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New NVIDIA SHIELD Remote coming in 2020 but old model already gone

New NVIDIA SHIELD Remote coming in 2020 but old model already gone

It isn't uncommon for companies, especially those with fewer resources to devote to multiple generations of products, to discontinue an old model once a new one becomes available. The common practice, however, is to make sure that the new one is really available to consumers before yanking the old one out of the picture. Whether by mistake or by design, that isn't the case of NVIDIA's new SHIELD Remote and anyone who needs to buy one will have to wait for the new Remote to start shipping in about two months' time.

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SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

NVIDIA shook things up a bit when it launched its new SHIELD TV products. The Pro model, while looking exactly the same, got a much-needed spec bump while the non-Pro version sported a new and curious tubular design. Both, however, shared one thing in common beyond the Tegra X1 chip. Both had a redesigned and more powerful remote control that may have just gotten more useful thanks to a third-party button remapping app.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

For something intended to be hidden out of sight, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) sure is a funny shape. Then again, after four years solidifying its reputation as the go-to Android TV box, perhaps NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD TV is allowed to step outside the lines a little. One thing's for sure: with a new AI-powered upscaler, lower sticker price, and brand new remote, there's more to this 2019 model than just a fresh shape.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA's much-loved SHIELD TV is getting an upgrade, and this time the two versions of the Android TV set-top box each pack a new, AI-powered upscaling system. For gamers and the most demanding users, there's the SHIELD TV Pro, while those who simply want a potent way to watch streaming content get the SHIELD TV (2019).

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

Amazon made a mistake in listing the NVIDIA SHIELD reboot for the year 2019 today. Apparently the Android TV device was not yet meant for this world, as it's been once-again de-listed as quickly as it appeared. The TV set was shown available on pre-order for approximately $199.99 USD with free shipping. This device was listed with a new NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor that's "25% faster than the previous generation" with "enhanced HD video in real-time to 4K for clearer, crisper visuals using next-generation AI upscaling."

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV will have two successors

NVIDIA SHIELD TV will have two successors

After NVIDIA bowed out of the mobile rat race, it didn't completely step out of the Android market. In fact, by removing smartphones and tablets from its attention, it was able to pour all its focus on the NVIDIA SHIELD, an Android TV device that just keeps on giving nearly five years later. That said, the device is showing its age and there have been signs of a new NVIDIA SHIELD but, apparently, it won't just be one but will have two models coming hopefully really soon.

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NVIDIA Shield update says you WIN at choosing gadgets

NVIDIA Shield update says you WIN at choosing gadgets

The original NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device was released in the year 2015. In the year 2019, NVIDIA is still releasing significant software updates. Our modern hardware/software world makes most people expect that any non-laptop or desktop PC device they purchase will work fine for a couple years, then will probably slow a significant amount. With the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV smart gaming device, that does NOT seem to be true.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is getting a slight but overdue refresh

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is getting a slight but overdue refresh

When you hear "Android TV", you might think smart TVs first and foremost or at least smart set-top boxes. The platform's real hero device, however, is actually a years old gaming console. Despite its age, the NVIDIA SHIELD continues to make wonders in the market. However, it seems that NVIDIA itself has decided it's time for an update but don't get your hopes too high for a generational jump to an NVIDIA SHIELD 2.

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NVIDIA SHIELD mobile console Mystique: How real today?

NVIDIA SHIELD mobile console Mystique: How real today?

There's a new NVIDIA gaming device in development, and it might be pretty awesome. Code found in official NVIDIA SHIELD Experience software showed a few clues that lead us to believe NVIDIA's making something special. Like a hybrid of all the NVIDIA SHIELD devices of past years, in comes Mystique. Like her namesake, Mystique has the ability to change forms.

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NVIDIA SHIELD has a hidden split screen mode

NVIDIA SHIELD has a hidden split screen mode

NVIDIA is the company that just keeps giving, at least as far as Android gamers and users are concerned. Long past the usual two-year support period, NVIDIA continues to push updates to its SHIELD Android TV box with new games, apps, and features. Granted, this latest one isn't exactly something that NVIDIA has directly given SHIELD owners but if this split screen mode is really a feature rather than a bug, the users will probably consider it as one anyway.

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Nintendo Switch emulator released for Android

Nintendo Switch emulator released for Android

There's a Nintendo Switch emulator in testing for Android right this minute, and it goes by the name MonoNX. This might be a surprise to some Nintendo Switch users, the lot of which already own the system and can't likely imagine wanting to use an Android device to play the games they've already got on their Switch. But for the Android emulator-loving universe, the question was never IF there'd be a Nintendo Switch emulator, but WHEN it'd be made a reality.

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NVIDIA SHIELD keeps the features coming in Experience 7.2 upgrade

NVIDIA SHIELD keeps the features coming in Experience 7.2 upgrade

One could argue that given how few NVIDIA SHIELD units there are, it’s relatively easy for NVIDIA to update it. That said, one can also argue that given how few NVIDIA SHIELD units there are, NVIDIA could have also just as easily abandoned them in obsolescence. Fortunately, that isn’t the case and the latest SHIELD Experience 7.2 upgrade not only fixes or updates existing apps, it even brings new experiences, including Amazon Music.

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