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).
We don’t have Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor yet. And Qualcomm is already ready to release their very first 64-bit Processors with integrated LTE ~ Snapdragon 810 and 808 next year. With this announcement, do you still want to get this year generation smartphone like Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and Sony Xperia Z2? Snapdragon 810 and 808 SoC are powered by 64-bit quad core ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs and Cortex-A53 CPUs. And loaded with Adreno 430 and 418 GPU. Besides, they are using 20nm technology node which has exceptionally low power consumption and lesser heat output. It’s all about 64-bit in the future, are you willing to wait for it? Or just grab whatever in the market now?
Do you use Snapdragon BatteryGuru app? If yes, you can try out Snapdragon Glance too. It is an intelligent lock screen for Android. As usual, you need to have Snapdragon devices like Galaxy Note 3 and Nexus 5 in order to use them. You can view important notifications, next appointment, weather, launch relevant apps and contact people more quickly with Glance. Glance uses information learnt by BatteryGuru to understand your usage behavior. Therefore, BatteryGuru is a must installed.
Is your smartphone battery manages to last for your whole day usage? Qualcomm has a free Android application that can help to extends battery performance and improves overall user experience. Yes, Snapdragon BatteryGuru is the one that intelligently making changes to optimize Snapdragon device functionality. Therefore, smartphones like LG Nexus 4, HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z which use Snapdragon chipset can enjoy this feature.