Nvidia SHIELD Tablet will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Nvidia today confirmed that its powerful SHIELD Tablet would be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop (which was announced by Google yesterday). While Nvidia can’t say exactly when its tablet will get the update, we assume it’s going to happen in the next few months. Nvidia mentions that, besides Lollipop, “more” is coming to the SHIELD Tablet - though for now it’s not clear what that “more” means.

Like Google’s brand new Nexus 9, the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet is powered by a Tegra K1 processor, being the world’s first tablet to use this chipset. Nvidia presents it as a device that has the “muscle to handle the technologies that make PC gaming great.” That aside, the slate features an 8-inch display with 1200 x 1920 pixels, Nvidia’s own DirectStylus, stereo speakers, 2 GB of RAM, and microSD card support. The tablet also has two 5 MP cameras - one on the front, and another one on the rear side.

The 16 GB, Wi-Fi-only version of the SHIELD Tablet is available since June (costing $299), while the LTE variant, which offers more internal memory, was launched in September for $399. Both models currently run Android 4.4 KitKat.


source: Nvidia (Twitter)

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  • 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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7 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Lol 'tablet for gamers' hahahaha :'D

3. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Well, it does have the game streaming capability that isn't available on other tablets... yet. If you've got a decent nVidia card you can stream your games from you PC to the tablet.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

These are pure stupid. I used to play 'hardcore' video games (PS1,PS2,PS3,Xbox360) & these look cute/childish to me. What's even more ridiculous is that i hear teenage girls saying they are so hardcore gamers , they play candy crush so much their batteries die. :'D

6. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

console and hardcore game ?lol

7. isyraqzamri99

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What is so funny about it?!

2. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Its a nice tablet, but Im still pre ordering my Nexus 9!

5. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I'd rather use remote play with my PS4 on the new Xperia Tablet

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