Tegra Zone app launched by NVIDIA!

| March 1, 2011 | Reply

Today NVIDIA announced their app called “Tegra Zone” was available to download for those devices running their Tegra 2 Chipsets! What the Tegra Zone app does it make it easier for you to find and download apps that are optimized for the Tegra 2 instead of searching through the whole Android Market! Tegra Zone has two sections: Spotlight, and Games. Spotlight has a carousel of apps, with pricing prominently displayed. You get a short summary, start ratings, and a “Get it now” link. Tap the app, and it takes you into the Games section. There you get a longer description of the app, screen shots and videos, and a pull quote from game reviewers. There’s a link to share the app page through Bluetooth, Gmail, or any connected social networking apps. Clicking the “Buy” link takes you to the Android Market. Our buddies over at Android Central got a chance to play around with some of the features of the app and have included a nice gallery for you all to enjoy!

Anyone download the Tegra Zone app and download anything on their XOOM or Atrix 4G? Drop us a comment below and let us know how you liked the layout and what you got!

 

Now that we’ve got a couple of dual-core devices with those fast-and-mighty NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipsets, it’s time to put them to good use — with some apps. And to that end, NVIDIA this morning has launched Tegra Zone, a portal for finding the latest apps optimized for the new processors.

We’ve taken Tegra Zone for a spin over the past couple of days. Join us after the break for a full rundown.

NVIDIA Tegra Zone

Great. Another app store, right? Actually, no. In a nutshell, Tegra Zone is a portal to showcase applications that are optimized for the Tegra 2 processor. No more, no less.

NVIDIA Tegra ZoneTegra Zone has two sections — Spotlight, and Games. Spotlight has a handy carousel of apps, with pricing prominently displayed. You get a short summary, start ratings, and a “Get it now” link. Tap the app, and it takes you into the Games section. There you get a longer description of the app, screen shots and videos, and a pull quote from game reviewers.

There’s a link to share the app page through Bluetooth, Gmail, or any connected social networking apps.

Clicking the “Buy” link takes you to the Android Market. And that’s the way we like it. You don’t have to sign up for anything. You don’t give your credit card information to NVIDIA. No extra usernames or passwords to remember. All in all, Tegra Zone’s doing something the Android Market (even the newfangled tablet version) still largely fails at — making good apps easy to find.

Tegra Zone is a free app and is available in the Android Market. Apps featured in Tegra Zone at launch are:

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Samauri II: Vengence (left) and Monster Madness

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Galaxy on Fire 2 (left) and Hollywood Solitaire IV

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Backbreaker THD (left) and Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Deluxe HD

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Fruit Ninja THD

Source: Android Central

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