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Jimmy McGee · Nov 19, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet! – XDA TV

Not too long ago, Nvidia announced the successor to the Nvidia Shield, which got redubbed the SHIELD Portable. The successor was the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. In the past, XDA TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD (Portable) unboxing, review, and a played a couple games, including streaming games from his PC to his SHIELD. Also, he showed you how you can play two hot PC games on the SHIELD natively, Half Life 2 and Portal. Check out this video to watch Jordan talk...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 4, 2014

Portal and Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia SHIELD! Win an Nvidia SHIELD! – XDA Developer TV

Not too long ago, Nvidia announced that the world of PC gaming has arrived on the Nvidia Shield in a whole new way. You may recall that XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD unboxing, review, and a played a couple games, including streaming games from his PC to his SHEILD. But now, you can play two hot PC games on the SHIELD natively: Half Life 2 and Portal. Check out this video to watch Jordan play and talk about these games on...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 30, 2014

Nvidia SHIELD April 2014 KitKat Update Brings Remote PC Game Streaming! – XDA Developer TV

Just over a month ago, Nvidia released a large update to the Nvidia Shield. Previously, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD unboxing, review, and a played a couple games on the device. However, many have wanted KitKat for the device, as well as an improved GameStream feature, which allows users to play PC games on their SHIELD devices. Luckily for us, Nvidia took everyone's “constructive” criticism and listened. They released an update that addressed various requests, updated the device to KitKat Android 4.4.2, and released...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 11, 2014

Nvidia SHIELD Updated to KitKat, HTC One M8 S-Off, Nokia X’s First AOSP ROM – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat rolled out to the Nvidia SHIELD! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the story on how the Sprint HTC One M8 was updated to 1.54.651.8 and received a new extreme power savings mode and the news about the HTC One M8 receiving S-Off! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 7, 2014

Nvidia Shield Receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA, Brings Remote Game Stream Beta

A game changing device in the Android world, the renowned GPU designer Nvidia released their portable Shield gaming console in part to showcase the power of the mobile Tegra 4 chipset. Now, this handheld micro console joins the ranks of the many other devices to have KitKat available for them. However, this update brings more than just Google’s break-me-off-a-piece-of-that-Android-bar to the Shield. Nvidia upgraded several of the Shield's unique features. GameStream, which allows you to stream PC games over your...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2013

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013. Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile device choices, the rapid expansion of wearable technology and Google Glass, and much more. So take a moment to check out today's video and...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 5, 2013

Forum Added for Android Gaming Consoles and Handhelds

With increasingly powerful GPUs and a growing number of high quality game releases, gaming on Android is becoming a very real thing. As such, more and more users are delving beyond casual gaming titles like Angry Birds, instead investing decent amounts of energy playing large-scale releases. Alongside our powerful mobile devices, we've also seen the emergence of a new class of device. Rather than simply playing games on standard mobile phones or traditional game consoles, people are increasingly turning to...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 30, 2013

What’s New on the Nvidia SHIELD? – XDA Developer TV

Just over three months ago, Nvidia released the Nvidia Shield to the world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan got his hands on it and did an unboxing, review, and a couple gameplay videos. However, there were admittedly some hiccups for Nvidia in their first foray into device manufacturing. Luckily for us, Nvidia took our “constructive” criticisms and listened. They released an update that has addressed a majority of the problems. The update fixes everything from the much needed ability to...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 4, 2013

How to Root and Bootloader Unlock the Nvidia SHIELD – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Nvidia Shield. The Nvidia Shield is a device that is in a class all of it's own. There is really nothing else like it, and that is a good thing. But as usual, here at XDA we must root all the things and the Shield is no exception to that! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access and unlock the bootloader on your Nvidia...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 9, 2013

Nexus 7 Gone from AOSP, JBQ Quits, and Fine Tune Chromecast Tab Streaming – XDA Developer TV

The Nvidia SHIELD's open source materials were released, while the this wasn't the case for the Nexus 7 (2013). That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is an article about optimizing your Chormecast and news about the XDA Development Database. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin released a video, giving you a basic education about the...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 8, 2013

Open Source Materials and Factory Images for SHIELD

After watching Jordan's review of the Nvidia SHIELD, you may be interested in picking one up for yourself. And there's no fault in this, as the shield packs some serious hardware and battery power, as well as some nice proprietary features such as PC game mirroring and that all-important game controller, in a sleek and portable device. However, this being XDA, many of us are waiting to see just how open the device is towards aftermarket development before getting started. In...

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jordankeyes · Aug 7, 2013

Device Review: Nvidia SHIELD

Back in January, I was lucky enough to be asked to represent XDA at CES. In my experience, one of the most exciting things unveiled at this year’s CES was the Nvidia's “Project SHIELD.” Here we are, just over six months later, and SHIELD is no longer a “Project,” but a full-fledged, consumer-ready device. In the middle of June, I ended up with a SHIELD in my hands, direct from the people at Nvidia. We were given a demonstration, allowed...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 2, 2013

CyanogenMod Team Announces Nemesis with Focal Camera, Android 4.3 Brings TRIM Support – XDA Developer TV

If just having the latest Android 4.3 wasn't a good enough reason to upgrade, Android 4.3 has TRIM support! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an announcement that CyanogenMod Team has realeased Focal from Project Nemesis and some forums were added for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Huawei Ascend P6. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV....

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 31, 2013

Nvidia SHIELD Unboxing – XDA Developer TV

Back at CES, Nvidia announced a unique Android Device. It wasn't a tablet. It wasn't a phone. It wasn't a phablet. It was SHIELD. As XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan talked about earlier, SHIELD is a gaming device poised to really make use of Nvidia's next flagship SoC, the Tegra 4. Designed to resemble a standard gaming controller, SHIELD is intended to shake up the drab Android gaming ecosystem, and Nvidia is doing what they can to deliver a great product....

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Will Verduzco · Apr 10, 2013

Forums Added for the US HTC One Variants, HTC First, and Nvidia Project Shield

During the past week, we've created several new forums for exciting new mobile devices. Not too long ago, we took a look at the HTC One at its launch event in New York City. We then promptly put it through its paces with a round of benchmarks. After we found it to be a solid performer, we then decided to give it a home in our forum. Now, its US variants can also share in the joy with forums of...

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