Android Gaming Enters a New Generation as Nvidia Shield Reaches the FCC
The Nvidia Shield is one of the two gaming devices to keep an eye out for this year, aside from the Razer gaming tablet, OK maybe 3 devices if you count the Wikipad. The PS Vita is basically dead and I don’t think we’ll ever see a new Nintendo DS, so it’s all in the hands of tablets…
The Nvidia Shield is neither a tablet, nor a handset, but it’s a gaming device with Android and specs that would rival the ones of a very good slate. The system ships next month and preorders are already available from May 20th, if I’m not mistaking. The device has reached the FCC this week and it goes for $350 if you want one.
This is a Tegra 4 device (ARM A15 CPU), with 72 GPU Cores, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 802.11n MiMo WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. There’s also mini HDMI output, a microUSB 2.0 port, dual analog joysticks, a D Pad and left/right analog triggers. The OS here is Android Jelly Bean.