s, a market for portable gaming was opened. Now that smart phones have larger screens, can mirror their output to televisions, and are the first things we grab in the morning, even before our wallet and keys, it is safe to say that we take our devices everywhere and use them to do almost everything. Whether we use them for keeping up with reports at work, catching up on news/sports/weather, or keeping up with the latest social news, our devices are always on us, and keeps us connected. So, how long before we begin to see more high powered games come to smartphones, and will they get to a point where they will grab a large share of the gaming market? After the break check out Android Central's coverage of the Samsung Game Pad which I believe is another step toward bringing smart phones closer to possibly taking over the portable gaming market.