Nvidia’s new billion-dollar arm wants to make it easy for developers to make 3D games for tablets. We have some questions for them.
It seems to me that they want these 3D games to be built as easily as possible, so 3D games for tablets should be possible. They want to make it easy for developers to bring 3D content to tablets, but they don’t want to make it too easy. The other thing they don’t want to make is too easy, so developers could develop games for any platform if they wanted to.
They want to make 3D games as easy as possible so developers can bring 3D games to tablets. They want to make it easy for developers to bring 3D content to tablets, but they dont want to make it too easy. The other thing they dont want to make is too easy, so developers could develop games for any platform if they wanted to.
At their recent earnings call, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that they may make their own Tegra 3 mobile processors. This is a game-changer for NVIDIA because it means that the Tegra 3 will be supported on a wide range of Android devices. Some developers are already working with Tegra 3 to port their games to Android tablets, which will open up more opportunities for developers.
I’m guessing that this move could come from the fact that Nvidia wants to have a competitive advantage on Android. Not only do Tegra 3’s are supposed to be powerful, but they are also supposed to be very high end. If you compare Nvidia’s Tegra 2 to its Tegra 3, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 is faster, and it has a much better spec.
This move by Nvidia is similar to the one announced by the other big Android hardware maker last year, Sony. They both announced they were going to port their games to Android, but they didn’t have a lot of details on the plans. It seems Sony (and Intel) is looking to make Tegra 3 the standard for Android tablets, and as a result Tegra 3 will soon be able to run games like those made by Nvidia.
That kind of thing is exactly what’s happening at the moment. Nvidia is getting ready to launch a new line of Tegra 3 tablets and they’ve just announced a new deal with Microsoft. It’s a $100 million advance and it will guarantee Tegra 3’s Android portability for life. Of course this deal is a joke, and the only way you could possibly get it is if you were in possession of a Nvidia Tegra 2.
This is definitely a big deal and for a good reason. Tegra 3 is the next generation of mobile chips, and their current line of chips only run Android 2.3. So Nvidia is going to be able to run Android games on Tegra 3. It seems the Tegra 2 market is a little bit of a mess these days, with Nvidia and Amazon buying up every last bit of Tegra 2 space.
Nvidia and Amazon are both going to be playing a huge role in the development of Android, so don’t expect it to be a cheap phone. Tegra 3 is going to be the cheapest mobile chip on the market, and they have said as much. I’m sure they’re thinking of the millions of dollars in royalties they’ll be making on their Tegra 2 deals. But for the most part, I don’t expect Tegra 2 to be a big deal.
Nvidia is going to build a million Tegra 2 chipsets, and the bulk of them will be used for the Nexus G and Nexus One. And if you were wondering how much you can expect to pay per phone, it has been revealed as a billion dollars or more.