Nvidia’s ‘Project Shield’ Is On The Way One of the largest Graphics processors manufacturers, Nvidia Corp. recently announced ‘Project Shield’, the latest gaming portable device, at the CES 2013. This Android games console is designed to run titles for Google Android and stream video games that developed specially for personal devices. You will find Nvidia Shield console in a clamshell form-factor and offer two controlling titles, i.e. game-pad and touch-screen. Moving eye around its features, you will find it open like Nintendo DS with flip functionality and its bottom panel seems like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 while top panel is 5-inch touch-screen and 720p capabilities. Players will love its Shield as it is customizable and can removable from the back. This will give amazing look to the Shield. This newly Android games console blessed with some excellent Android Smartphone components in the controllers like easily plug-in with device. One more interesting thing comes with Project Shield is that it allows stream games through a GeForce-equipped home PC. It is also claimed by Nvidia that it includes functionality of outputting streamed games into your Television without using any cables. Features are not limited to outputting streamed games; it also allows watching movies through Android applications like Netflix and Hulu. Rather than to use Android apps, it also allows you to play games through the players' personal computer and output the image onto a television. Nvidia’s Android games console is totally based on the Jelly Bean version that gives assurance of pure, unfiltered Android that can run anything you can download from the Google Play app store,” said by one of the Nvidia representatives. In addition to, it also allows games that modified for five-inch landscape displays and gamepads. So, it must be beneficial for Android Game Development and players as well.
Take a Look to Nvidia Project Shield Specification Powered by Tegra 4, Project Shield launched with quad-core Cortex A15 chip. It has different ports like a standard audio jack, HDMI output and a USB port. The amount of memory is yet not declared by the manufacturers, but users have an option to expand the memory using a microSD slot. This gaming console is LTE and WiFi supportable.
This device has fixed Li-Ion batteries that have capability of 5 and 10 hours of gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback. It is expected that Nvidia may fixed extra-large batteries that run device for the long time. Moving to its controllers, it looks like a PS3 DualShock 3 controller at the first look however, it doesnâ€™t like that. This controller is blessed with numerous sticks and buttons like Start/Back/Home/Volume buttons, 2 joysticks, left/right analog triggers, a D-pad, left/right bumpers, ABXY buttons and a multi-function NVIDIA/Power button.
Application and Games Launched By Nvidia
Players can find numerous games along with Nvidia Project Shield that already gained popularity at Google Play, PC, Steam and Nvidia's TegraZone store. It allows you to download Google Play apps and TegraZone games directly to Project Shield device. It runs on Jelly Bean 4.2, due to this, one can easily play some interesting games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 without any difficulty. You will be happy to know that you will find uncountable PC games, i.e. 675,000-plus Google Play games and apps and 18,000+ Steam games in this system.
PC requirements: Users should require some specification for streaming PC games on the Shield. They are:
Software: application drivers
GeForce Experience™ and latest GeForce
CPU: Intel Core i5 or equivalent or higher
Router: Router: 802.11a/g/n (Recommended: 802.11n Dual Band / MIMO Router)
System Memory: 4 GB or higher
OS: Windows 7 or higher
GPU: NVIDIA® Kepler™-based GeForce GTX 650kikj (Desktop) or GTX 660M (Notebook) or higher
Nvidia Shield: Release Date and Cost: We all are waiting for this new console, especially Android Game Developer. But, it is expected that it will release in Q2 2013 only in Canada and United States, later, more countries to be added. The cost of ‘Project Shield’ is yet not declared, but it is estimated between $250 and $300. Android Application Experts is back to action with its latest Android App Development services. Our well-experienced developers are eagerly waited for Nvidia Shield to launch, so they create master-piece for this console.