A very large update is set to soon hit the SHIELD Android TV from NVIDIA, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Thanks to this update, users will benefit from Adoptable Storage. This feature allows SD cards, USB drives, and external hard drives to be read as internal memory on SHIELD, which makes for accessing applications and games from expandable storage much more simple. (more…)
With apps and games out of the way, you may be curious what our favorite Android devices of the year are? No? That’s rude and we are going to tell you anyway because 2015 is coming to a close in a matter of hours it seems and we like to look back and reflect on these types of things.
The phone of the year battle probably won’t shock you, since we recently released a list of the Android phones you should consider buying. The tablet, though, that may surprise you a bit once you jump below. We also tackled our wearable of choice for 2015, should you be in the market for some wrist candy.
Now are you ready to see what our favorite Android devices of 2015 are? Well, here you go. (more…)
Assuming you have any holiday cash to burn through after the long weekend and you are interested in the best Android TV box, take a look at the deal that Gamestop is hosting for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. For $175, you get an NVIDIA SHIELD TV box, SHIELD Controller (gamepad), and a free SHIELD Remote, which typically retails for around $50 on its own. This bundle normally sells for $199, though, so you are getting a $25 discount at that $175 price. Oh, Gamestop is also tossing in a free game called Battle of Sol, which would cost you $10 on its own.
Not a bad deal for those looking to get into an Android TV box.
If you are looking for additional games to keep you busy over the holiday week and weekend, NVIDIA has announced the 12 of SHIELDsmas. During this time, owners of the SHIELD Android TV, or any other SHIELD-powered device will find a ton of discounted games through SHIELD Hub and GeForce Now. If you don’t have a Tegra-powered device, don’t worry, all of the games listed for the Google Play portion of this promo will be discounted for you, too. The deals are set to begin tomorrow, Christmas eve, and run until January 4. (more…)
To the first 50,000 people who redeem the offer, NVIDIA is gifting 5 free lunchboxes to owners of the SHIELD Tablet K1 for Fallout Shelter. For those who are somehow unaware of Fallout Shelter, the game is created by Bethesda for mobile devices, turning you into a Vault overseer, tasked with creating jobs for dwellers, sending folks to explore the Wasteland, and protecting your citizens from Raider attacks and Deathclaws.
The lunchboxes that NVIDIA are gifting contain in-game items, such as weapons, characters and coins, all of which can help you create a better vault for your dwellers. (more…)
NVIDIA plans to update its newest tablet, the SHIELD Tablet K1, to Android 6.0 Marshmallow this month. To celebrate that bit of news, they posted a “sneak peek” video today of the update running on that very tablet, which we have posted above.
In the update, along with all of the goodies Google added to Marshmallow (like Doze, Now on Tap, app permission controls, SD card as internal storage, etc.), NVIDIA is updating the camera app to better take advantage of the tablet’s processing power and loading up the latest Google Now Launcher. (more…)
Probably thanks to the holidays, NVIDIA is listing a ton of great games at 50% off this week on Google Play, including DOOM 3 BFG Edition ($5) and the Half Life 2 episodes. Each of these games will require you to own a compatible device, which currently, is the SHIELD TV, SHIELD Tablet, and SHIELD Tablet K1. Additionally, you will need a SHIELD Controller to play. (more…)