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NVIDIA Shield now shipping July 31

NVIDIA this morning announced that Shield -- its handheld, Android-based gaming system -- will ship on July 31, a little more than a month late. Shield originally was to ship June 27, but an unspecified "mechanical issue" with a "third-party component" pushed the launch into July. Shield, which is...
ZTE Geek

ZTE Geek announced again, this time with Tegra 4 and 1080p display

ZTE makes good on promise of first Tegra 4 device with new internals for previously announced phone Rather than watch its flagships be leaked over and over again, ZTE has jumped out in front of speculation and announced the ZTE Geek, the world's first Tegra 4 phone. The name "Geek" may ring a...
Shield hands-on

Go hands-on with NVIDIA's Shield at select locations this August

Catch a summer movie and play with a hot new Android device NVIDIA is offering a way for you to find out first-hand about their upcoming Shield handheld, provided you're in New York or San Francisco. At select theaters, they will have their Shield Movie Theater Experience Centers set up where...
ZTE U988S

ZTE U988S images appear, could be world's first Tegra 4 phone

Familiar ZTE styling with the latest internals from NVIDIA make good on previous promise If rumors and leaked images (shown above) are to be believed, ZTE is set to launch the U988S as the world's first Tegra 4-powered handset. While ZTE and NVIDIA announced a partnership to make the Chinese...
NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield delayed as 'mechanical issue' pushes launch to July

No new shipping date given for portable Android gaming console/controller NVIDIA Shield — the graphics company's ambitious move into the consumer hardware space — will miss its June 27 shipping date because of a "mechanical issue" that popped up during final testing, the company announced today...
NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield price dropped to $299, availability date set at June 27

Preorders also will see the $50 discount NVIDIA dropped a serious stunner about the Shield this morning, announcing a new $299 price tag and general availability starting June 27. According to a post on their official blog, they got great feedback from everyone who has used the device, but there...
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NVIDIA to license Kepler GPU, visual computing patents to mobile manufacturers

Licensing its technology will help the company expand its reach to even more devices and markets NVIDIA announced in a blog post today that it will be breaking away from simply making its own GPUs and SoCs to now licensing its technology out to other manufacturers. The chip maker will kick...
Android Central

Another look at Dead Trigger 2 on NVIDIA Shield

Our first look at Dead Trigger 2 at CES was great, and since then the game has come a long way. We met up with the guys from Madfinger Games at E3 for a walkthrough of a new gas station arena level. Of course the zombie-infested first-person shooter is well-known for its excellent graphics, and...
Android Central

Hands-on with Nyko's upcoming NVIDIA Shield accessories

Nyko recently announced their first batch of NVIDIA Shield accessories, and we got a chance to play around with them at E3. First up is a soft shell with form-fitted interior for some solid baseline protection. There's a zipper all around the outside to keep it snug, and a lanyard to make sure you...
Android Central

NVIDIA Grid shows you can play Borderlands 2 on Ouya

Back at CES, NVIDIA announced a cloud gaming solution called Grid, though it was mostly overshadowed by the Shield portable console. Luckily at E3 we got some time with one of the grid engineers, Chad Cooper, to talk about what Grid can do. Specifically, they were showing how the Android-powered ...
NYKO NVIDIA Shield Travel Case

NYKO unveils NVIDIA Shield accessories at E3

Accessories-maker NYKO today at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles unveiled a trio of accessories for the upcoming NVIDIA Shield, which is still on track for release this month. NYKO rolled out a pair of cases -- a travel case that very much looks like NVIDIA's own travel case, as well as a...
NVIDIIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield still on track for June shipping

A few folks (including us) who have preordered the NVIDIA Shield controller have found themselves in possession of a snazzy new Shield T-shirt over the past couple days to go along with their $350 preorder. Accompanying the shirt was a note, which reads thusly: Thank you for pre-ordering SHIELD...
Android Central

From the Forums: What else can you do with the NVIDIA Shield?

We all knew the controls were great for games, but did you know they're also a really cool way to navigate the UI? As release day for the NVIDIA Shield gets closer, I know plenty of us are thinking of the games we're going to download and play on the Tegra-powered clamshell. I know I am, and so...
Toshiba tablet

Toshiba announces Excite Write, Excite Pro and Excite Pure tablets

Two new high-def Tegra 4 tablets and a budget Tegra 3 offering Toshiba has taken the wraps off three new 10-inch Android tablets this morning -- the Excite Write, Excite Pro and Excite Pure -- all powered by NVIDIA's Tegra processors. Both the Excite Write and Excite Pro are powered by the...
Tegra 4 and 4i chips

NVIDIA demos Cat 4 LTE on Tegra 4i at CTIA

i500 LTE modem gains support for 150Mbps LTE with software update At CTIA in Las Vegas, chipmaker NVIDIA has taken the opportunity to showcase the LTE capabilities of its upcoming Tegra 4i SoC, its mobile processor designed for mainstream smartphones. Announced back in February, Tegra 4i...
NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA Shield up for pre-order ahead of schedule

"Growing buzz" moves up pre-order date for gaming handheld NVIDIA has announced that it's moved up the pre-order date for its Shield handheld gaming device, due to "growing buzz" from partners in recent days. That means you can now pre-order NVIDIA Shield right now, either directly from NVIDIA...
Android Central

How many times can you open and close NVIDIA Shield before it breaks?

That's a big display, and a hinge that's a big point of failure — but the good news is it should last a while Stating the obvious here, but you're going to be opening and closing NVIDIA Shield a lot. You don't have a choice. To use it, you've got to flip open that 5-inch display, exposing the...
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A new look at the newly official NVIDIA Shield [video]

It's coming this June for $349, and we've got your first look at the refined NVIDIA Shield with stock Android Easily two of the more exciting announcements to come out of CES 2013 this past January were the Tegra 4 mobile processor and graphics platform from NVIDIA, and its "Project Shield"...
NVIDIA Shield

'Project' no more: NVIDIA Shield preorders start May 20 for $349, ships in June

NVIDIA promises to change mobile gaming with the Shield -- a handheld console that's pure Android and pure fun Think back to CES this past January, and chances are you'll remember NVIDIA's Project Shield. It sort of stole the whole show, and it's finally here. In case you missed all the hub-bub ...
NVIDIA Shield and the Parrot AR Drone

Test flight: NVIDIA Shield and the Parrot AR Drone

The NVIDIA Shield might be a powerhouse of an Android-based gaming system, but that's really just the tip of the iceberg, right? If you're really looking to take your brain for a spin, you've got to try Shield with the Parrot AR Drone.  If somehow you've been able to avoid the AR Drone -- or its...

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