We have been following the progress of the Lollipop update since it was announced that the Nvidia Shield Tablet would be the first commercial product outside of the new Nexus series of devices that would be receiving the new Android OS. Well the update is right on time and is now being pushed out to Nvidia Shield owners.
Following the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0 is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook 10.1. Featuring a 10.1" 1280x800 display, the latest Nook is another Samsung/Barnes and Noble Hybrid and retails currently for $299 with an instant $50 rebate.
If you are not yet sold on getting an Nvidia Shield Tablet for your Android gaming needs, this morning Nvidia began teasing on Twitter that there are a bunch of new features coming to their tablet, the biggest one being Android 5.0 Lollipop.
This is probably the fastest we've seen a device going from announcement to launch, at least when it comes to Nvidia. They are definitely not wasting any time with getting their new Shield Tablet into the hands of Android gamers and today customers in Canada and the US are having their units shipped out.
Yesterday we reported on Nvidia's upcoming Shield Tablet and the massive leak that basically unofficially announced the new device along with pricing, hardware specs and pretty much everything else related to it. Today is the official announcement from Nvidia themselves along with all the details, pricing and launch date information as well.
Set for a July 22nd announcement followed by a July 29th, 2014 release in the US and Canada, the long rumored Shield Tablet has leaked with all the details attached. Priced at $299 for a 16GB model, $399 for a 32GB model with LTE, the Shield Tablet, made by Nvidia is a powerhouse of a device.
We had previously reported on the FCC filing of the NVIDIA Shield 2, but it is not the only Shield device in the works apparently. Rumors of a NVIDIA Shield Tablet started with a tablet, named "NVIDA Mocha," when it appeared on GFXBench. Later, the site Fudzilla posted a story about this 7.9" tablet being a part of the Shield Brand.
On Thursday, in an impressive effort to bolster consumer interest in its well received Nook line of tablet computers, Barnes & Noble Inc. has announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. to release a co-branded Nook tablet. The upcoming device will be a re-purposed Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The co-branded tablet is expected to launch in August, with Nook software pre-installed on the device.
First Oculus Rift, now Google’s Project Tango. It seems that virtual reality might actually be closer to us than we all expected based on how fast the technologies geared for it are advancing. For those of you who don’t know yet, Google has been working with a multitude universities, companies, and research labs for this project. What exactly is it? Well, Google plans to develop devices capable of human-scale understanding of space and motion- that is to say: sense and depth of the real 3D world. This just opens up possibilities in every field such as map apps as well as implications on the next generation of gaming.