Nvidia Outs Next-Gen Tegra 4 Quad-Core A15 LTE-Enabled Mobile Chip; Also Unboxes ‘Project Shield’: Open Gaming Handheld That Supports Android, PC Titles
Nvidia has outed its next-gen Tegra 4 mobile CPU at CES. As expected, the chip packs 72 GPU cores, offering a 6x bump on the Tegra 3’s graphics processing performance — to make the most of higher resolution displays — along with the first quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, to boost web browsing speed by 2.6x and deliver improved app performance. Also on board: LTE support.
Nvidia is talking up the computation photography capabilities of the Tegra 4, with automatic support for HDR photos and video, and also its power efficiency — claiming it consumes up to 45 per cent less power than the Tegra 3 in “common use cases”, thanks to features such as a battery saver core for low power during standard use. The Tegra 4 supports up to 14 hours of HD video playback on phones.
Also today at CES, Nvidia has launched an open gaming handheld — dubbed…
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Google Android Developer Relations Team recently published a new best practices guide the Tablet App Quality Checklist.
It identifies 10 key elements developers should address in their development process:
- Core app quality.
- Layouts for larger screens.
- Taking advantage of extra screen space.
- Using icons and other assets that are designed for tablet screens.
- Adjusting font sizes and touch targets for tablet screens.
- Adjusting sizes of home screen widgets for tablet screens.
- Offering the app’s full feature set to tablet users.
- Not requiring hardware features that might not be available on tablets.
- Declaring support for tablet screen configurations
- Following Google Play publishing best practices.