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Qualcomm now has its very own game studio, to launch a flagship title each year

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Qualcomm now has its very own game studio, to launch a flagship title each year
What mobile gamers might already be familiar with is the GameCommand video game portal. Launched by Qualcomm earlier this month, GameCommand is the place where an Android device owner can find a whole bunch of hot (and not so hot) titles optimized for Snapdragon chips and Adreno GPUs.

A lesser known fact, however, is that Qualcomm now has an in-house game developing studio, which is dedicated to creating such video games. And the Android titles, which it is going to deliver, will not only be tailor made for Qualcomm silicon, but will be considered flagship games. Or in other words, they will showcase the very best in terms of graphics and performance that the company's hardware is capable of achieving. However, do not expect seeing a plethora of video games coming out overnight. In fact, only one title per year will be launched by Qualcomm's game studio, the first one in the list being a full-blown release of Desert Winds.

Currently, GameCommand offers over a hundred video games, but has been downloaded less than 5000 times since its recent release. At the same time, NVIDIA's Tegra Zone has fewer titles, but has already been installed over a million times. Nevertheless, GameCommand is still in its infancy and will surely gain traction over time with the additional titles that are going to be added. Besides, a new major release for the application is on track for next month and will add features like listing by game genre or developer, along with tablet interface improvements and more.

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posted on 27 Jan 2012, 07:31

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

only 5000 times because only US can download the app :(

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 08:08 3

2. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Great. So my Tegra or TI OMAP tablets won't run these apps. Talk about fragmentation. Android is sucking more each day.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 08:53 2

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

It's not that they're literally incompatible, they are just blocked by phone with non-qualcomm processors because of qualcomm, not android. They do this so manufacturers will use their processors more often, and so people won't regret buying their not-so-good(IMO) processors, as much. You obviously never liked android in the first place, probably because it's better than what ever platform you like, and you won't admit it. So now, you are coming up with stupid, false reasons to claim android sucks. You're retarded...

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:16 2

5. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

You really started to try to formulate an intelligent answer. But somehow fumbled over your stupidity.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:40 2

6. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Ha, funny... You say that, but fail to explain to me how. Here, I'll give you a chance. I really want to know. Also, I hope you understand the reason why they create games only compatible with their processors. Oh, and don't call me stupid after I called you retarded. Could you not think of your own original comeback?

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 14:11 1

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Anyone who lowers oneself by calling another names commits a fallacy and loses. This is debate 101. You both lose.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 11:23 1

4. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)

I agree with the increased fragmentation and its stupid, but android is far from sucking at all.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 14:24

8. xx6static9xx (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)

In my opinion the only thing android has going for it is flash support add flash too iOS with native support and we can all throw away every androi device and pretend that by never existed with their over produced manufacturing and 6000 handsets and no hardware standards it's a nightmare for every developer on th planet.

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