Launching alongside SHIELD, NVIDIA’s Android TV set-top box, Hotline Miami is currently my favorite game for the Android TV platform. To play the game, a controller is needed as you assume the role of an antihero who battles Miami’s underworld of crime lords in the late 80s. As you will quickly find out, your thinking cap will come in handy, as you must plot out the best way to clear buildings full of baddies, and needless to say, this game isn’t rated “Mature 17+” for nothing. (more…)
Your Android TV will soon have a few more apps to play with, including HBO Go, HBO Now, CBS News, Twitch, and FX Now. As detailed by NVIDIA, Android TV is a growing platform with an already healthy assortment of apps, but soon, more standalone applications will come, making an Android TV set-top box or Smart TV with Android TV built-in an even better purchase. (more…)
SHIELD from NVIDIA is now available for you to purchase, bringing an impressive Android gaming and Android TV experience straight to your living room. Featuring NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM, this set-top box is capable of delivering AAA gaming titles for you to play, while also including Netflix Ultra HD (4K) playback capability. (more…)
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet owners, the day has come. Android 5.1 is now ready for download onto your tablet, bringing a gang of fixes and improvements for the device.
To kick it off, Android 5.1 itself brings many bug fixes for Lollipop, including performance improvements and responsiveness upgrades, as well as support for Android for Work. On top of just Android fixings, NVIDIA worked in improved display performance (Global Tone Mapping), and a firmware update for the SHIELD Controller. (more…)
NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service, GRID, just got a switch flipped on to allow gamers to stream games in Full HD (1080p) 60 frames per second on supported devices. Previously, games streamed were in 720p, but did not look all that bad. This change will up the quality players see, but does require a bit faster of an Internet connection. (more…)
In 2011, during a heated race between chipmakers to include LTE modems in their application processors, NVIDIA acquired Icera. By incorporating Icera’s modem technology into the Tegra lineup of chips, NVIDIA was able to partner with a few OEMs to launch devices here and there, but nothing ever really took off from the acquisition.
Now, in 2015, it appears NVIDIA is all but wrapped up with this venture, and is looking to offload Icera to anyone interested in its operations or technology. (more…)
After NVIDIA announced the SHIELD set-top box / game console this week, I saw a random Internet commenter state that it was nothing more than “OUYA 2.0.” While the thought is mildly humorous, SHIELD is much more than what OUYA ever was, hoped to be, and ever will be.
With the birth of Android TV last year, NVIDIA is placing a bet on the living room, and if the upward tick in smart TV purchases is any preliminary indicator, the company could have a very successful product on their hands. (more…)