We have mentioned previously that Nvidia was gearing up to release their Android Nougat update for the company’s Shield and Shield K1 tablets. Well for those of you who own either of those tablets, this Android OS update is finally making its way to everyone. There is a lot that comes with this OS update to look forward to.
While everyone with an original Shield Android TV console is waiting to get the Android 7.0 (a.k.a Nougat), which has plenty of confusion as to exactly when that will be arriving (around a week from now), the Shield Android TV isn’t the only Shield device getting the OS update soon. The Shield Tablet will also be getting the OS update but that is still a bit further in the future.
FCC E-filing yielded up some new information and photos on what appears to be a new Shield handheld. In the letter to the FCC from NVIDIA they designate it a Portable Gaming Device, with the type designation P2523. It will feature micro SD card expansion, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and charge via mini-USB.
With the new Finch Shift controllers you can now play Oculus Rift and Vive games on your smartphone, but there’s a catch…. There is a new entry into the mobile VR controller market and it’s called the Finch Shift. This new controller will work with any Android phone using Google Cardboard, Gear VR, Google Daydream and even the Oculus Rift.
Reach Robotics debuted their Augmented Reality game Mekamon today at CES. It features premium gaming robots that battle in both physical and virtual worlds. They’re currently available at MekaMon.com for $329, or $599 for a pair.
Next on the list, after the rather entertaining Asus press conference, is the Samsung Press Event. Will we see an official Galaxy 8 announcement or Geavr VR related goodies? Who knows, but chances are there will be a lot to do with TVs and smart home appliances. If that’s your thing, you’ll be happy. We are hoping for some mobile related news to come out of this event.
The next press event for CES 2017, which will hopefully be a bit better than LG’s event which had nothing at all to do with mobile, is the Asus press event. This will more than likely have plenty of mobile goodness in it, since it is called Zennovation. Either way, you can watch it live along with us being there at 11:30am PST.
RCA is trying to appeal to a wider customer base this year, evidenced by their two new tablets at CES. Dubbed the Voyager III and the Horizon 17, they aim to strike a balance between price and function. So does everyone else, so they need to hit a very small sweet spot.
Like every year we attend CES in all of its glory. This includes all the press events that happen the day before the actual show floor opens up, which happens to be today this year. While we sit in each press conference, you can follow along by watching the actual press event with us with the live stream from LG.
At CES 2017, Qualcomm has officially unveiled their newest and most powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 835, along with the technical specifications regarding the powerful processor.