Yep, you heard us right. It’s a meme waiting to happen, but we’ll set that aside for a moment. What’s important is that you can now get the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, the NVIDIA wireless game controller, and a bundle of games all for USD$399.
The NVIDIA SHIELD mobile gaming device has been around for over a year now, gaining a cult following as one of the best mobile gaming platforms around. Today, this device is getting a relevant update to the SHIELD Hub app which serves as the game launcher platform for the device – some Material Design aesthetic and the addition of 1080p at 60FPS streaming from the device to your TV. Naturally, this update is also available for the SHIELD tablet.
We said it before, NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is set to become one of today’s gaming powerhouses. With NVIDIA continuing in its effort to bring games exclusive to the platform – not just games, but quality ones too – more and more people are getting convinced that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is a legit gaming platform. Enter “Half Life 2 Episode One”, the first of three episodes that serve as a sequel to “Half Life 2” which was originally released in 2004.
NVIDIA is giving its SHIELD Tablet users a holiday gift. The promised Android 5.0 update, and all the other goodies that it will bring, is now available for the taking for the LTE models of the device, claimed to be the first LTE tablet in the US to get the update. Simply head to your device's Settings app to get to the System Update option. Don't be surprised if it isn't available yet immediately, as it does take some time for updates to completely roll out to everyone.
Of course, you saw it coming. This weekend will see yet another flood of sales and promotions to entice buyers to hand over their cash. And with the growing number of devices in the market today, many of those will undoubtedly be spent on electronics and games. Not to be outdone, NVIDIA will be offering bundles of its SHIELD gaming crew with huge discounts. But take heed, as these rare creatures will only appear for little less than a day.
Samsung and Apple slapping each other with lawsuits isn’t the only big legal matter to watch out for in the tech industry. Samsung has gotten a new enemy in NVIDIA. Last September, NVIDIA filed patent lawsuit infringements agains the South Korean electronics giant and Qualcomm. That was the first time NVIDIA filed a lawsuit on any company after being in the business for 21 years.
That was quite a mouthful, but the goodies that SHIELD Tablet owners will be receiving in today's update will definitely be a handful as well. NVIDIA has started the release of its major update to the gaming device and, as promised, the update not only brings in Android 5.0 to the tablet but a whole host of new features, not least among them the new GRID on-demand game rental system that brings triple-A PC games to mobile.
It isn't Christmas yet, but it might as well be for fans and owners of NVIDIA's hit SHIELD Tablet gaming device and productivity gadget in one. Even before the upcoming holiday and shopping madness sets in, NVIDIA is announcing three treats coming our way. First is the much awaited update that will be bringing in the sweetness of Android Lollipop. Second is the fresh new batch of high-profile games, including Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode One. And last but not least is GRID, NVIDIA's "Netflix for games".
Just a day after it has revealed when it will roll out Android Lollipop for its SHIELD Tablet, NVIDIA has released a system update for its earlier SHIELD Portable handheld. While this update does have some rather important changes, perhaps including the new SHIELD Hub alluded to yesterday, this is not yet the awaited Android 5.0 for the device, whose arrival still remains unknown.