The display of a phone may be the most noticeable piece of hardware. We stare at it for hours on end each day. But, those beautiful pixels mean absolutely nothing if the wrong processor is used to power the phone. Fortunately the major players only use the best chips on the market for their flagship ... Read More »
NVIDIA delivers a major SHIELD update; virtual button mapping, ‘console’ mode, GameStream, Android 4.3
The NVIDIA SHIELD got off to a rocky start with a price drop prior to a launch delayed by a hardware issue. However when SHIELD finally did make it into reviewers and consumers hands, the response was largely positive. The final hardware is exceptionally well thought-out and constructed. SHIELD shipped ... Read More »
When the Nexus 7 2013 was launched, Google decided to go with a Qualcomm processor instead of sticking with NVIDIA’s Tegra platform. Whether it was a mistake or not is a discussion for another day, but NVIDIA had to do something to promote its Tegra 4 processor for various devices. Part of that effort manifested ... Read More »
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Nvidia’s Tegra 3 turned out to be quite the popular SoC, thanks in large part to the popularity of the original Nexus 7. The Tegra 4, however, has seen a much different fate. Due to poor Windows sales and a lost bid in the 2013 Nexus 7, the Tegra 4 has experienced weak sales with ... Read More »
Without a whole lot of hoopla, HP has unveiled its second entry into the Android space – the HP SlateBook x2. Unlike the HP Slate 7 which features mediocre specs and design materials, the HP SlateBook x2 comes packed with top-notch internals and a sleek design. Rather than creating a run of the mill Android ... Read More »
The first Tegra 4 devices have just started shipping this month, but NVIDIA is ready to tantalize their fans with what next year will bring with Tegra 5 and the mobile Kepler GPU inside. This isn’t the first time we are hearing about mobile Kepler, this Battlefield 3 demo back in April showed ... Read More »
NVIDIA has been showing off the SHEILD in select places, and I got to play with one. I drove an hour to go play with it… and arrived three hours early. I thought to myself, “Was it worth waiting three hours ... Read More »
As you most likely recall, NVIDIA’s new handheld was originally slated to launch on June 27. Literally just a day before launch, they were forced to call it off due to a mechanical issue.
The announcement at the time was simply that the new launch date would be in July, but no definite ... Read More »
The life of concept devices is often rough. We’ve seen it time and time again with companies trying to take a fresh spin on an idea but finding themselves with a product that simply doesn’t sell. We recognize that manufacturers are always taking a risk when they create a unique device but sometimes we just ... Read More »
Just a day before Shield was set to launch (and only six days after announcing the official date), NVIDIA has been forced to push back the release of their Tegra 4 powered gaming handheld. The culprit is an unspecified mechanical defect found in the final hardware.
While it’s gratifying to see ... Read More »