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).
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.
Chainfire3D allows you to play Tegra, Snapdragon & PowerVR games on Samsung Galaxy S II with ARM Mali-400 MP GPU. However, by installing Chainfire3D itself does not allow you to play these games yet. Additional plugins are required to install before Chainfire3D can perform the task. Besides, you need to root Samsung Galaxy S2 first in order to use Chainfire3D. Not a simple task for beginner, so I created a step by step guide to install Chainfire3D on Samsung Galaxy S2.
First of all, please get your Samsung Galaxy S2 rooted. Please follow this guide to do so – How to root Samsung Galaxy S2 with CF-Root? (Video). And make a full system backup before install Chainfire3D for just in case – How to backup Samsung Galaxy S2 with ClockworkMod Recovery? (Video). Nothing should go wrong, but no harm to make backup, right?
The best looking Android game ShadowGun from MADFINGER Games is available at Android Market now. But it can be played on Tegra 2 powered smartphone and tablet only. Can’t play on the best Android phone ~ Samsung Galaxy S II. So how to play ShadowGun on Samsung Galaxy S2? Simple, just install Chainfire3D and you can enjoy the best Android game ShadowGun on the best Android phone ~ Samsung Galaxy S2…