If you’ve kept up with Chromebooks over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed how different manufacturers have been testing out different processors for their ultra-portable laptops. Most Chromebooks tend to use Intel’s low-power chips, but we’ve seen some experimentation from other companies, such as Samsung using their own ARM Exynos processors and Asus using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chips. However, ARM processor usage has been pretty limited up to this point, mostly because ARM processors just haven’t completely matched up to Intel’s offerings in the performance category. Read more
The library of games that are compatible with NVIDIA’s tablet and set-top box grows today with the arrival of four major titles. Among them is Valve’s Half-Life 2: Episode Two, another game from the fan-favorite developer that has agreed to bring its games to NVIDIA’s hardware. With the Tegra X1 processor inside, you should expect all games to run without any hiccups. There are now more than one hundred “high-quality games” available through the SHIELD Hub app designed for its tablet and set-top box while Google Play offers an amount higher than two hundred.
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Remember that lawsuit between Nvidia and Samsung that began late last year as a result of the graphic card manufacturer believing that the Korean company had infringed upon seven of its patents? And how Samsung hit back by first accusing Nvidia of false advertising and then by issuing its own lawsuit claiming the Nvidia had infringed upon Samsung’s patents? The International Trade Commission (ITC) stepped in soon after and have now formed a recommendation.
Amazon has Google’s Nexus Player on sale for $68, if you’re looking to get yourself set up with an Android TV.
The SHIELD Android TV Box might have only been available to buy for a few weeks, but Nvidia isn’t resting on its laurels. Nvidia is already pushing Upgrade 1.2 to the device via OTA (Over-The-Air). We have the changelog after the break.
Our Android devices are powerful machines, and they’re bound to get even better as chipset manufacturers begin producing power hungry hardware like MediaTek’s monster 10-core processor. Soon enough, most smartphones are going to have more RAM than our laptops, the ZenFone 2 being a perfect example.
How can we take full advantage of this power? After all, in day-to-day use, we barely even scratch the surface of what our smartphone are fully capable of. Well, one way is playing PC games on your Android device. Yes, full-fledged PC games, such as the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Battlefield, and the like.
Capitalizing on the attention Android is getting this week thanks to Google I/O 2015, NVIDIA has been busy with some announcements about new hardware and now, software as well. Yesterday NVIDIA officially started selling their Android-TV based NVIDIA SHIELD console. Today, they announced a new suite of developer tools called NVIDIA AndroidWorks that will be available to all Android platforms, not just those powered by Tegra processors. Read more
Earlier today, NVIDIA took to its website and published the system requirements for its GRID game streaming service. The platform calls for a broadband connection with a speed of 5-10 Mbps for 720p streaming and 30-50 Mbps for 1080p.
NVIDIA announced a SHIELD console recently which was based on Google’s Android TV platform. This console can now be purchased from NVIDIA’s official site starting at $199 for 16GB. While that model will ship this week, the 500GB Pro model, which costs $299, will ship from NVIDIA on June 3. Read more
As a long holiday weekend got underway in the U.S., NVIDIA took the opportunity to start rolling out Android 5.1 to their NVIDIA Shield Tablet devices. As is typically the case with operating system updates, NVIDIA says this one brings improved performance and responsiveness to the devices. Users will also enjoy improved security and support for Android for Work along with typical Android 5.1 improvements like a better quick-settings menu, better profile management and other items. Read more