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Riptide GP now available on Tegra 2 devices

Just a quick heads up that Riptide GP -- one of the coolest Tegra 2-optimized games we've had the pleasure of playing -- is now available in the Android Market. It's a sort of personal watercraft racing game, with stunning graphics and excellent gameplay. As we said in our review, it's almost too...
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Android Quick App: Pinball HD for NVIDIA Tegra 2-optimized devices

Youtube link for mobile viewingHere's another Tegra 2-optimized game that's coming down the pike. Pinball HD is, well, it's a pinball game. It's a pinball game with some extremely fluid and intricate graphics. But at the end of the day, it's a pinball game. And that's not a bad thing -- it's...
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Android Quick App: Riptide GP for NVIDIA Tegra 2 devices

NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset -- you know it on devices such as the Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus 2X and a wealth of other new top-end sets -- has quickly solidified its place as the go-to chipset for gaming on Android. And NVIDIA's been showcasing Tegra 2-optimized applications in its own TegraZone app....

Nvidia still supporting Harmony platform, blame codenames for the mix-up

After the recent news that Nvidia's Harmony platform would see no further support, Nvidia's Developer Zone forums got slammed with concerned citizens and their displeasure at the decision.  Turn's out none of it was necessary, as they plan to support the consumer devices using the Harmony platform...

Nvidia to stop supporting the Harmony platform past Froyo

The Nvidia corporation will drop Android support for its devices running on the Harmony platform, according to a post on its official developer forums by Andrew Edelsten, Tegra Developer Relations.  This means that devices using the Harmony platform at their core  -- the Viewsonic gTablet and...

NVIDIA launches Tegra Zone -- easily find Tegra 2-optimized Android apps

Now that we've got a couple of dual-core devices with those fast-and-mighty NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipsets, it's time to put them to good use -- with some apps. And to that end, NVIDIA this morning has launched Tegra Zone, a portal for finding the latest apps optimized for the new processors. We've taken...
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Android Central Podcast Episode 51

Top o' the news - Motorola Xoom! Motorola Xoom available now at VerizonThinking of buying a Motorola Xoom? Here's what you need to knowMotorola Xoom pricing's official: $599 with a two-year contract, $799 withoutSign up to find out when the Xoom 4G LTE upgrade is availableAdobe: Motorola Xoom will...

Nvidia quad-core mobile processor demo

We're all still wrapping our heads around dual-core processors. So it only makes sense that Nvidia decided to drop the next next generation mobile processor on us at Mobile World Congress. Codenamed Kal-El (yeah, like Super Man), we're now ushering in the era (on the technical side, anyway) of...

NVIDIA shows off project KAL-EL -- quad-core Tegra CPU

NVIDIA rocked Barcelona with a demo of their upcoming quad-core Tegra CPU, project KAL-EL at Mobile World Congress.  It's all part of their roadmap which promises 75 times the performance of the current Tegra 2 by 2014.  Yes, you read that right -- 75 times the performance.  Back to the here and...

Motorola to enable 1080p video recording on the Atrix 4G ... later

When speaking of the Motorola Atrix 4G we kind of have to point out that while the device was shown off at CES it was not fully completed. Changes to the device before and post-launch are to be expected just like any other and Motorola has one rather significant change coming for the Atrix 4G.As it...

Video: Gaming on the LG Optimus 2X - Dual-core processor does it right!

Youtube link for mobile viewingWhere do we expect the LG Optimus 2X and its dual-core Tegra 2 processor to shine the brightest? Gaming, of course. We've thrown just about everything we can think of at the Optimus 2X (be sure to check out our benchmark tests). But when it comes down to it, there's...

LG Optimus 2X benchmarks

YouTube link for mobile viewingWe can't not benchmarks the LG Optimus 2X (be sure to check out our hands-on), with the world's first dual-core smartphone processor, right? But here's the thing to remember -- it's not going to make the phone work twice as fast. That's not to say the Optimus 2X isn't...

Hands-on with the LG Optimus 2X

The magic smartphone fairy just dropped off quite the present -- the LG Optimus 2X -- aka the world's first dual-core Android smartphone. First impressions -- and we're talking very, very initial here -- are quite good. The phone itself is a big black slab. At 4.48 inches tall and just 0.43 inches...

LG Optimus 2X now on sale in Korea, coming soon in white

The LG Optimus 2X was the first smartphone to be announced with a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and it's also the first to market, going on sale today in Korea. You can have it right now in any color you want, so long as it's black, but a white version is coming in February. I think we can speak...

LG Optimus 2X now available for pre-order in Europe

It looks like the Optimus 2X, LG's dual-core Tegra 2-powered monster will soon be landing in Europe. UK-based online retailer Expansys is currently taking pre-orders for the device for £499.99 ($800), and is also offering it for free with a number of contracts with UK carrier Vodafone. According to...

Nvidia announces 'TegraZone' game store for Tegra-powered Android phones

  Nvidia is really proud of the Tegra 2, and for good reason. It is the first dual-core processor to be powering mobile devices and had a huge coming out party at CES this year. It looks poised to become the default processor for Gingerbread tablets as well. The biggest benefactor of much of that...

Tegra 2 brings console-quality gaming to mobile, Verizon to demo with LTE

 Nvidia got on the stage today at CES to talk about a number of things, but number one on their list was the Tegra 2 processor. They demoed the LG Optimus 2X and showcased how powerful the Tegra 2 would be for gaming. One of the coolest features was watching the online multiplayer dungeon-crawler...

NVIDIA and LG demo the Optimus 2X -- the first Tegra "superphone"

At NVIDIA's CES press conference today, LG and NVIDIA gave us all the first look at the LG Optimus 2X, which they call the "world's first Tegra 2 superphone".  It's the first phone to use NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset, and it's impressive to say the least.  The plan, according to LG's Yongseok Jang, was...

Live at Nvidia's press event

We're here at the Venetian in Las Vegas for Nvidia's presser. Expect a lot of hard-core processor nerd-talk, some Tegra 2 and maybe even some Honeycomb. Join us after the break! We're here at the Venetian in Las Vegas for Nvidia's presser. Expect a lot of hard-core processor nerd-talk, some...

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