Back in January Mad Catz announced that they had become part of the Designed for Samsung program. As you are probably guessing, this program is all about designing peripherals and other devices for use with Samsung products, and in the case of Mad Catz, this is mainly game controllers. While at MWC 2016, Mad Catz unveiled a refreshed version of their S.U.R.F.r game controller and mobile keypad designed specifically for Samsung’s new flagship phones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
During CES 2015 Mad Catz announced the L.Y.N.X.9 mobile game controller which transformed into something that would fit into your pocket, yet is also a full-sized game controller. It also had an attachment which was a keyboard, and three different modes depending on what you wanted to use it for – Mobile game mode, PC mode, multimedia mode. What Mad Catz has done is taken those features and created two separate products for those of you who want one or the other, not both.
You may not have heard of a company called Yezz and that’s probably because they are kind of a small company lurking in the shadows of the mobile industry, at least here in the United States. They are a bit more well-known over in Europe. The company deals with producing phones and tablets for Android, Windows, and Firefox. Since they are already in the hardware business, Yezz has announced that they will start developing and producing modules for Google’s Project Ara.
Vexia is at Mobile World Congress 2014 showing off a rather unique product that is an Android phone and tablet in one unit but this isn’t a phablet. Instead it is actually a tablet that also has a small phone unit that comes along with it, allowing you to have the functionality that comes with a 7″ tablet but the ability to also make calls and other functions that require a phone.
Nvidia has announced that they have brought LTE to their Tegra NOTE tablet family in the form of a new one called the Nvidia Tegra NOTE 7 LTE. This new version of the company’s tablet isn’t a whole lot different from the regular Tegra NOTE 7 device aside from the one major addition of LTE support.
Mobile World Congress 2014 is now underway and like always we can expect a ton of new Android phones and tablets to be announced during the event from just about every manufacturer that is out there. Qualcomm has announced a few new chips that they will be launching with one being an improved version of their 800 series while the other two announced chips are the new 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 610 and the new octa-core Snapdragon 615 chip.
For anyone not able to attend Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona that happens to be going on right now, Nvidia has decided to make a little video tour of their booth during the show, letting everyone take a look at what they have on display for the mobile side of things for this show. As you may be guessing, there is actually a lot to look at.
Exent is an Israel based company founded in 1992. Their goal is to provide “anytime, anywhere” games. GameTanium will be a subscription based service giving Android devices access to new games each week. The service will also feature content, recommendations rating and trailers. The service will be offered to smart TVs and will enable your device to be used as a controller and you will be able to start a game on the device, move to your TV and then resume playing it on your device when you have to leave.
Today is the 2nd day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 which is being held in Barcelona and of course Nvidia is there in force. Today they are highlighting five new Tegra 4 optimized games. A little background, for those of you who haven’t heard much on the new Tegra 4 chipset utilizing the new Cortex A15 CPU core design, it’s the latest that Nvidia has to offer and is supposed to be roughly twice as fast as current generation hardware.
More Mobile World Congress 2012 Android gaming news coming your way today and this time it is about HandyGames’ running Townsmen series. This series is a city building and time management mash-up that has done fairly well in the past but HandyGames plans on making it do better by re-vamping the entire thing.