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 Event Will Showcase the Future of Gaming at March 3 Event

The future of gaming will arrive at a March 3 event, courtesy of NVIDIA. At least that’s what a press invite they sent to us is claiming.

It’s anyone’s guess as to what they will show, but they did note in the invite that this product has been “more than 5 years in the making.” Are we talking a new mobile processor like the Tegra X1 that was demoed during their CES event? Could this be a new SHIELD product? Maybe something related to GRID, their cloud gaming service? Maybe something far outside of those three areas? You tell us.

We will be there to find out.  (more…)

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…)