Most of the Android 3D games are available for all GPU like Tegra 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon and PowerVR chipset. However, there are some still exclusive available for certain GPU like NVIDIA Tegra 2 THD games ~ Big Top THD, SoulCraft THD, Galaxy on Fire 2 THD… With Chainfire3D, you can play all of them (almost) on Amazon Kindle Fire which has PowerVR SGX540 GPU with gamepad (like GameSir G4s Review).
One of the greatness of Android is open source standard but it is also a curse ~ fragmentation. This fragmentation is not only happened in software but in hardware too. Android phone manufacturers can create own hardware and software standard. There are currently 3 popular gaming platforms used by Android phones ~ Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR. PowerVR is being used by phone like Samsung Galaxy S and Motorola Droid. Snapdragon is a platform from Qualcomm and it is used by HTC Sensation and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. And finally Tegra from NVIDIA is used by LG Optimus 2X and Samsung Galaxy Z. The powerful Samsung Galaxy S II is using another GPU from ARM ~ Mali-400 MP. However, it cannot run games that designed for Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR. Luckily, there is a hack to enable Samsung Galaxy S2 to play Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR games. And great to play with gamepad like GameSir G4s (do read GameSir G4s Review).
Finally, there is a replacement for great Android graphics optimizer application Chainfire3D – GLTools. I used to play Nvidia Tegra games with Chainfire3D hack. However, it is not supporting newer Android version years ago. Thanks to n0n3m4, we can enjoy such features once more. Yup, GLTools is a custom OpenGL driver. It will let you change resolution and rendering bit rate in any games, GPU name so that you can enjoy enhanced graphics on a low-end GPU device. Or enhance games graphics quality by enable MSAA or CSAA mode. There is a nice onscreen FPS counter to let you benchmark games performance after tweaked too. Isn’t that great?
Why you should root Samsung Galaxy S III? Application, data & system settings backup and remove advertisement are the 2 top reasons that you should root Samsung Galaxy S3. Besides, you can further improve Samsung Galaxy S3 performance and enhance user experience with root access. Lot of nice applications and modifications require root access to work. Therefore, root Samsung Galaxy S3 is a must for me. And maybe you too…
Samsung Galaxy S III is equipped with ARM Mali-400 MP GPU (overclocked version of Samsung Galaxy S II). So Samsung Galaxy S3 can play Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR games with Chainfire3D’s help just like Samsung Galaxy S2. However, Chainfire3D was not updated for quite sometimes. So it does not support the latest NVIDIA Tegra 3 games. Or maybe it does? Anyway, if you have old Tegra 2, Snapdragon and PowerVR games and want to play them on Samsung Galaxy S3. Feel free to install Chainfire3D on Samsung Galaxy S3. Note – root access is required.