Jan 11 AT 1:08 AM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

Unreal Engine on Android highly likely

Last month Epic Games showed off the Unreal Engine 3 running on an iPod Touch and said it would be coming to another mobile platform soon. We speculated it might be coming to Android and it looks like we were right (kinda).

Nvidia announced the new Tegra 2 platform at CES and demoed it running the Unreal Engine. I have not found out which operating system was running the demo, but the Tegra 2 will be the platform to power about 50 upcoming Android tablets. This leads us to believe we will almost certainly see the Unreal Engine in future Android devices.

The Tegra 2 is based off the ARM Cortex-A9 core which is one step above the Cortex-A8 core featured in the Motorola Droid and HTC Nexus One.

It appears the Tegra 2 will primarily be used in tablets and smartbooks, but there are companies currently working on Cortex-A9 chipsets for smartphones (check back later this week for a full report).

To watch the entire Nvidia press conference, head over to the Nvidia CES 2010 site.

Source: Nvidia

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