NVIDIA Posts on XDA

Users Report that NVIDIA Shield TV Now Pairs with PlayStation and Xbox Controllers

We're seeing reports from people within the community that PlayStation and Xbox controllers will now pair with both the 2015 and 2017 NVIDIA Shield TV devices over Bluetooth. It's unclear if this is specific to the NVIDIA Shield TV, or if it's something that is supported because of the new Nougat update that both of...

(Correction) NVIDIA SHIELD TV Preparing for Android Nougat as New SHIELD TV (2017) Releases

UPDATE: This story incorrectly stated that the update had been released, when it was actually in preparation for a rollout in the following weeks. The article has been amended. NVIDIA is preparing to update their SHIELD TV from 3.3 to 5.0, running Android 7.0 Nougat, in the coming weeks This upgrade will bring with it several useful...

FCC Documents Reveal a Look at a SHIELD Portable Refresh

3 years ago, NVIDIA introduced a tablet that re-imagined portable gaming. That tablet was the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable. While considered small for a tablet (with a screen size of 5 inches), it came with a full sized console controller attached. Unfortunately, it was prohibitively expensive for many consumers and suffered from a severe drought of game selection,...

Nintendo Switch to Use a Custom Tegra ARM Processor

While Microsoft and Sony have moved to an x86 CPU for their latest consoles, Nintendo has chosen to go a different route. We've seen rumors over the last year or so that claimed Nintendo's next console would be some sort of tablet device, with some even suggesting the software would be built with the Android OS....

NVIDIA Bringing Plex Media Server to SHIELD Android TV with 3.2 Update in June

During Google I/O 2016, NVIDIA shared some great news about things coming to the SHIELD Android TV, and we covered a good part of it back then. We were also told of more things to come, which gave us something to look forward to. During that time, one of our editors picked up a SHIELD...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Brings Vulkan in its 3.0 Marshmallow Update

The million dollar question seems to be what caused the delay. While it's not definitive I figured I'd post a Twitter conversation here with a Product Manager for the SHIELD devices and let you judge for yourselves. I had to look this up and when thinking about it the timing makes sense. As covered last week...

Vulkan API Means More Control and Alternative to OpenGL [UPDATED]

Thankfully, the press release and materials on the Vulkan web site give us a wealth of information to start answering some of those basic questions that may be out there. First and foremost, Vulkan is not a replacement for OpenGL or OpenGL ES. It is an alternative approach to graphics development, one where much more of...

More NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets get Marshmallow Updates (Updated – 4.0 OTA Halted)

The update follows most of the same notes that we saw with the K1 update in December. SHIELD tablet owners should take note of the new MicroSD card usage and recall that while they can use it for internal storage with the new update, all data on the card will be wiped if electing to...

NVIDIA Shield K1 Tablet Receives Marshmallow OTA Update (Updated)

12/21/15 10:30pm CT Update: The article has been updated to add a response from NVIDIA PR regarding the update for the original tablet model. When NVIDIA announced the reworked SHIELD K1 tablet last month with Lollipop, it noted at launch that the newest version of Android would be making its way to the device within a few months. To build up...

NVIDIA Launches SHIELD Android TV at Google I/O

Since Android TV was announced at Google I/O 2014, there has been very little activity in the way of hardware releases for the platform. Consumers had a very small selection to choose from in the form of the Nexus Player and Razer Forge TV, or they could buy a new Sony or Phillips television with...

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...