nVidia today decided to come out an officially announce the other chipset we've known up to now as Project Grey. We have reported on the Tegra 4 series having two chipsets for awhile now, one being codenamed Wayne (normal Tegra 4) and the other being Grey. Well Grey is now officially known as Tegra 4i and it is nVidia's first integrated LTE Tegra processor.
For those of you who have decided to go a different route when it comes to Android gaming devices outside of the norm but didn't want to buy an OUYA, PlayJam has opened up global pre-orders for their portable GameStick game console... or unconsole as some of these new Android gaming devices are now being called.
For those of you waiting to grab a Tegra 4 device the moment they begin arriving for consumer consumption it looks like you will be waiting a little bit longer. nVidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has come out to say that their next-gen chipset won't begin shipping until mid-July.
PlayJam's GameStick is currently being developed, having undergone a redesign recently and plans to launch a month after OUYA ships out to backers of their Kickstarter campaign and a retail release in June 2013, and in an interview PlayJam's chief marketing officer Anthony Johnson talks about OUYA as a competitor, retail backing and how GameStick may be updated with new hardware.
Interesting news coming from Qualcomm today where Qualcomm's Snapdragon boss Raj Talluri came out to basically say there is no real point to nVidia's Project Shield and that it is basically useless. Following that statement Raj Talluri went on to say that Qualcomm won't be building anything to compete with Project Shield either and that there is no real need for a dedicated Android device for games.
If you play a lot of games on your Android smartphone then the new XOPAD may be what you are looking for. The XOPAD is a USB-based controller designed to turn your Android phones into a full fledged, portable gaming console. So what makes this controller interesting?
More OUYA news coming out of the DICE Summit that is going on right now and this time it is in regards to developers who want to get their games onto the Android powered console. OUYA is promising that there will be a quick approval process for developers and their submitted games.
For those of you who think the OUYA will be outdated the moment it arrive since Tegra 4 has been announced and devices that will have the Tegra 4 chipset are on the horizon, it looks like OUYA has a plan of their own to stay with the times. The CEO of OUYA, Julie Uhrman, was talking at the DICE summit yesterday where she revealed the company's new deals with Double Fine and Verse Studios. She also revealed their plans for the OUYA hardware which will be following the same model as mobile phones and tablets do.
It seems like OUYA news always comes in clumps lately and today is no different as we have a few bits of information regarding the Android powered console to go over. First, for those of you who haven't pre-ordered a unit yet, you can now do so off of Amazon.com and GameStop.com instead of just through the OUYA website.
A couple of interesting tidbits of news regarding the upcoming Android-powered game console OUYA have come out this morning. It seems like things just keep getting better and better for this little console, first with plenty of content from developers both big and small being made for it, and now some major retail power has been signed on to sell units both online and at physical storefronts.
On Friday we started our giveaway for a shiny new 16GB Nexus 7 Android tablet that the fine folks over at nVidia decided to donate towards our week long celebration where we are doing giveaways every day. So far we've given out a ton of stuff to our readers and believe it or not we still have more! So this may end up being a week and a half celebration instead.