One of the hot topics at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was the development of the ‘superphone’ – a smartphone complete with a dual-core processer. The first dual-core smartphone launched was the LG Optimus 2X at CES earlier this year, labeled the “fastest phone on the planet” by Shortlist magazine, and LG followed this with the launch of their first tablet, the dual-core sporting LG Optimus Pad at MWC.
The technology behind both of these devices is the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processing chip. The Tegra 2 has a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, which is the world’s very first mobile dual-core CPU – the part of the chip that controls internet browsing. In practical terms this means that you get significantly faster web browsing, a quicker response time and better overall performance.
The Tegra 2 chip also has ultra-low powered (ULP) NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU, meaning side-scrolling 2D games are a thing of the past as users will be able to play console quality gaming on the go.
If you needed another incentive to choose a device with the Tegra 2 chip how about access to the exclusive Tegra 2 app store? Offering a range of games optimized for the powerful processer, the Tegra Zone is yet to have its full launch, but will include a range of games including Monster Madness, Fruit Ninja (as demoed at Google’s launch conference for Android 3.0), Backbreaker THD, Galaxy on Fire and Dungeon Defender – the first game built for Android on the Unreal Engine 3.
NVIDIA also say that in the future using a superphone armed with the Tegra 2 chip will offer users the ability to game with multiple players as well as offering multi-device support, allowing you to play multiplayer with a friend on a Superphone, PC or a tablet.