Nvidia Tegra Zone: New Gaming App Hits Android Market

By Tina Chubb - Mar 2, 2011

It looks like Nvidia has decided that now is the perfect time to release its new Tegra Zone app onto the Google Android Market, what with all the Android devices featuring the company’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip that are scheduled to be released soon.

According to a recent article by Devindra Hardawar over at venturebeat.com (via Engadget), the Tegra Zone application features a list of games that all take advantage of the powerful hardware. However, the app still guides users to the Android Market to download the games.

Games that have been enhanced for the Tegra 2 hardware include features such as improved AI, more interactivity (due to the ability to display more characters on the screen) and better quality graphics, including complex lighting an higher resolution textures.

Devices that run on the Tegra 2 chip include the recently-released Motorola Xoom tablet, the LG Optimus 2X smartphone, and other upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices such as the LG Optimus Pad and Samsung’s new 10-inch Galaxy Tab.

The list of games featured within the Tegra Zone app include Fruit Ninja THD, Backbreaker THD, Galaxy on Fire 2 THD and Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Deluxe HD. Besides games, the app will also feature game reviews, screenshots, HD trailers and much more.

You can view a video of the Tegra Zone app in action via the engadget.com website. Would you download the Tegra Zone app?

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