Google has been known for producing technological products but Google never tried to produce high end gaming products. On the other hand NVIDIA is known throughout the world for producing graphics processors. Recently, both the companies have started going towards producing high graphics devices. NVIDIA and Google combined are moving very fastly in the field of gaming. The first example of this is the gaming device “Shield” displayed by NIVIDIA at Google I/O this year. It’s a complete consumer handheld device form a firm which is known for making only graphical components. The device has a Tegra 4 chipset processor, 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal storage and a 5 inch 720p display. Most importantly, the Shields runs unmodified Jellybean Android Operating System and fully compatible with Google play software
Shield does its Android job quite efficiently, and runs very quickly. The screen has retinal quality and has 294 PPI pixel density and screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This means that heavy games can run on this android based device quite smoothly. It has two analog joysticks and USB port for charging. The flip up screen is 5 inch long. The buttons are ergonomics and solid. The screen can be folded down to place it in your bag and hence does not take much space than an Xbox.
The NVIDIA’s Shield will be released in the world’s markets by this June. The people, especially the gamers are waiting for this device to be released and experience it. Experts are of the view that Google’s growing market will further expand with the release of Shield. Shield is the first gaming device produced by Google and NVIDIA. With the passage of time, more advancements and improvements will be made into its newer versions and which will be more powerful than its predecessors. Taking this thing into account, one can say that the NVIDIA and Google combined will excel more in producing high graphics quality devices.
Other than producing the gaming device Shield, the co-operation of Google and NVIDIA can also be found in Google’s Nexus 7. This machine runs on a Tegra 3, 4-Plus-1 quad-core processor of NVIDIA. This means that the Nexus 7 will have more realistic and interactive gameplay support and high end graphics.
Traditionally, Google’s devices have been behind in graphics and developing applications and games. But this trend is now shifting and most of the games and applications are released at almost the same time by Google and Apple. In the coming years, we can expect to see more gaming devices produced by the two companies having more and more graphics support and running Android as and Operating System in them.