Back during GDC 2012 we filmed and tested a bunch of demos that ARM has running at their booth which was to show off the Mali chip. Recently they released a video showing off Timbuktu, a racing game with some pretty nice eye candy. Today they have released a slew of videos showing off the Mali chip once again.
Yesterday we reported on ZTE who had been teasing the world for the past week about unveiling an 'advanced gaming smartphone' for Android. Today ZTE has unveiled their new Android phone called the Grand X and if this is what an 'advanced gaming smartphone' is supposed to be, they should have released it last year.
Last week an Android-based gaming console called OUYA was announced, and it had its own Kickstarter page to garner funds from the public. What happened next was phenomenal by all accounts. They shattered many records on Kickstarter, among them the fastest campaign to reach $1 million and the most funds collected in 24 hours. Right now funding sits at just over $5 million with 22 days still to go.
ZTE is apparently making what they are calling the next 'advanced Android gaming smartphone' and we won't have long to wait before it will be unveiled. In fact, according to reports, this new gaming smartphone will be officially unveiled on July 18th, which is tomorrow.
This morning we reported on the OUYA's new Kickstarter project. Well now we are happy to report that barely after 8 hours have passed, OUYA is now completely funded on Kickstarter. In fact it has already surpassed the $1 million dollar mark and it still has 29 days to go.
Last week we reported on OUYA, a project that is being undertaken by some pretty big names in the design and gaming industry, which will bring an Android home game console to us for a mere $99 bucks. Aside from being up on AngelList for seed funding, the developers have also tossed it up on Kickstarter.
Amazon looks to be gearing up to jump back into the Android hardware battle but this time offering up a few different Kindle Fire 2 models as well as apparently working on an Android phone as well. While the Kindle Fire 2 release is fairly close according to reports, their apparent Android phone might be awhile.
We haven't reported on a unique Android running product in awhile, especially when it comes to possible gaming consoles that will run our favorite operating system. The last time we were reporting on a product like this was back when the EVO 2 gaming console was under development and looking for funding.
GameStop has been selling a bit of a selection of Android tablets for a little while now and it appears that they are planning to add one more tablet to that list. The Nexus 7 tablet (16GB model) will be added to their catalog of Android tablets available for purchase and GameStop has already begun taking pre-orders.
If you have been in the Android scene for any decent length of time then you know the Google team loves putting Easter Eggs inside each new version of the OS that comes out. Well after one day of people actually being able to fondle the new Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.1) while at Google I/O 2012, the first Easter Egg has been found.
As much as I like Android, there’s no denying the huge amount of fragmentation when it comes to software. Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the first day of Google I/O, and it’s only coming to a handful of devices in July. The Motorola Xoom, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S are first on the update list, but there’s no telling when other devices will be so lucky.