Google Partners With Nvidia to Bring PC Class Gaming to Portable Devices

By   /   Jun 28, 2014

There are only a handful of people who would argue that Nvidia’s SHIELD, portable gaming device launched last year is the most powerful handheld ever built, thanks to its Tegra 4 processor.

Now, Google is looking to advance Android gaming and is partnering with NVIDIA to make it happen.

During their I/O conference, Google demonstrated the next version of their Android operating system running on Nvidia’s Tegra K1. Android “L” opens up whole new possibilities for mobile gaming and a big proof of that could be seen when Tegra K1 powered the desktop version of Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 tech demo rendered entirely in real time.

Tessellation and advanced shaders are no longer just exclusive to powerful home gaming machines since Google’s Android Expansion Pack allows users to experience PC gaming graphics with the portability of SHIELD all thanks to Tegra K1.

Tegra K1 isn’t just boosting SHIELD capabilities and is also featured in Google’s Android TV to enhance the living room experience through smartphones and tablets.

Google and NVIDIA are bringing new big-screen gaming technologies, such as multi-device multiplayer, to the living room and Tegra K1 will find its way into TVs and other devices this year.

Full details of this joint venture along with demonstration videos can be seen here.