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NVIDIA Shield Tablet to get Android 5.0 this month

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday November 05, 2014.

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NVIDIA has confirmed that its new Shield Tablet will be among the first third party devices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company confirmed when the device launched that it would be getting Lollipop, but it is certainly a surprise for the company to now say the Shield Tablet will get the bump this month. NVIDIA says it is a simple software update, so this will probably be the first slate on the market aside from Google's own Nexus 9 to have the latest version of the Android platform.

Launched during the summer the NVIDIA Shield Tablet is a very good gaming slate, but for other tablet related features it is a mixed bag. In terms of the processor, NVIDIA is of course using its own chipset, in this case the 32-bit 2.2GHz quad-core CPU Tegra K1 and 192-core Kepler GPU paired with 2GB of RAM. There is also a 1080p Full HD LCD screen and 16GB and 32GB storage options. As for storage expansion, the Shield comes with a MicroSD card slot and a Mini-HDMI jack.

The Shield retains the stylus found with other NVIDIA products and also comes with the company's propriety notation software. There is a dedicated gaming controller sold separately that looks like a mash up between an Xbox 360 and SEGA Dreamcast game pad. The tablet will be solidly priced too, with the 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost $299 and the 32GB LTE version will come with a price tag of $399. The optional controller can be bought for $59

source: NVIDIA

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