NVIDIA is expanding its Android-powered device portfolio today with the Shield Tablet, a gaming-focused Android tablet with some seriously impressive specs and features. It’s manufactured by NVIDIA instead of a partner and is dramatically more focused on gaming capabilities.
The Shield Tablet is also one of the first devices to run the latest Tegra K1 processor, NVIDIA’s latest high-powered chip capable of amazing graphics and processing power. Paired up with 2GB of RAM, the Tegra K1 enables some pretty wonderful gaming at 1920×1200 resolution on its 8-inch display.
The Shield Tablet is a fully-capable Android tablet running Android 4.4.2 with very few customization, a 5MP camera on both the front and back, as well as a pair of huge stereo speakers on the front bezels for when you’re not wearing headphones to game. You’ll be able to stream locally and through the cloud, convert to console mode and take advantage of a powerful stylus and wireless controller. This could be the tablet that many have been waiting for whether they’re gamers or not.