August 25, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
The NVIDIA TegraZone Android app is a sweet little showcase for games optimized for the Tegra 2 dual-core processor. It features mini-reviews and descriptions of games, video demos, comments from other gamers, and links to purchase titles in the Android Market. Those features are more are coming to the web thanks to the new TegraZone website.
NVIDIA gave us a heads-up that it would be launching a web portal of its popular TegraZone app, and we’ve been quietly testing it out the past few days. There’s nothing earth-shattering here, but TheTegraZone.com ports all of the apps features to the web and adds more sharing options along the way. The next time I come across the great game and want to let people know, there are easy links for sending it to Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter. There’s also a Community Forums where users can discuss games, and localized versions of the site are available in English (US), Japanese, and Portuguese (Brazil).
The original TegraZone Android app has also been updated to provide links to demo versions, send notifications about new info, link to a TegraZone.com page, integrate with Facebook, and support for users in India, Japan, and the UK. Expect to see more games featured in the app as NVIDIA has launched a new program to encourage more development on is Tegra processors. Zone In will let developers submit their games to be featured in the app, which cherry-picks which titles to showcase. Anyone interested can get more info at the NVIDIA Zone In page.
And if you aren’t a developer or even an owner of a Tegra 2-capable phone or tablet, now’s your chance. NVIDIA is giving away five (5) Tegra-packing Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablets. The contest is eligible to all legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Puerto Rico and Quebec) who are 18 years or or older. Enter the sweepstakes at TegraZone.com.