Shield

Earlier this month when NVIDIA announced the 2017 version of the SHIELD TV, the company also announced that the updated, Android 7.0-based OS that was at the heart of the miniaturized STB would also be coming to the existing 2015 models. Now, just a bit under 2 weeks after the retail launch of the new model, NVIDIA has released their promised update as Software Upgrade 5.0.2. Under the hood, the big change here of course is the upgrade to Android 7.0 “Nougat.” The latest version of Android doesn’t do quite as much for Android TV devices as we’ve seen on tablets and phones, but of note it adds support for a recent apps page, writing to USB/SD storage, and a new picture-in-picture mode. The latest...

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD TV: Smart Home Functionality, More 4K HDR Streaming Services

NVIDIA at CES launched its updated SHIELD set-top-box (STB), with an expanded feature-set as well as smaller and lighter form-factor. The upcoming NVIDIA SHIELD TV is based on the...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2017

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console Adds Support for Vudu, HDR and 4Kp60 Content

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV set-top-box continues to be the most advanced device featuring Google’s TV platform even a year after it was introduced into the market. The credit...

39 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW - GRID Cloud Gaming Service Goes the Subscription Way

NVIDIA's GRID game streaming service was launched back in 2013 as a beta project. Over the last couple of years, they have added a number of features that bring...

44 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV OTA Update Improves HTPC Credentials

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV was launched back in May with the intent to dominate the over-the-top set-top-box (OTT STB) landscape. Premium features such as full HDMI 2.0a support...

22 by Ganesh T S on 9/30/2015

NVIDIA Initiates Safety Recall of SHIELD Tablets (Update: 4 Units Have Overheated)

NVIDIA sends word this morning that they are initiating a recall on the SHIELD Tablet. Being announced today and taking effect immediately, the tablets are being voluntarily recalled by...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2015

NVIDIA Acquires Game Porting Group & Tech From Transgaming

While NVIDIA’s core businesses and gaming have been inseparable since the start, it’s only relatively recently that NVIDIA has become heavily involved in game creation itself, and not just...

56 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2015

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

The battle for the living room is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Coinciding...

163 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2015

NVIDIA’s GRID Game Streaming Service Rolls Out 1080p60 Support

Word comes from NVIDIA this afternoon that they are rolling out a beta update to their GRID game streaming service. Starting today, the service is adding 1080p60 streaming to...

62 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2015

NVIDIA’s SHIELD Console Becomes SHIELD Android TV

NVIDIA updated their SHIELD website today with a bit more information on the SHIELD Console. And while an earlier $299 device listing ended up being erroneous – NVIDIA accidentally...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/23/2015

NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Console: Tegra X1 Android TV Box Shipping In May

Today NVIDIA has announced their latest addition to the SHIELD product family, the SHIELD Console. Launching in May at $199, the SHIELD Console is a combination microconsole and Android...

64 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

17 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

NVIDIA Announces Holiday SHIELD Tablet Update

A little over one week ago NVIDIA committed to bringing Android Lollipop to the SHIELD Tablet before the end of November. This was fairly noteworthy, as it represents a...

27 by Brandon Chester on 11/13/2014

Nvidia Announces That The SHIELD Tablet Will Receive Android 5.0 This Month

Earlier this year NVIDIA released the SHIELD Tablet which utilized their Cortex-A15 based Tegra K1 chip. In our review we felt it offered a good value proposition, and stood...

9 by Brandon Chester on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA Opens Pre-Orders For The SHIELD Tablet With LTE and 32GB Of Storage

NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet arrived earlier this year and it was one of the first devices to use NVIDIA's Tegra K1 platform with 4 Cortex A15 cores and a single...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/16/2014

Revisiting SHIELD Tablet: Gaming Battery Life and Temperatures

While the original SHIELD Tablet review hit most of the critical points in the review, there wasn't enough time to investigate everything. One of the areas where there wasn't...

39 by Joshua Ho & Andrei Frumusanu on 8/8/2014

Short Bytes: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet

Today's launch of the new SHIELD Tablet with NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC has muddied up the tablet waters a bit. We've posted our full coverage of the device, but...

32 by Jarred Walton on 7/29/2014

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

While I talked about this in the launch article, the SHIELD Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a...

175 by Joshua Ho on 7/29/2014

NVIDIA Launches Shield Tablet

Today, NVIDIA is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don’t require much in the way of exposition, NVIDIA is in an odd place. Last year, the...

107 by Joshua Ho on 7/22/2014

Some Thoughts on Half-Life 2 and Portal on Shield

If you talked to me seven years ago, the concept of phone games beyond Snake and basic flash games would've been beyond me. That wasn’t really on my mind...

40 by Joshua Ho on 5/22/2014

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