NVIDIA Pushes Android 5.0.1 to SHIELD Tablet, Brings Back Power Control Menu

Owners of the SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA are receiving early Christmas presents this year, in the form of a firmware update to Android 5.0.1. Android 5.0.1 is primarily bug fixes for Android 5.0, but NVIDIA also threw in a few tweaks for users.

Included in the update are system performance improvements, with tweaks made to the general UI as well as app responsiveness. In addition, NVIDIA brought back its SHIELD Power Control Menu, which allows users to tweak CPU settings for performance.  (more…)

Contest: Win 1 of 2 SHIELD Tablet Bundles From DL and NVIDIA

To keep up that with special holiday feeling in the air, we have yet another giveaway for you, this time from DL and the good folks at NVIDIA. We have partnered with NVIDIA to give away two very special SHIELD Tablet bundles, sure to keep you busy throughout 2015.

Inside each bundle is a SHIELD Tablet 32GB+LTE, SHIELD Controller, Tablet cover, and $10 Google Play gift card. With that gift card, you can buy a few game titles to play on the SHIELD Tablet, or get yourself a movie to watch on the 8″ 1080p display.

While you won’t be able to have the bundle under your tree for Christmas morning, the bundle will be shipped out once we have our winners, meaning it will be more of a New Years present. Either way, enjoy it.

Ready to win the ultimate mobile gaming bundle?  (more…)

The Droid Life Gift Guide [2014]

We are nearing Christmas (three weeks away!), plus it is now officially the holiday season, so that means it is a time for giving. If you need help picking out something special for that tech-savvy person in your life, allow the DL Gift Guide to help you make the right decision.

From phones to tablets, each of the DL staff gives their top recommendations, as well as an oddball gift that may or may not quite belong in the tech category. Along with each product, we do our best to sell you on why these would make great gifts for your loved ones.

Have at it.  (more…)

NVIDIA Hosting Black Friday Deal on Two SHIELD Bundles, Save Up to $88

NVIDIA looks to be setting up for a few Black Friday deals of their own, two gaming packages to be specific, which could save you quite a bit of cash up front if you take mobile gaming very seriously.

For a limited time, beginning November 28 at 12:01am and ending the same day at 11:59pm, customers can pick up a SHIELD Tablet “Green Box” bundle (includes SHIELD Controller) for just $399, or a SHIELD Portable with carrying case and replacement Armor for just $199.  (more…)

Lollipop Update Hits NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet on November 18, GRID Gaming Service Open to All US Residents

NVIDIA announced this morning that the Lollipop update for the SHIELD Tablet, teased earlier this month, will be pushed out to all owners on November 18. Not only are owners gaining access to Android 5.0 faster than most other Android tablet owners, but NVIDIA is also packing in a few more goodies to get you all excited.  (more…)

Lollipop Update to Hit SHIELD Tablet This Month

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…)