The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.
First came clues from the FCC and Nvidia itself. Now a device certification organization has let slip the mention of a "Shield Tablet."
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Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang sees Shield spurring the development of great Android games, which ultimately benefits its Tegra business.
Monday's update brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to the game device, and a new "console mode" turns Shield into a portable living-room game console.
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CEO Jen-Hsun Huang expects the gaming device to "do quite well."
At $300, the Nvidia Shield is expensive, but given the make and feel of its components, it's really no surprise. This is a high-end product.