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Nvidia bringing Grid cloud-based game streaming to Shield Tablet

11/13, 11:40am

Android Lollipop update dated for Nvidia Shield Tablet among other updates

Nvidia is finally going to offer its Grid cloud-based gaming service to customers later this month. Nvidia Grid will allow gamers to stream a selection of PC games from its servers over the Internet, similar to PlayStation Now and OnLive, though the GPU producer will only allow owners of the Shield Tablet access initially, before a wider launch of the service to other devices.

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Nvidia shows Lollipop, updates on Shield Tablet, new game promotion

11/04, 4:56pm

Shield Tablet getting Android 5.0 by end of November, free Ubisoft game for GPU buyers

While Nvidia teased that the Shield Tablet would be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade on Twitter last month, the company failed to say when. Thanks to a new video teasing Lollipop on the tablet, owners can now expect to see the new mobile operating system (OS) on the device by the end of November. Nvidia also announced today that it's launching a new game promotion for GPU buyers called "Pick Your Path."

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Briefly: Nvidia Shield LTE, Acer 'Black Edition' gaming notebooks ship

09/30, 4:15pm

Nvidia Shield LTE gaming tablet ships in United States

The LTE-equipped version of the Nvidia Shield gaming tablet has gone on sale in the United States. The tablet, which is able to stream gameplay from a gaming PC over a network as well as being able to locally play Android titles, is available at $399 as an unlocked device, though it can also be acquired via AT&T on-contract for $299.

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Nvidia Shield pre-orders begin in US, Europe for September 30 release

09/16, 11:34am

LTE Shield tablet certified for AT&T LTE network

Pre-orders for a version of the Shield gaming tablet with LTE have opened in the United States and Europe. Coming after the Wi-Fi model's release and set to ship on September 30th for both continents, the LTE version adds cellular connectivity, with the mobile device claimed to be certified for AT&T's LTE network, though the unlocked version will also work with a number of other carriers.

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First look: Nvidia Shield Android gaming tablet

08/21, 8:04am

Nvidia delivers genuine differentiation with its Shield gaming tablet

Although it might look like just another Android tablet, the Nvidia Shield Android gaming tablet is one of the more interesting devices to come out in a segment that swamped with endless options, but little genuine differentiation. It tries to stand out from the crowd not with a heavily customized user interface, or even bold design, but rather tries to specialize in one particular area - Android gaming. It is also one of the first devices on the market running Nvidia's latest chip, the Tegra K1. While it still sports a 32-bit ARM Cortex A15 4+1 architecture clocked at 2.2GHz, its graphics capabilities are the real highlight. It sports 192 Kepler GPU cores, which is the very same architecture that powers Nvidia's vaunted discrete desktop and notebook GPUs.

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Nvidia launches Shield Tablet with 8-inch display, separate controller

07/22, 10:42am

Nvidia Shield Tablet retains game-streaming functionality of original device

Nvidia has finally launched a new gaming tablet in the Shield product line, following a number of leaks. The successor to the Shield controller and the Tegra Note 7, the Shield Tablet effectively separates the display and controller elements of the original Shield, with an accompanying wireless controller allowing it to be used in a similar manner as a portable console.

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Nvidia Shield Tablet appears in media render with Tegra Note styling

07/18, 6:30am

Rumored Shield Tablet has similar appearance to predecessor, metallic speaker grilles

An image of what is believed to be Nvidia's next attempt at a gaming tablet has leaked. Thought to be called the Shield Tablet, tying into an earlier certification leak, the device appears to have a similar appearance to the company's previous Tegra Note 7 tablet, though apparently it will have a slightly different placement of front-facing camera and metallic sections covering the speaker grilles.

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Nvidia's next Shield device rumored be an Android powered console

07/14, 3:22pm

BBC points to the newest Shield being powered by K1, utilizing same software

The BBC has learned through anonymous sources that the next iteration of the Nvidia Shield could be used to play Android and stream PC games in a new way. The rumored device looks to build on existing technology surrounding the Shield, including the use of the GeForce Experience and GameStream to stream games from a host computer powered by an Nvidia GPU.

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Nvidia Shield successor leaks in certification listings as tablet

07/02, 11:31am

Shield Tablet spotted as name for Nvidia gaming handheld follow-up

Nvidia is preparing to launch another device in its Shield product line, with the device likely to take a different form from the original. New listings for a device have appeared at the Global Certification Forum directly mentioning a Shield Tablet, suggesting that, not only will it have LTE connectivity, but it could also change shape from a controller with a clamshell screen to a more conventional tablet.

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Nvidia works with Valve to bring Portal and Half-Life 2 to Shield

05/12, 2:20pm

Handheld now features two of the highest rated PC games of all time

Last month at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it would be working with game developer Valve to bring one of the most celebrated games in PC history to the Android-powered Shield handheld. Today, the company announced that Portal is available on the Google Play store, with an added bonus: Half-Life 2 has also been ported, and released for use with the Shield.

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Nvidia upgrades Shield to Android KitKat, adds out-of-home GameStream

04/07, 3:16pm

Nvidia Shield can be used to stream games over the Internet from home PC

Nvidia's latest Android 4.4.2 software update for the Shield handheld game system allows players to stream games from their computer to the device outside of the home. Expanding from the existing in-home streaming, the remote GameStream feature is in beta and requires a hefty connection on each side, with the home PC graphics card compatibility list extended to include the GTX 800M, 700M, and select 600M GPUs in gaming notebooks.

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Briefly: Gogo expands to Japan, Nvidia updates Shield to Android 4.3

10/28, 2:08pm

Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi adopted by Japan Airlines, rolls out mid-2014

Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi is heading to Japan, with the entire Japan Airlines (JAL) fleet of domestic planes set to offer the service. The move, following Delta Airline's adoption of Gogo on its international fleet, will see all 77 JAL domestic aircraft start offering the Ku-band satellite Internet service to customers beginning in the summer of 2014, writes Engadget.

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Nvidia CEO hints at Shield 2 powered by next-gen Tegra chip

10/21, 3:07pm

Executive highlights upcoming products

Following several announcements last week, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is already hinting at the next-generation Shield console. In an interview with Engadget, the executive noted that consumers should expect a new Shield device whenever the company introduces an updated version of its Tegra chip.

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Nvidia delays Shield shipments to July 31st following component issues

07/21, 2:29pm

Mechanical flaw with third-party component delays Shield by four days

Nvidia has updated the expected shipping date of its handheld Android gaming system to July 31st, following a fault. The Tegra 4-powered Shield was originally set to ship on July 27th, but an undefined "mechanical issue" relating to a "third-party component" caused the extended delay, with early buyers likely to get their purchases in early August.

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Nvidia cuts price of Shield to $299, confirms June 27th launch date

06/20, 10:03am

Price cut lowers $349 hand-held game system by $50

Nvidia has dropped the price of its hand-held gaming system by $50 ahead of its June 27th release date, following requests from gamers. The Shield will now cost $299 at launch instead of the $349 price tag, with the GPU producer amending the price for those who pre-ordered the Android-based device which can stream games from a PC over a local network.

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Shots emerge of BlackBerry's "Find My iPhone" rival service

06/25, 6:10pm

Screenshots of BlackBerry Shield service surface

Screenshots of an upcoming BlackBerry service called Shield have emerged, revealing its functions. According to BBNews, it behaves similarly to the Find My iPhone feature for iPhones with MobileMe accounts; it allows tracking handsets on Google Maps and remotely wiping important information using only a web browsing. It would also support custom lost and found messages, remote password settings, and alarms to find the BlackBerry when it's close by.

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