NVIDIA’s TegraZone 2.9 is now able to track one’s collection of games regardless of what device the app is running on. Previously, only NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices were compatible with it, and it’s fair to say that the market has quite a bit of hardware flavor so it’s a great move to support Android as a whole. Among other improvements, version 2.9 adds support for the Google Play games data and services such as reviews & ratings.
Of course, TegraZone’s goal remains the discovery of great new apps optimized for Tegra hardware, and those can be sorted by genre or publishers. Infinite scrolling has been added to the app to allow for a seamless browsing experience, and even archived news are now accessible with the new user interface.
Since Android devices as set-top-boxes is on the rise, NVIDIA has made controller support a priority with the SHIELD controller of course but also standard Android HID controllers, in case you are using TegraZone with one of the many Android boxes available today.
Interestingly enough, it almost seems as if NVIDIA was laying some ground work to prepare for something bigger, maybe a display-less “box” and a larger role in the gaming and Android TV eco-system. But this is another story…