Android Tegra Zone set for launch

It might have a limited market right now, but trust us, in a few months time, the Android Tegra Zone is likely to be doing swift business.

The Tegra 2 chip is making inroads into the mobile device market and with it come more possibilities for gaming and apps. So if you are planning on buying the LG Optimus 2X, which packs a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor at its heart, there's a place for you to exploit that power.

According to Pocket Lint, the company has just posted details of the forthcoming Tegra Zone, saying: 'The Tegra Zone app allows you to discover the best enhanced games for your mobile device powered by an Nvidia Tegra mobile processor. Get professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos, and behind-the-scenes footage. You can also connect Tegra Zone to your social networks, then brag about your high scores and challenge your friends!'

It's also likely to highlight enhanced apps when they hit the virtual shelves, using the Android Market to complete the transaction. Developers should also be impressed, as the Zone can host large, high-quality games, without the 50MB Android Market limit being a problem.

'Currently there's a limit of MB on the Marketplace', Nvidia's content director Tony Tomasi said. 'So if someone wanted to ship a 10GB game, we would provide the infrastructure... and we'll provide the data delivery for them on their behalf'.

Yes, fairly niche now, but by the end of 2011, we expect most high-end phone launches to go that way. If your next phone is dual-core (and Android), you'll know where to go first.

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