If you’re the owner of a NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet or SHIELD Portable, odds are you’ve been wondering when your device will receive Android 5.1 Lollipop. According to a few posts in the NVIDIA forums, owners of these devices won’t have to wait much longer.
NVIDIA has been very attentive thus far with OS updates for its SHIELD Tablet, but up until now, there’s been no word as to when the device would receive the newest version of Android. In a post by a customer care representative, the Tablet’s 5.1 OTA update will start rolling out shortly, bringing along with it a few performance improvements.
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A few weeks ago, NVIDIA announced their plans to release Half-Life 2: Episode One on the Shield Tablet. That day has finally come, and Shield Tablet owners can now download the game from Google Play for $7.99. In order to play the game, you must own both a NVIDIA Shield Tablet and a SHIELD controller.
For those who are unfamiliar, Half-Life 2: Episode One was originally released in 2006, and stands as the follow-up to the original Half-Life 2. Set in City 17, Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance fight against the Combine in an attempt to evacuate the city. This is a 2006 release, but the game looks just as good as the original, and it’s always impressive to see a console game [...]
Unnamed sources from “tablet players” told Taiwanese website Digitimes that the new processors are likely to be cheaper than the current models, a sign perhaps that Intel is looking to compete directly with ARM in the low-end market.
The same sources apparently expect the CPUs to be priced between $15 and $20, about $12 than the current models.
In the past, Intel is said to have offered subsidies on its Bay Trail-T processors – including discounts for OEMs on bulk ordering – but prices supposedly remained more expensive than ARM-based quad-core processors from the likes of Nvidia, Qualcomm and Mediatek.
The Tegra Note boasts a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display, 16GB of memory and dual-facing cameras (VGA webcam on the front, 5MP rear camera which promises 100-frame-per-second slow motion recording), while the Tegra 4 system-on-chip is tailored for gaming with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core Cortex A-15 CPU.
The tablet will run the “latest version of the OS” — which presumably means Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, will offer a 10-hour battery life and grant access to Nvidia’s own TegraZone gaming portal – an area where gaming enthusiasts can find Tegra-optimized games.
Nvidia says that the tablet will also support Nvidia’s [...]