Video: SHIELD Tablet K1 Unboxing and Hands-on

Early this morning, NVIDIA announced and released the SHIELD Tablet K1. Priced at $199, NVIDIA stripped the previous SHIELD Tablet of its stylus pen, and also removed all accessories from the box in order to meet an aggressive price point. Now, we have a unit in-house, and there is no better way to kick-off coverage on a device than a formal unboxing.

The device features an 8″ IPS display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5MP front and rear-facing camera, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD slot for up to 128GB of storage, dual front-facing stereo speakers, 19.75 watt non-removable battery, and Android 5.1.1.

Below, check out our complete unboxing and hands-on.  (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…)

République Released to Google Play, a Stealth Action Title Priced at $2.99

A game suited for the stealth action and puzzle lovers is now live on Google Play, one which you may already know the name to. The game, titled République, appears to be pretty popular among iOS and PC gamers, but this is the first chance Android gamers have had the luxury of playing it. In the game, you receive a call from a young girl named Hope, who is being held captive in a futuristic totalitarian state.  (more…)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 32GB + LTE Now Available for Purchase, Priced at $399

Starting today, folks can head on over to NVIDIA’s website and purchase a SHIELD Tablet (review here)with 4G LTE for $399. Previously, the WiFi-only model was available for purchase with 16GB, but the newest variant features a bit more storage with 32GB, plus the added connectivity.

The device is certified to run on AT&T’s LTE network, but it is unlocked, meaning it will work on more than 70 carriers worldwide. The device features an 8″ 1080p display, Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, stylus, access to GRID Beta (gaming platform), 5MP front and rear-facing cameras, and runs Android 4.4+.  (more…)