NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Spotted in Global Certification, Could This be the “Mocha” Tablet?

Back in May, details dropped of an NVIDIA tablet that was being worked on behind closed doors under the codename “Mocha.” Well, a few days ago, an NVIDIA tablet made its way through the Global Certification Forum, but under the SHIELD brand name.

There was a sparse amount of information listed for this device other than the company name. GSM bands listed point to it being functional on AT&T and T-Mobile, but no CDMA. There were LTE bands listed in this certification, but without more details, we can’t be sure if those are meant to be used in the US or elsewhere.  (more…)

Contest: Win an NVIDIA SHIELD for Father’s Day From DL and NVIDIA (Update: Winner Picked)

Know what to get your dad (or possibly yourself) for Father’s Day? Well, if you haven’t quite figured it out yet, and your dad just so happens to be a gamer, then this contest should do you well. We have partnered with NVIDIA to give away a SHIELD portable gaming console, perfect for the dad that is always on the go, but still needs access to his favorite mobile games.

SHIELD is still one of the cooler niche Android products available, featuring a built-in 5″ HD display, Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, console-grade controls, high-fidelity speakers, access to the GRID Cloud Gaming beta, and now comes running Android 4.4+ with lots of proprietary tweaks from NVIDIA to give you an awesome gaming experience, no matter where you are located.

To make things easy and fair for everyone, we will use our trusted Rafflecopter widget. Follow the instructions on the widget below, and good luck!  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD 2 (P2570) Hits FCC, Curved Backside Shown Off

Thanks to a recent FCC filing, we can now be on the lookout for an announcement regarding a SHIELD 2 device from NVIDIA. A controller-shaped console hit the Commission with model number P2570, and with the original SHIELD unit sporting model number P2450, there are not many other devices this could be.

Looking at the lonely diagram taken from the official filing, we can see that SHIELD 2 will likely be a bit slimmer than the original SHIELD, as that device was a tad on the bulky side. Besides the backside, no other images can be found within the report.  (more…)

Prime World: Defenders Hits Google Play, a Tegra-enhanced Tower Defense Game

A new Tegra-enhanced, Unity-based game has hit Google Play this morning for Android devices, Prime World: Defenders. From independent game developer Nival, Defenders is a mix between a Tower Defense title, and Collectible Card Game.

To win levels, players must rank up their respected heroes, collect/upgrade cards to improve towers, destroy enemy totems, and maintain control over key areas of a map.  (more…)

NVIDIA No Longer Focusing on Smartphones, Unless It’s the Porsche of Phones

In an interview with CNET, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has for-the-most-part admitted that his company is moving on from the smartphone market to instead focus its efforts elsewhere. After their Tegra 4i failed to catch on in the main-stream market, Huang has realized that they would rather spend time adding value to certain areas of the mobile tech world, like in cars or gaming-specific devices, set-top boxes, and even in TVs. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see a Tegra superphone or tablet at some point, but NVIDIA is going to make one unless someone wants to make the “Porsche of tablets or phones.”  (more…)

Contest: Win an NVIDIA SHIELD and $15 Google Play Gift Card From DL and NVIDIA (Update: Winner Picked)

We have teamed up with the good folks at NVIDIA, offering you a chance to win a brand new SHIELD portable gaming console, paired with a $15 Google Play gift card for good measure. You can use the gift card to pick up a number of Tegra-powered games on Google Play, or anything else that your heart desires.

SHIELD is still one of the cooler niche Android products, featuring a built-in 5″ HD display, Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, console-grade controls, high-fidelity speakers, access to the GRID Cloud Gaming beta, and now comes running Android 4.4 with lots of proprietary tweaks from NVIDIA to give you an awesome gaming experience, no matter where you are located.

To make things easy and fair for everyone, we will use our trusted Rafflecopter widget. Follow the instructions on the widget below, and good luck!  (more…)

Xiaomi Announces Mi Pad, Android-powered Tablet with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor

Late last night, Xiaomi announced a new Android-powered tablet, the Mi Pad, featuring specs that will make you turn your head. Xiaomi’s iPad Mini look-alike, is headlined by NVIDIA’s newest Tegra K1 processor, as well as a design which is sure to stir up Apple’s legal team.

As if the quad-core Tegra K1 wasn’t enough to keep our interest, the Mi Pad comes packed with 2GB of RAM, 16GB (up to 64GB) of on-board storage , a microSD card slot, 7.9″ IPS display (2048 x 1536), 8MP rear-facing shooter, and a 5MP front-facing camera.  (more…)