Tegra 2 may cause further fragmentation, a game starts it all

Nvidia-Tegra-2-Logo The most anticipated mobile processor of this year has to be NVIDIA's new Tegra 2. It'll be powering many already-announced products, some of which have already been released (and are being covered on StreakSmart), and I'm sure this is just the beginning. 

But how much will a new architecture affect the primary operating system on which the processor will be running? Quite possibly a lot, actually, and a new Android game may be a precursor to just how badly. Bang Bang Racing, developed by Playbox, hasn't been released yet, but it will actually require NVIDIA's Tegra 2 when it's available, mostly because of the company's PhysX technology. 

I'm not so sure that Android devices having such a diverse portfolio of processors is a good thing. If certain apps are going to require an entirely different architecture to play correctly, then all of the current Android devices, with Snapdragons or Hummingbirds, will be somewhat outdated.

And the saga known as Android fragmentation continues.

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