Price cut, an update to KitKat, and better streaming coming to the NVIDIA Shield
NVIDIA's gamepad-shaped love letter to mobile gaming, the Shield Tegra 4-based console, is about to become better and cheaper. For starters, a price cut will trim the Shield's price down to $199, which is definitely more palatable than the $250 to $300 which the device used to sell for. While NVIDIA hasn't explained its motives, it's not unreasonable to assume that a successor to the console is being primed for release in the coming months and inventory must be cleared. Or maybe the company just wants to sell some more Shields. Regardless, the newly discounted device will be getting Android 4.4 KitKat soon, with Google's Immersive Mode to make better use of the 5-inch 720p IPS display, and further NVIDIA goodies. For what we know, a new version of TegraZone with refreshed interface and news feed to cover the latest games is coming along.
It looks like NVIDIA has kept busy lately. So, are you getting a Shield at the new price?
source: NVIDIA via Android Central
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I know.. I have Moga Pro and it works just great. this thing will fail...
4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I said the same thing yesterday but thought to myself do I really need it. If Sony released a version of their Sony Viva with Android that would have appealed to me more. This nvidia gadget is too clunky for my taste.
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Very nice. I was just thinking of buying a Vita. If the game streaming can work with AMD GPUS as well (Since I have a Radeon, not a Geforce) then I would totally get this over the Vita.
6. renz4 (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
AFAIK the game streaming will never work with other than kepler based gpu because the need for specific hardware that only exist on kepler gpu. in theory the streaming could work without this hardware but latency will be the issue.