An update is rolling out to SHIELD Portable owners straight from NVIDIA, one which brings crucial battery bug fixes, and the updated SHIELD Hub application for finding new games.
It appears a bug was causing battery drain while the lid was closed, and another bug was preventing videos from playing inside of Facebook, Chrome, and YouTube. Thanks to this update, all of these annoyances should be solved.
Take a peak at the full changelog below. (more…)
NVIDIA published a teaser video today to its YouTube channel, giving a sneak peek at the Android 5.0 update for the SHIELD Tablet, which is due out sometime this month. With NVIDIA giving a time frame of sometime in November, they are on track to be one of the first OEMs to deliver the Lollipop update to consumers besides HTC with the Nexus 9 and Motorola with the Nexus 6; both of which ship with the latest version of Android already installed. (more…)
A game suited for the stealth action and puzzle lovers is now live on Google Play, one which you may already know the name to. The game, titled République, appears to be pretty popular among iOS and PC gamers, but this is the first chance Android gamers have had the luxury of playing it. In the game, you receive a call from a young girl named Hope, who is being held captive in a futuristic totalitarian state. (more…)
NVIDIA is pushing a new update to their ultimate gaming slate, the SHIELD Tablet, as version 1.2.1. The update is pretty minor, according to the changelog, but does improve WiFi performance on the 5GHz band, fixes a charging issue, and adds some optimizations for encrypted devices. Again, it’s minor. (more…)
Through the official Tegra account of NVIDIA, the company teased the readiness of the SHIELD Tablet for an upcoming update to Android 5.0, Lollipop.
While no time frame is stated within the tweet, NVIDIA has a great track record of updating devices quickly after final code drops from Google. (more…)
NVIDIA and Honda announced a partnership this week, one which will have Tegra processors in 2015 models of Honda in Europe starting next year. To clarify, this is not Android Auto, which Google detailed at Google I/O this year, but is instead Honda’s software technology powered by NVIDIA silicon. (more…)
Hot on the heels of the LTE variant’s availability this morning, NVIDIA announced a new update for SHIELD Tablet owners, one which brings an enhanced SHIELD Hub feature, improved touch performance, and a new Network Test capability. (more…)
Starting today, folks can head on over to NVIDIA’s website and purchase a SHIELD Tablet (review here)with 4G LTE for $399. Previously, the WiFi-only model was available for purchase with 16GB, but the newest variant features a bit more storage with 32GB, plus the added connectivity.
The device is certified to run on AT&T’s LTE network, but it is unlocked, meaning it will work on more than 70 carriers worldwide. The device features an 8″ 1080p display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, stylus, access to GRID Beta (gaming platform), 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, and runs Android 4.4+. (more…)