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Nvidia opens up shop on the Android Market

Graphics card and chipset manufacture Nvidia has created a store on the Android application repository, for games to take advantage of their Tegra chipset.

The store within a store has a range of apps that are specifically setup for utilising the dual-core chipset and GPU of the new Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, which is at the centre of a number of the latest devices from mobile phones to tablet computers.

Nvidia’s Tegra Zone has a great deal of rich games, in addition to game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos and behind-the-scenes features.

Amongst the titles around at launch are Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Deluxe HD, which is the first Android game built on the Unreal Engine 3. There is also Samurai II: Vengeance, along with and Galaxy on Fire 2 THD.

Some of the latest devices that can take advantage of these games are the Motorola Atrix, LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Xoom tablet.

The Tegra 2 offers up console-quality gaming on a mobile device. It also has the claim to be the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU, which has twice the web browsing ability and support for full Adobe Flash with the Nvidia GeForce GPU.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.