If You Own an Android TV Box and Game Controller, Pick Up Hotline Miami Right Now

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…)

HBO Go, Twitch, FX Now and More Apps Coming Soon to Android TV

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…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Receiving Update to Android 5.1, Includes Display and Camera Improvements

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 to End Icera Modem Operations in 2016, Open to Sale of Technology and Operations

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…)

NVIDIA’s SHIELD is the Only Android TV Set-Top Box You’ll Need

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…)