Ready to get your Android gaming on? NVIDIA Shield hits FCC

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A couple weeks back, NVIDIA made with the details of how its Shield Android gaming handset would arrive. The system will ship next month, and pre-orders are already open, letting you secure one of the $350 devices. It sure looks like everything’s going smoothly with preparing for Shield’s retail availability, as we just saw the handheld console pick up its FCC certification.

Don’t let that FCC business confuse you – even without cellular data connectivity, Shield still needs to stop by the FCC in order to clear its WiFi operation.

We’re excited to see Shield finally arrive for a number of reasons. The focus on touch and motion-based controls have been huge limitations when it comes to smartphone gaming, and despite attempts from the likes of Sony to stir-up interest in Android with proper hardware controls, the idea has yet to rise to popularity.

Maybe even more than seeing how this all-in-one setup might help change that, we’re interested in getting the chance to put a Tegra 4 device through its paces. NVIDIA has lost a tremendous amount of steam in the mobile world, and it desperately needs to show that the Tegra 4 is a chip worth using.

Source: FCC
Via: The Droid Guy

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!