NVIDIA announces Lollipop, Valve "Green Box" Bundle, and GRID game-streaming service for SHIELD devices

NVIDIA announces Lollipop, Valve
Not long after we reported the NVIDIA Shield Tablet will be among the devices that will bite on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the green-tinted company announced the rest of the goods it will bring towards SHIELD owners. In addition to Material Design and the preloaded Dabbler app, the SHIELD will be graced by Half-Life 2: Episode One - the first additional installment of Gordon Freeman's adventures - optimized for the NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip/mini power central that fuels the SHIELD tablet. The game will be part of the "Green Box", which includes Half-Life 2 and Portal, too - all for free, bundled with the 32GB/LTE version of the device.

Want some more? NVIDIA announced its GRID gaming service, which brings streaming of video games to SHILED devices straight from the company's GPU farm. Per NVIDIA's words, it delivers "a GeForce GTX gaming experience". GRID will be available in North America soon, reaching western Europe in December, and Asia next year. The service already includes 20 gaming titles and new games are coming every week, and the service will remain subscription free on SHIELD devices through June 30, 2015. Good stuff!


source: NVIDIA

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SHIELD
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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10 Comments

1. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

nvida is a very good tools for game thanks your article zoomtech.ir

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This GRID service sounds great

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I saw the tab, and it would have been much better off with full blown windows and preloaded steam. They would have to make a adjustments, but then you would have tons steam games available from the get-go, and they could have their own program with their own games, like they have an app for this

4. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

problem is nvidia doesn't have x86 chip. simple as that. that's why nvidia was very excited when MS announce WinRT. they hope by the time denver comes out ARM based processor will be used not just in tablet but also in laptop or even desktop (pushed by WinRT ecosystem of course). that's why you always heard about denver design is more for desktop class CPU. but sadly for nvidia the future they look into did not happen.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

this is the only problem. but if they wanted to make the ultimate gaming tablet, it would have to have windows on it. any other OS doesn`t cut it, mostly because of steam.

7. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

that's why nvidia offering game streaming with Shield line up.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

True. there is lag though. I still think making a windows tablet with a intel/NVidia chip combo would awesome.

9. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

well i don't know. right now intel already licensing nvidia gpu IP (that is what intel HD graphic based on). i'm not sure if intel interested to license nvidia design when they already have nvidia IP to make their own GPU.

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah, the main adjustment would be the 300$ price tag to 700$...

10. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Yeah! Android 5.0 Lollipop coming up on 18th nov. for this tablet...

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