NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (OG) Marshmallow update incoming [UPDATE]

The original NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet - not the K1, that is - will be receiving an update to the latest version of Android OS imminently. This comes after the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 received the same update last month, bringing on Android 4.0 Marshmallow to the slightly different release. This upgrade for the original NVIDIA SHIELD update goes by the name Upgrade 1.1, bringing "important system enhancements and bug fixes," as well as "optimized behavior of legacy apps that lead to instances of increased power consumption."

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Marshmallow update released today

Starting this afternoon, owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 will begin to see OTA updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This version of Android is only otherwise out on the HTC-made Nexus 9 and the Google Pixel C (both of which also use NVIDIA processors). The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 will be getting a collection of feature upgrades including Google Now on Tap as well as adoptable storage, allowing users to tread microSD cards as internal storage.

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SHIELD Tablet K1 to be first non-Nexus tablet with Marshmallow

Back when NVIDIA started to join the Android mobile device market in earnest, with the now called SHIELD Portable gaming handheld, the chip maker was well regarded for being a very good Android citizen. It treated its devices almost like a Nexus, with very minimal customizations and constant updates. The jubilation around that has somewhat died out, though NVIDIA is now trying to reclaim that title. It is teasing the upcoming update to its brand new SHIELD Tablet K1 that would make it the first tablet, or at least first non-Nexus tablet, to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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There might be a Tegra X1 NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet after all

Just last week, NVIDIA put out a new SHIELD Tablet, this time with "K1" appended to its name. It might have disappointed many who have been expecting, or at least wishing for, a refreshed gaming tablet with more up-to-date specs. Sadly, the K1 was but a mild change over the first SHIELD Tablet, but carrying a more affordable price tag. But if leaked details, which has already been taken down, found on GFXBench are any indication, NVIDIA might indeed have a Tegra X1 powered model coming soon.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 Review or: why it’s still the best

Today we're going to take a quick look at the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 and discuss why this device is the best tablet that money can buy. When we had a look at the original NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, it was very apparent that NVIDIA's tablet-making opponents were going to have a tough time competing with the features and overall quality of this top-notch piece of equipment. One year later and not one tablet can hold a flame to the SHIELD for its combination of quality and price. And now it's cheaper than it was before. What's going on here, you might ask?

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NVIDIA issues Shield tablet recall for overheating batteries

If you're an owner of NVIDIA's Shield tablet and you notice it's feeling a bit warmer than usual, you should probably turn it off and listen to the company's notice. The company has just issued a voluntary recall for the 8-inch, Android-based device over concerns about the battery overheating and posing a fire risk. There's no mention of how many instances there's been of fire damage, but NVIDIA does ask users to stop using the tablet, except to back up any data and to participate in the recall.

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NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1

If you've invested in one of a few "NVIDIA Tegra Note 7" tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color. Somewhat out of the blue, NVIDIA rather quietly started to roll out a massive OTA update to the stylus-enabled tablet, pulling the Tegra Note 7 from Android Jelly Bean and right into Android 5.1 Lollipop territory, extending the device's lifetime by just a bit.

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NVIDIA emphasizes Tegra dev outreach for more than just SHIELD

This week at GTC 2015 NVIDIA, is making sure to emphasize developer outreach on their mobile platform to not just NVIDIA-made SHIELD devices, but to other Tegra-toting machines as well. Sebastien Domine, Sr. Director, Software Engineering, Developer Tools at NVIDIA spoke at a presentation called "Tegra X1 Developer Tools," showing developers how to get started with a wide variety of Mobile and Embedded devices, running all manner of operating systems - Android to Linux BSPs, including but not limited to the devices NVIDIA has released in the past several years - gaming handheld, tablet, and game console alike.

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NVIDIA SHIELD specs: entertainment device detailed

This evening we've been given our first full tour of the NVIDIA SHIELD living room entertainment device. This device joins the SHIELD Portable - a controller/display combo, and the SHIELD Tablet - a high-powered tablets that works with the SHIELD Wireless Controller. The NVIDIA SHIELD is made to empower your TV as it works with your Google account for content. As such, it runs Android TV. It outputs up to 4K 60fps content to your big screen, and it runs with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, as well.

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NVIDIA GRID subscriptions begin in June for all SHIELD devices

This week it's been revealed that the NVIDIA GRID system will officially be leaving its free-for-all this June. That means users of the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable and the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet will have to start paying cash to NVIDIA to continue using the streaming gaming system known as NVIDIA GRID. That does NOT mean that anyone will have to start paying for NVIDIA GameStream. That's an entirely different monster. That piece of this equation will remain free for the foreseeable future.

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NVIDIA VR headset: considering the possibilities

On the 3rd of March, 2015, NVIDIA may release their first virtual reality headset. Like NVIDIA SHIELD and the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, this device could be the center player for NVIDIA technology in its own unique field. Here lies the opportunity for NVIDIA to place their own "VR Direct" systems in the spotlight. Here lies the opportunity for NVIDIA to beat Oculus VR to the punch with a real working VR headset, one that works with Tegra processors, NVIDIA G-Sync, or both!

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