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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2014

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet vs the Google Nexus 9 – XDA TV

Almost one year ago, Nvidia announced their latest Tegra system on a chip. The Tegra K1 was a desktop-based fab brought to the mobile arena. While this advancement is great and brings a lot of power to robotics and the like, device adoption has been lackluster. The main recipients of this new chipset are the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet and the Google Nexus 9. In this episode, XDA TV Producer Jordan compares the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet and the Nexus 9. Jordan has...

Jimmy McGee · Dec 26, 2014

OnePlus Indian Ban Lifted, Android One Expanding – XDA TV

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is available for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of TWRP and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest with Cyanogen where the Micromax injunction against OnePlus has been over turned! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

Tomek Kondrat · Dec 25, 2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Gets Android 5.0.1, OTA Available

The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is the latest Android-powered device released by famed GPU manufacturer NVIDIA. This device has been one of the very first devices to receive an update to Android 5.0, beating almost all flagships by various other OEMs. NVIDIA has just announced via their blog that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet received a 2.1 update to Android 5.0.1, which brings a few interesting things. According to NVIDIA, the SHIELD Tablet’s performance should increase. NVIDA has been working on improving...

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...

jerdog · Nov 14, 2014

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet To Receive Lollipop Next Week

NVIDIA's latest device in the SHIELD line, the succinctly named NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, is set to beat all other tablet manufacturers that aren't in the Nexus family to Lollipop. Announced today via their NVIDIA blog, the SHIELD tablet will be receiving the update beginning November 18 and is set to also unveil a new updated Dabbler app all made up with Material Design goodness. XDA TV Producer Jordan highlighted the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet back in August, and NVIDIA has done a...

Jimmy McGee · Sep 1, 2014

New Nvidia SHIELD Tablet OTA! Moto G 4G Gets Official CyangenMod 11 Nightlies – XDA Developer TV

The Nvidia SHIELD Tablet gets its first update! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Nvidia SHIELD getting it's first custom ROMs and be sure the check out the article talking about the Moto G 4G getting Official CyanogenMod! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA...

Will Verduzco · Aug 31, 2014

First ROMs Appear for the Nvidia Shield Tablet

The Nvidia Shield Tablet has only been available for a little over a month. In that short time, Nvidia's latest gaming-capable mobile device has more than proven its worth. In fact, we recently took it for a spin, and we liked what we saw. Since then, it's been rooted, it's received its first major OTA, and the device continues to demonstrate that there is certainly a place for a low-priced and high-powered gaming-centric tablet. Only a few weeks after its release, the...

Tomek Kondrat · Aug 28, 2014

[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update

The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater. The rather small, 84.1 MB update contains the following refinements: Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios Improved camera performance NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream...

Will Verduzco · Aug 20, 2014

Forums Added for the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Sharp Aquos Crystal

Just a few days ago, we took an in depth look at the Nvidia Shield Tablet and liked what we saw. Unfortunately, something was missing at the time, but we've gone ahead and rectified this. I am of course talking about a home forum here on XDA. Along for the ride, we've also added a forum for another new device, the Sharp Aquos Crystal. First up is the Nvidia Shield Tablet. As you undoubtedly gathered from our full review, the Shield Tablet is a...

jordankeyes · Aug 16, 2014

Device Review: Nvidia SHIELD Tablet

A little over a year ago, Nvidia decided to change the game--literally. The Nvidia SHIELD Portable was announced, released, and was very well received. Here we are, shortly following the announcement of a new, and epic, generation of mobile device processors, and Nvidia has officially released their next SHIELD installment, the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. Hardware One of the chief complaints we saw with the original SHIELD Portable was the screen size and resolution. A 5” screen with 720p resolution was usable for...

Jimmy McGee · Aug 13, 2014

How to Root the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan shows you how to root your Nvidia SHIELD Tablet. Jordan has covered the Nvidia SHIELD evolution closely and Nvidia just released the SHIELD Tablet. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the SHIELD tablet is no exception! Jordan presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your SHIELD Tablet using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and straight forward, you use TowelRoot...