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July 2014 - April 2019


After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Wireless Controller have officially been announced this morning. NVIDIA posted a series of videos on their YouTube channel promoting the new device with the slogan “high-performance gaming everywhere”.

In terms of aesthetics, the device looks like we imagined. It features dual 5MP cameras, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and an 8-inch, 1920×1200 display. The specs under the hood are equally impressive. The device boasts an NVIDIA Tegra K1 GPU, an ARM Cortex A15 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz, and 2GB of RAM.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories April 12, 2019

LineageOS adds Android Pie support for nine more devices, re-introduces Nvidia Shield Tablet support

As far as custom ROMs go, LineageOS is far and away one of the most popular and well-supported thanks to the active community and slimline experience. Support for Android Pie isn’t all-encompassing for every device, so the addition of nine new handsets and the Nvidia Shield Tablet will be welcome inclusions.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories October 13, 2017

Nvidia’s Shield Tablets won’t be getting an update to Android Oreo

For a while, one of the best options for an Android tablet was what Nvidia offered in its Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1. Since not much has happened with Android tablets, they’re still pretty solid options, but the company has just announced something pretty unfortunate — they won’t be getting Oreo.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories March 7, 2017

Marvel Heroes 2016 is now available free on GeForce Now for Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform is a great way to play high-quality games on affordable, less powerful hardware like the Nvidia Shield TV. Recently, Nvidia raised the stakes with the addition of new Pascal-powered GPUs running the show, allowing for better performance, and even multiplayer games.

Today, Nvidia is announcing the first massive multiplayer game for GeForce Now: Marvel Heroes 2016.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories February 9, 2017

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For the most part, Nvidia has been pretty good about keeping its Android devices up to date. Just a couple of weeks after debuting the fantastic new Nvidia Shield TV, it updated the former model with that new software. Today, that trend continues with a major update to its collection of tablets, with Android Nougat rolling out over the coming days.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories January 19, 2017

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It has been months since we have heard anything official from Nvidia when it comes to their two gaming tablets. Now, Nvidia has confirmed on Google+ that Nougat should be arriving for the Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 in the coming weeks…

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories June 15, 2016

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Android has long had issues with audio latency that resulted in a lack of audio editing apps. To remedy this, Marshmallow introduced a professional audio requirement last year. Now, NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet K1 meets those requirements thanks to a software update currently rolling out.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories May 12, 2016

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NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet is one of the better Android tablets for many reasons, one of which being that its smaller 8-inch screen allows unoptimized phone apps to look pretty decent. Now, it appears the company may be working on a next generation model according to a new FCC filing (via Liliputing) that features a schematic…

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories April 13, 2016

Android 6.0.1 now rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 w/ bug fixes & support for Vulcan API

Update 5/12: Android 6.0.1 is now rolling out to the original NVIDIA Shield Tablet with the same fixes, features, and support for the Vulkan API.

Following the NVIDIA Shield Android TV receiving its Marshmallow update, the Tablet K1 is getting a smaller update to Android 6.0.1 today. The OTA includes bug fixes, several software tweaks, Android security patches, and support for the Vulkan API in games.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories February 1, 2016

Original NVIDIA Shield Tablet gets Marshmallow, K1 update fixes bugs & adds stylus support

After a voluntary recall of the first SHIELD Tablet, NVIDIA came back last fall with a refreshed and cheaper SHIELD Tablet K1. The K1 is receiving an update today that addresses bugs and adds back hardware functionality, while the original SHIELD Tablet is finally getting updated to Marshmallow.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories November 17, 2015

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NVIDIA has just released a slightly revised edition of its powerful 2014 Shield Tablet. Very little has changed in terms of specifications, but the new $200 price point means this could be one of the tablets to buy this holiday season…

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories November 21, 2014

Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3 and Nvidia Shield Tablet gain Chromecast screen casting support

Google has continuously yet quietly added new hardware to its list of  devices that support Chromecast screen casting. The latest gadgets to gain support for Mountain View’s media dongle are the Google Play edition LG G Pad 8.3 and the Lollipop-laced Nvidia Shield Tablet.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories November 13, 2014

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Lollipop is here and the Nvidia Shield Tablet will be among the first group of non-Nexus devices to make the jump to Android 5.0. Today, the company announced that its gaming slate will receive the software push on November 18th, along with a few other improvements to its in-house applications.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories October 16, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop “and more” coming NVIDIA’s Shield Tablet

Yesterday, Google made Android 5.0 official and shortly after the company’s big reveal, Motorola chimed in sharing its plans to update its roster of devices to Lollipop. Today, NVIDIA has joined in on the fun confirming via Twitter that its Shield Tablet will indeed be making the move to the newest version of Mountain View’s mobile operating system.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories September 16, 2014

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NVIDIA is now accepting pre-orders for the 32GB LTE version of its Shield gaming tablet. Priced at $400, this premium version of the chip maker’s slate is almost identical to what was released a few months ago, with the exception of its network connectivity and higher storage capacity. In terms of hardware, the Shield packs an 8-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display with a Tegra K1 processor and 2GB of RAM.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories July 29, 2014

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After a thick layer of rumors, NVIDIA finally announced its Shield Tablet, which is now available today starting at $300. The chip maker’s new portable gaming device features an 8-inch 920×1,200 display, a Tegra K1 GPU, a 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0 and 16GB of storage space. There’s also a 32GB LTE variant of NVIDIA’s new gaming slate, which bumps the device’s price up to $400. Focused on gamers, the device also has an optional $60 controller that is somewhat reminiscent of the Xbox 360’s gamepad.

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet Stories July 22, 2014

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After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Wireless Controller have officially been announced this morning. NVIDIA posted a series of videos on their YouTube channel promoting the new device with the slogan “high-performance gaming everywhere”.

In terms of aesthetics, the device looks like we imagined. It features dual 5MP cameras, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and an 8-inch, 1920×1200 display. The specs under the hood are equally impressive. The device boasts an NVIDIA Tegra K1 GPU, an ARM Cortex A15 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz, and 2GB of RAM.

In terms of pricing, there are two different models of the device. A 16GB WiFi variant and a 32GB WiFi + LTE version, selling for $299 and $399, respectively.  Both models will ship for a July 29th release.  expand full story

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