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SHIELD Tablet Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop, Valve Bundle, GRID Game Streaming

Android 5.0 Lollipop; a new bundle that includes one of the best games of all time, “Half-Life 2: Episode One”; and our new GRID on-demand gaming service – which includes more than 20 AAA titles – all highlight a major upgrade for our SHIELD tablet, rolling out a few months after its initial launch. Powered by our 192-core Tegra K1 chip, SHIELD tablet has wowed gamers and consumers with its unique blend of performance, value and serious gaming chops. Several media have named it one of the top tablets to consider on their holiday gift guides and buying lists.   And we’re announcing three major updates that make the SHIELD tablet that much sweeter. Staying Sweet With SHIELD tablet, you’ll benefit from our commitment to have the latest and greatest software for your device. And that’s th...

Nvidia Shield takes a price drop

Nvidia has responded to consumer concerns over the price of its Android-based handheld, dropping the price this morning. Additionally, the company has announced that it will start shipping the units next week. Nvidia was coming to market with its Tegra 4-powered handheld at a price of $349 but  now the price has come down to $299. We expect that the price of the PlayStation 4 ($399) may have resulted in the rethink. It’s not hard to get excited by Project Shield’s feature set, but if you’re not familiar with Nvidia’s Project Shield, it’s an Android-driven mobile device that comes attached to a controller. Nvidia hopes it will help boost Android’s gaming potential and reach new markets, or at least help offer a platform for game makers to deliver better products. On paper the device sounds ...


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