Marvell had some interesting gear at CES and one was an Android tablet that can stream your movies or gaming, minus the wires, onto your HDTV. With almost zero lag, you are able to use the tablet as your game controller for racing games and similar genres via the accelerometer, however, it will do all games of course.
Day: 7 January 2011
One of the games we mentioned in our previous article about the new upcoming nVidia Tegra Zone marketplace was Galaxy of Fire 2 by Fishlabs. This is a 3D sim space game that takes full advantage of the Tegra 2 chip to really boost the graphics and gameplay to console-like status. This is also the game with that nifty action photo feature.
NOX Audio invited us over to check out their working prototype of a headset they will be releasing in late 2011 called the Admiral Touch. This headset features a small 2.4″ LCD screen running the Android OS to take advantage of gesture-based controls and will have built-in WiFi for streaming audio as well.
nVidia at CES is sporting some great products with a strong focus on Android gaming. One of their upcoming products is called Tegra Zone which will be a marketplace for Android devices to go to and users can purchase Tegra 2 optimized games to play on their Tegra 2 Android devices. This isn’t just another market though!
Not that Unreal Engine 3 officially supports Android just yet even though they will sell you a license to make an Android game, such as Dungeon Defenders: First Wave. Well their primary showcase game demo, Epic Citadel, is now up and running on a dual-core Tegra 2 Android tablet and it looks fantastic.
Sharp brought over their 3D glasses-free Android phones to CES 2011 and of course we had to test them out, especially with the promise of some major companies like Capcom releasing games in 3D for the device. There are literally the same ones that were recently released in Japan and sport the same specs including language files.
This is a very prototype Android tablet and we were told that even the cosmetics on the body and possibly even the body shape itself will change before the production release. It will be running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and it will be a dual-core Android tablet thanks to the Tegra 2 chip inside.