Nvidia is a graphics processing units manufacturing company that is launching a new Android-based gaming console called Shield. The Shield has a Tegra 4 chip, a console-grade controller, a 5-inch high-definition multitouch display, speakers, WiFi, and an Android Jelly Bean operating system. The Shield also has 16GB of memory, GPS, Bluetooth, HDMI output, microSD storage slot, and a headphone jack.
“These pieces, put together by a company full of gaming fanatics, add up to an amazing new open platform gaming portable,” stated Nvidia. “It?s the best way to play Android games. And because it?s an Android device, it works with both Tegra-optimized and regular Android games ? as well as Android apps.”
The Nvidia Shield also has a beta feature that will allow users to stream games from a PC. Orders for the Shield started earlier this week for people that have been getting e-mail updates about the console. General public orders will start on May 20th. It will start shipping in June and can be purchased from Newegg, Gamestop, Micro Center, and Canada Computers, according to AllThingsD.
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