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Google’s Stadia competitor on Android phones: Nvidia’s GeForce Now app

Nvidia has revealed that its competitors GeForce Now streaming service will be arriving in Android before the next Stadia Connect Livestream where Google is expected to announce more games. Akin to Stadia, it will be made “available later this year.”

As reported by 9to5Google, GeForce Now is Nvidia’s “take on cloud gaming” where the company has been reforming its expertise in GPUs as Google has been a customer of custom chips from AMD. Customers have been offered over 1,000 games and the company notes 30 million hours of gameplay this year on its service is provided on a broad range.

Nvidia has volunteered the confirmation that GeForce Now could be expected to come to Android phones in a new mobile app. “It will first launch in beta, with “flagship devices from LG and Samsung” touted. Unfortunately, the company did not provide a timeframe beyond “later this year.”

In November the approaching Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 will be the first phones to support Stadia. Nvidia could benefit from the wider initial availability, and partner with phone manufacturers and carriers. After looking at the Logistics, presumptions are around that a Bluetooth gamepad will be required, as some games will be unplayable on an Android phone without a gamepad. “Nvidia has provided with some recommendations, including its own first-party accessories: SHIELD controller, Razer Raiju Mobile, Steelseries Stratus Duo or Flap Gamepad (in Korea)”

Google recommends the usage of the Stadia Controller for the lowest-latency gameplay but at the same time suggested looks of the Pixel 3 in a gamepad earlier this year. Recently a public beta for Mac, PC, and Shield TV, GeForce Now has been heard to be officially launching “out of beta in the coming months.” Nvidia also announced it’s coming up tech support of GeForce RTX servers for “next-generation gaming in the cloud.”

Gamers in Northern California and Germany will be the first to take advantage of GeForce RTX performance being the targeted population.”Over time, we’ll expand to our data centers throughout North America and Europe.” states the Company in light of revelation.

Reportedly, Nvidia ended the last blog post by promising “big announcements coming later this year” in light of both Google Stadia and Microsoft cloud. This has been an interesting outlook for the coming updates. 

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Mary Deshazo

Mary is a food and mobile tech industry enthusiast. She sleeps an eye open looking for industry updates and spends weekends fishing with her husband.

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