Recently, a device branded the Tegra Tab was pictured and thrown onto the web, but there has been no word from NVIDIA that they are working on such a device. It has been reported for some time that NVIDIA would be looking into contracting out hardware (tablets included) to make sure that their new Tegra processors were hitting the market, but nothing official ever came from that. NVIDIA lost the bid to have their Tegra 4 processor power the new Nexus 7, which instead features a chipset made by Qualcomm. Unfortunately, that has been a sad move by Google, as Qualcomm has been very stingy about releasing factory images for the device. (more…)
Just in time for the launch of NVIDIA SHIELD (full review here), Blood Sword THD has hit Google Play. This game is one of the few Tegra-exclusive titles we have seen hit Android in a while, so anyone running anything but a Tegra-powered device should look for something else to occupy their time. We know, it sucks. (more…)
Unveiled at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NVIDIA’s SHIELD portable gaming console has changed quite a bit from when it was first shown off. We were one of very few sites that were able to get an early hands-on experience with the device, falling head-over-heels for the “Project SHIELD” almost immediately after playing with it. Now in late July (thanks to a delay or two), the device is ready for the general public, undergoing a few cosmetic changes and other enhancements to make it into what NVIDIA hopes is a superb Android-powered gaming device.
SHIELD is capable of performing an extremely long list of tasks – some jaw-droppingly awesome, some just plain awesome, but with a price tag of $299, is SHIELD worth the investment to everyday buyers or best suited for only the hardcore gaming elite? Let’s take a look. (more…)
NVIDIA is working extremely hard to create a product that people want, bringing Android to its highest potential in the realm of mobile gaming. One of the features that SHIELD offers that I can’t get enough of, is the feeling of an actual controller in my hand while playing my favorite games. So, what happens when you pair said controller, complete with joysticks and triggers, with a new Parrot AR Drone 2.0? Pure nerd magic. (more…)
For those waiting to receive their NVIDIA SHIELD, you may want to stop holding your breath. NVIDIA announced today that SHIELD has experienced some mechanical issues, forcing the company to push back the device’s launch. Previously, the device was set to go on sale for $299 starting tomorrow, June 27. That is apparently no longer the case. (more…)
Just as we expected back in early May, ASUS announced a brand new Transformer Pad Infinity tablet at this year’s Computex event, but it’s not as if they were trying to be very secretive. The all-new Infinity features two major updates over last year’s model, being the addition of NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 CPU and 72-core GeForce GPU, as well as the ability to output 4K content via HDMI.
Much like last year’s as well, this Infinity still features an insanely high resolution of 2560 x 1600, a full keyboard docking station and other high-end specs for an Android tablet. (more…)
NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra 4-powered SHIELD device still needed to make one pit stop before being shipped out to customers and that’s the required stop by the good ol’ FCC. Now that the device has been approved for all of its WiFi operation, we can still plan on the device being shipped out before the end of June, at least according to NVIDIA’s pre-order page. (more…)