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.
As part of the SHIELD tablet experience [...]
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 [...]
During an interview with TabTimes, a senior executive detailed the slate’s reading mode and showed the innovative bookshelf view which acts as an easy gateway to your favorite magazines and books.
The Arc 10 HD launches at the end of October for $399.99 and offers some impressive specs, most notably a 10-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display, Android 4.2, Nvidia’s quad-core 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor and Miracast Wi-Fi technology for streaming media.
The Blog of Mobile notes that Nvidia recently filed the P1640 tablet with Taiwan’s National Communications Commission for approval.
The document itself doesn’t say an awful lot about the hardware – aside the presence of 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth – but does provide a purported image of the tablet.
Meanwhile, Techkiddy reports – citing unnamed sources – that the tablet has a 7-inch 1280 x 768 resolution display, Nvidia’s 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, a 5MP rear camera, Android 4.2.2 and connections for micro-HDMI and USB.
Nvidia is expected to unveil the tablet at IFA 2013 later this week, where TabTimes will be [...]
Benchmark results recently showed up at GFXBench, with these revealing a HP device with a high-resolution 1600 x 1200 display, an Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex A-15 processor and the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The results have subsequently been removed from the website although the folks at Notebook Italia and The Droid Guy managed to grab screenshots.
HP recently returned to the Android tablet market with the low-end Slate 7 and the hybrid Slatebook X2.
Speaking to CNET on Thursday, Huang detailed plans for the new model and confirmed that it will come with Outlook, which took some time to come to the original tablet.
"It is the killer app for Windows," said Huang.
"Now we're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big success."
Despite having being forced into discounting the Surface RT and spending $900 million on unsold stock, Microsoft seems intent on persevering with the Windows RT tablet.
Previous reports have indicated that Microsoft is working on two new Surface tablets, [...]
The so-called Kobo Arc 10 HD tablet apparently recently showed up at the GLBenchmarks website and while the results were subsequently removed, both AndroidOS.in and Eeevolution managed to grab screenshots.
These images appear to indicate that the tablet has a 10-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display, a quad-core 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 processor and the Android 4.2 operating system, specs which would make it one of the most premium tablets on the market.
Kobo has tried with tablets before, launching the budget 7-inch Kobo Arc tablet to a generally positive reception back in September last year.
But Nvidia, a chip supplier to Windows RT makers (including the Tegra 3 chip used in Microsoft’s Surface RT) says it’s committed to the platform long term and is optimistic about its future.
“Surface RT is the very beginning of a long process and it’s the first shot in a changing landscape,” Rene Haas, VP of computing products at Nvidia, told Computerworld.
He also said Nvidia is doing more than talking up RT tablets. Nvidia employees use Surface RT tablets running Windows 8.1 that include Microsoft Outlook and offers VPN improvements.
“Outlook in 8.1 is a big, big deal for us, and it’s not a baby version [...]