Just about everyone who owns a decent smartphone will at some point in their lives have had a play on Angry Birds. The application has been downloaded nearly 140 million times and is the biggest selling app of all time.

Mobile gaming is set to take home $8 billion dollars this year, making it a massively profitable market. Things like low overheads, easy development and a growing female gamer market mean plenty of new designers are being drawn to the smartphone as a platform. 

Clearly the mobile phone has now gone way beyond the glory days of Snake II, instead transforming itself into a console and handheld alternative, while enticing new types of gamers along the way.

Mobile phone speed test website Geekaphone has put together this juicy little infographic to clear up any doubt smartphone sceptics might be having. There are plenty of interesting stats in there, a few choice cuts being a 53 per cent female market of mobile gaming and 51 per cent of the top 25 grossing app store games being free.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.