The NVIDIA SHIELD may not be all that popular (sadly), but NVIDIA continues working on the device. The latest news to come from NVIDIA is the update coming soon to the portable gaming device. It will be receiving an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. While the version of Android won’t really be changing much, NVIDIA has packed this update full of amazing changes.
First and foremost, GameStream will come out of beta with this update. No longer are you limited to your home network. You can now remotely wake your PC and stream games when your connecting is higher than 5 Mbps up and down. GameStream also now supports mobile graphics cards, if you have a GTX model in the 600M, 700M, or 800M series. And lastly, it can now stream 1080p content at 60 FPS.
Outside of GameStream, NVIDIA has added support for Bluetooth mice and keyboards when in console mode to get more of a PC gaming experience. The TegraZone app has been updated with some new visuals, and the Gamepad Mapper is being redesigned to be more useful. It’s a feature-packed update you don’t want to miss if you own a SHIELD.
And if you don’t own a SHIELD, and this new update really solidifies the purchase decision for you, NVIDIA has put the SHIELD up on sale for only $200 until April 1st. With over 330 supported games and over 100 PC games that support GameStream, it’s a pretty awesome little device to own if you like to game on the go. Tell us what you think of this update in the comments, and buy the device if you’re interested!