Last week we reported on Nvidia who had begun teasing some features for the upcoming Marshmallow (Android 6.0) update for the company’s recently released Shield K1 tablet. Well today that update has begun rolling out to owners of the K1 tablet, which means we can now see the full changelog.
It’s an exciting time to be a mobile gamer. Just two days ago we got a news update from nVIDIA on their latest mobile GPU tech – the Tegra K1. The biggest news for us this time is actually the announcement of the first device to use this new GPU – the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9.
Nvidia has done pretty good with their Nvidia Shield portable Android gaming system, especially with the updates as of late improving all the features that gamers have wanted to have improved including the GameStream technology and button mapping. A new benchmark report from AnTuTu now has the Nvidia Shield 2 specs showing up.
Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was speaking yesterday during their quarterly earnings call and announced the company’s intention to focus on what they call ‘superphones’ when it comes to their Tegra chips. What the company isn’t interested in deal with are mainstream phones and tablets, only the ones that fall into the ‘super’ category.
So Nvidia announced their next chipset at CES 2014 called the K1 (formerly Tegra 5) and even though it is pretty early in the game for this new chipset, it has already been benchmarked in its current state of development and the results are already looking pretty damn good.