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Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

Shadowgun released for Android and Hands-on

In one fell swoop, it appears the the folks at Madfinger and NVIDIA have crushed the rest of Android with a game that takes the platform to a whole new level of gaming intensity. We got to check this game out earlier this month in its pre-release state, and today's the day the full version is released on the Android Market and through the official NVIDIA Tegra Zone. Is your Android rough and tough enough to bust a cap in a bunch of mutants, robots, and mutant robot hybrids? It all depends on if your processor is a Tegra! Ours is, right here on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and we're going hands-on again now with the final build.

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Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

Shadowgun set for release on Android via Tegra Zone October 26th

It's time for all you mobile gamers out there to have a brand new heart attack because Shadowgun is newly optimized and ready for release on NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting Android devices. October 26th is the time and $4.99 is about to be the price - and let me tell you right now, it's worth every penny. Madfinger Games tells us that the game will eventually be released on all Android devices (provided they're powerful enough), but we're in it for the Tegra - optimization for the win!

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor promotional video leaks

NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor promotional video leaks

It's time to see our first advertisement-based demonstration of the capabilities of what was up until now simply called Project Kal-El, NVIDIA's next-level chip for mobile devices. This promotional video shows off a few key points NVIDIA hopes to put forth in regards to the awesomeness of having FOUR CPU cores in a single chip sitting on a tablet-like device, though the transparent nature of the device in this video might have you scratching your head wondering where all the metal went. Have a bit of fun watching what appears very much to be the first look at get at what NVIDIA has decided to call no simpler a name than NVIDIA Tegra 3.

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Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

Shadowgun for Android Review [Video]

As you might well know, it's not often that we review a single app for a mobile device here on SlashGear - not unless its so massive, so awesome, so significant that it cannot be ignored. That's what we've got right here, folks, a third-person shooter by the name of Shadowgun, made by Madfinger games for iOS and Android - today the news being the optimized version for the Android-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. We've checked the game out on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it's time to show you the next plateau for immersive mobile gaming.

UPDATE: the final release version of this game is out now, check out our follow-up post and hands-on video once you get down reading about it here, then pick the game up in the market!

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iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation vs DROID BIONIC vs G2x

iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S II vs HTC Sensation vs DROID BIONIC vs G2x

Now that we know what Apple is offering for this holiday season in the iPhone range, it's time we compare the device (the iPhone 4S) to the most comparable Android devices. This means, of course, that we've got to hit up each of the greatest dual-core processor creators for the platform, and with them the latest and best devices running on them. What follows is an exploration of what the best from both of these major players in mobile computing can offer. Let the fight begin!

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Samsung Galaxy S II Review [AT&T]

Samsung Galaxy S II Review [AT&T]

Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T now that this phone has finally landed in the US. I'm sure everyone was jealous it was first released throughout Europe and Asia, but for those that have patiently been waiting it's finally here and available for AT&T. The first one available, the Epic 4G Touch just launched and you can see it here, but this is all about the AT&T version of the popular Galaxy S II phone. Head on below for all the details and pictures you could ask for.

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NVIDIA details Variable SMP, the brain of quad core mobile computing

NVIDIA details Variable SMP, the brain of quad core mobile computing

The folks at NVIDIA are coming out with a quad core processor for mobile devices this year, and they're making no jokes about it happening sooner than later. We've just seen a Windows 8 tablet said to be running on the SoC already, and we're pretty much betting the farm on there being an Android tablet and/or smartphone with the new CPU before the end of 2011. Today NVIDIA takes us on a short tour through vSMP or Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing, the technology which makes Kal-El work as well as it does. With the details of this tech comes a bombshell: Project Kal-El will have a fifth CPU core, called the "Companion" core, which will handle low frequency tasks in the background.

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NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

NVIDIA expands on Project Kal-El, adds a fifth core

Those interested in the processing power of mobile devices running any and all operating systems should be aware of NVIDIA's Project Kal-El, a quad core CPU the group is prepping for a late 2011 released. We first learned about this project (and future projects with similar code-names) back at Mobile World Congress 2011 where we also got our first eyes-on look at the processing power it presented via a game called Great Battles: Medieval. It was here that we got our first glance at a quad core processor working on a mobile platform, and as it was said back then, multi-core processing is, and will continue to be, massively important to mobile computing. What NVIDIA provides us today is a stripped-down and simple look at why the next generation, quad core, is much better than dual core in basically every way.

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Google’s Next Nexus Phone Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

Google’s Next Nexus Phone Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

Each time Google creates a new version of Android, they work with a manufacturer of smartphones or tablets as well as a processor manufacturer to create a hero device to host a completely vanilla (otherwise known as totally nude, clean) version of their software. The most recent examples of this come in the Nexus S, out for sale now on three carriers across the USA working with Google's latest smartphone OS, Android 2.3 Gingerbread. For tablets, there's the Motorola XOOM, available as both a Wi-fi only device and a Verizon-carried device featuring Google's latest tablet-based mobile OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Though the XOOM isn't technically following the naming scheme, each Google Android hero phone is part of the "Nexus" line, the next of these set to feature the Android system to tie handsets and tablets together in one: Ice Cream Sandwich. While we still do not know the Android number (2.4 or 4.0), we have a collection of details on this device that's sure to get you salivating.

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Why the Windows 8 Tablet Market will dodge the iPad

Why the Windows 8 Tablet Market will dodge the iPad

Just this past week we learned for the first time, or rather confirmed for the first time, that Windows 8 would be made to work not only on devices so large as servers carrying massive amounts of data, but devices so small as a tablet PC. We got the chance to take a look at an early iteration of a Windows 8 tablet as provided by Samsung and we got a taste of what it would mean to be working in a fully optimized Windows-based tablet environment. What I'm seeing here is not simply another contender in the already well-dominated by Apple tablet market. I'm seeing a whole new door being opened up for operating systems to thrive in the keyboard-less touch-display world.

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