Last week Nvidia pushed out their OTA update for the Tegra K1 Shield tablet that featured plenty of bug fixes and optimizations. Today Nvidia has pushed out another update but this time it is for their Nvidia Shield Android TV unit. Sorry, no LTE version of their Shield Tablet update as of yet.
Nvidia has pushed out a new OTA update, that being update 1.2, for their Tegra K1 Shield tablet this afternoon. This update, which is mainly bug fixes and optimizations, bumps the Android version up to 6.0.1 for this particular Shield device. Before anyone asks however, the LTE version's update is still being worked on, so you'll be sticking with Android 5.1.1 for a bit longer.
As we reported last week, the HTC Vive Consumer Edition VR headset bundle went live with pre-orders on February 29th, 2016. One concern that some people has with the possible success of this headset was the pricing, with the pre-order package coming in at $799, which is $200 more than the Oculus Rift.
Back in January Mad Catz announced that they had become part of the Designed for Samsung program. As you are probably guessing, this program is all about designing peripherals and other devices for use with Samsung products, and in the case of Mad Catz, this is mainly game controllers. While at MWC 2016, Mad Catz unveiled a refreshed version of their S.U.R.F.r game controller and mobile keypad designed specifically for Samsung's new flagship phones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Plenty of Virtual Reality news today as Samsung has made it an official 'thing' that if you are planning to pre-order one of the newly announced Galaxy S7 devices, you'll also receive a Gear VR bundle with it for free. So what comes in the free Gear VR bundle? Well, it's actually not a bad little deal.
Mobile World Congress 2016 has started and Samsung held their usual Unpacked event that they do each year, but this time the company's focuses was a lot on mobile gaming. during their event, Samsung ran a tech demo which was to show off Unreal Engine 4 running with the new Vulkan platform.
While owners of the original Shield tablet are waiting on their Marshmallow update to become available again after it was pulled because of a nasty Wi-Fi related bug, owners of Nvidia's Shield Android TV units are now having their Marshmallow goodies rolling out to them in a new update starting today.
HTC has shipped out two developer kits for their upcoming Vive VR headset that they have been developing since last year with Valve. Well it looks like consumers will finally be able to get their hands on their own headset soon as both companies have revealed the Consumer Edition of the HTC Vive. On top of that, pre-orders will be going live in just over 6 days.
Google initially released their Cardboard VR headset as an example of Virtual Reality and Android working together. Now reports are coming out that the company is working on a new VR headset that will actually take the form of a true VR headset, instead of a piece of folded cardboard.
Mobile gaming is by its very definition playing games while on the go. However, the entire platform has progressed to the point where you can sit at home playng your favorite mobile games for hours, playing them on your Android TV set-top box/console of choice, streaming on Twitch, and even eSports competitions. So with that evolution it should be no surprise that other aspects of the traditional gaming platforms are also making their way into the world of mobile gaming.
While the newer Nvidia Shield K1 Tablets already come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the original Shield tablet has been waiting patiently to match its brother in OS version. Today marks the first day that Nvidia has begun pushing out an OTA update for the original Shield Tablets to get their Marshmallow goodness as well.