Qualcomm is preparing to release a new app in the Android Market on January 10. It’s called Snapdragon GameCommand and it will serve as a window into the possibilities of gaming when combined with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors in mobile devices.
Snapdragon GameCommand will house games that are optimized for Snapdragon chips. Think of it as the answer to Nvidia’s Tegra Zone. When you use the GameCommand app, Qualcomm will position some of the latest (and best looking) Android games front and center. GameCommand will also have some exclusive games such as Fight Game Heroes, Bunny Maze 3D and Desert Winds that won’t be available anywhere else at launch.
Also during CES, Qualcomm will let visitors watch executives take on Alistair Overeem in Fight Game Heroes. Qualcomm is bound to get a lot of publicity due to Overeem’s recent victory over Brock Lesnar.
The problem myself and others have with an app such as Snapdragon GameCommand is the amount of Android fragmentation it can create. It’s not a good feeling when you can’t download a game just because your device isn’t powered by a specific brand of chip.