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…)
Straight from NVIDIA’s forums, it appears the company is prepping OTA updates for the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable, bumping them up to Android 5.1 for all owners. (more…)
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…)
At tonight’s “Made to Game” event in San Francisco, NVIDIA unveiled its newest product, a set-top box for the living room called the NVIDIA SHIELD.
The box features a high-performance WiFi system, USB connectors, gigabit ethernet port, and more. The NVIDIA SHIELD runs Android TV, and in fact, is the world’s first 4K Android TV box. The box comes with a remote, which doubles as the mic you use to control Android TV. (more…)
NVIDIA sent out invites to a “Made to Game” event a few weeks ago, where the company stated they would unveil something “more than five years in the making.” Tonight, we get to see what that thing is. (more…)
NVIDIA pushed a major update out to SHIELD Tablet owners recently, but the company is circling back again with a hot fix update listed as version 2.2.1. In the update, NVIDIA includes a display color-space correction, as well as improvements for the Netflix experience. (more…)
With a new update rolling out, now may be a good time to purchase a SHIELD Tablet. If you agree, NVIDIA has partnered up with a gang of retailers, all of which are throwing in an added bonus if you purchase the device from their stores. (more…)
NVIDIA began pushing a new update to SHIELD Tablet owners last night and this morning, known as ‘Upgrade 2.2,’ bringing with it many improvements since the last major update which was for Lollipop. (more…)