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    Samsung's Exynos chipsets currently use GPUs based on ARM's reference design, the Mali-T series. But that blueprint could change as early as next year, if talks with NVIDIA or AMD work out for a intellectual property licensing deal. That's the word according to SamMobile at this stage, with NVIDIA rumored to be a likelier choice at this point with its Pascal heterogeneous system architecture. AMD, however, has its Polaris HSA that will be working on the PlayStation 4 Pro (announced the same day as the iPhone 7) when it gets released in November. An Exynos product with HSA could come ...

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    Anyone remember when Tegra SoCs powered such varied and popular devices as the Motorola Atrix 4G, OG Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface and Surface 2, HTC One X and One X+? Those were the times for NVIDIA, which then inexplicably lost the battle for smartphone and tablet processor supremacy with Qualcomm, also failing to compete against the likes of MediaTek on affordability. Nowadays, you can count on the fingers of one hand the semi-relevant commercial products packing Tegra K1 or X1 punch: the homebrewed NVIDIA Shield Tablet, HTC Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, and another one of the Santa ...

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    Plex, the media serving software that can beam music, movies and more to any screen you have, is setting up shop with NVIDIA and its Shield TV product. Thanks to the Shield TV's Tegra X1 processor, though, it's capable of far more than what the Android TV app it's running can do. For example, multiple-stream, hardware-accelerated transcoding will definitely help smooth out the picture and give it the muscle it needs to put out 4K footage at 60 frames per second. And with the Shield's 500GB of storage plus USB ports for more, it can actually be the Plex Server you want it to be. Expect a ...

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    With the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book still feeling somewhat fresh in our minds in the wonderment they provided, — and all the little and big bugs that have bit at us along the way — Microsoft may make us wait a little bit before it introduces its next iteration of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet. And with a bump from "4" to "5" come some massive spec bumps as well. India's Mobipicker is relaying word from its Chinese sources that the Surface Pro 5 will come packing with Intel's 14nm Kaby Lake processors and up to 16GB of RAM. Windows 10 Redstone 2 will be on-board. A point of more ...

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    When it’s not busy investigating carriers for their dubious mobile security update practices, the US Federal Communications Commission often acts as an official tipster of sorts, revealing precious information on as-yet unreleased products. The latest such device to break its cover while seeking the FCC’s regulatory approval is likely the highly anticipated and long overdue follow-up to the 2014-dispatched 8-inch NVIDIA Shield. Technically, the compact gaming tablet was already refreshed last fall, but with only a lower price tag, no stylus support and everything else staying the same, ...

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    Sometimes, it's better to drop your hand than keep a finger pointed, especially when there are bigger fights to struggle through. Just recently, Microsoft has buried the hatchet with Google when it came to poor practices tattling. Microsoft and Samsung also had a patent spat settled. Now, NVIDIA and Samsung are coming to terms over licensing for a few patents related to each company's graphics technologies. This came right in front of the US International Trade Commission's final ruling on claims that NVIDIA had infringed upon three of Samsung's patents. A ruling against NVIDIA could've ...

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    The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet had Android Marshmallow coming to it. The update was billed as not having much adulteration, but it was apparently not tinkered around with enough. Shield owners who have received the update have reportedly lost Wi-Fi connection. The company posted in its forums that it was stopping the OTA roll-out to investigate why those problems are happening. It has suggested to those affected that they should reboot, then factory reset, then powering off their tablets for a few hours. Users then subsequently found that the Wi-Fi MAC address set to 02:00:00:00:00:00, ...

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    Well, that took long enough. At the start of February, NVIDIA has made good on its promise to update its original Shield gaming tablet after upgrading the Shield K1 just before Christmas. Everything gets a refresh from wallpapers to new HD Image Effects and all of the stock goodies Android Marshmallow provides. With gaming apps taking a whole lot of space, the integrated SD card storage feature of 6.0 should really help here. Wi-Fi only tablets will see what's dubbed "Upgrade 4.0" soon while the version with US LTE antennas will need a few weeks' of extra work. Source: NVIDIA (1, 2) Via: ...

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    With Qualcomm pretty clearly out of contention for the title of last year’s fastest and most reliable smartphone SoC, due to Snapdragon 810’s highly publicized overheating woes and SD808’s sub-flagship capabilities, you have to figure Samsung and Apple ultimately disputed the crown. Technically, Nvidia could have posed a threat too, but its otherwise impressive Tegra X1 silicon only saw daylight inside an Android TV set-top box, with the Google Pixel C tablet nowhere to be found on store shelves yet. As for MediaTek, the budget-first Chinese chip maker remains too small a player for ...

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    It's Christmas Eve, and unsurprisingly, that means a lot of the tech news world has already packed up for the holidays and dialed things back to skeleton-crew levels. While that has the result of not a ton of new action going on, it's thankfully giving us a chance to catch up on some of the events of the past few days that managed to slip by on first pass. We've already been looking at some new Marshmallow updates hitting devices today, and now we're checking in with one that started landing a littler earlier this week, as NVIDIA delivers Android 6.0 to its Shield Tablet K1. Last week ...

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    It’s not every day that you see an Android tablet manufacturer unveil basically the same exact product as a year before, just with a slightly tweaked name, lower price and no bundled-in accessories. But NVIDIA did at least promise to update the Tegra K1-powered 8-inch Shield to Marshmallow shortly after its debut. The gaming specialist will be looking to make good on the vow before Christmas, but first, a few details about what’s coming. In a nutshell, everything you’re already familiar with, plus a couple of exclusive, custom-built goodies. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, ...

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    It seems like such a long time ago that NVIDIA-developed Tegra SoCs ruled the mobile world, powering devices as diverse as the Motorola Atrix 4G and first-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in 2011, the original Nexus 7 and HTC One X the following year, and the Microsoft Surface 2 in 2013. For the past couple of years, Tegras have slowly slipped towards oblivion, with the K1 model used only on the Nexus 9, homebrewed Shield Tablet, and Xiaomi Mi Pad. But if you thought that was bad, NVIDIA found it even harder to score third-party support for the X1, unveiled way back at CES in January 2015, and ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Just because NVIDIA jumped the gun with what looked like an early Black Friday deal on the Shield Android TV set-top box last week, it doesn’t mean the gaming pro can’t up the bargain ante between November 26 and 28. Thursday through Saturday therefore, you can grab the microconsole for even less directly from the Santa Clara-based device manufacturer, as well as Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and Fry’s Electronics. What does this less mean? An incredibly reasonable $150, which is technically $50 off the list price, but in reality offers $100 actual savings, given it also includes ...

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    NVIDIA was having a rough go of things with its Android-based hardware earlier this year, as not one, but two products suffered from some pretty public failures. Before the manufacturer found itself dealing with failing hard drives in Shield Pro Android TV boxes, it was ordering a recall for Shield Tablet units, after the discovery that bad batteries posed a fire risk. That news was followed by NVIDIA putting a halt to tablet sales, but now it's ready to try a second stab at things as it brings the tablet back under a tweaked name, the Shield Tablet K1. What's changed? Well, aside from ...

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    The black month discount fever is slowly but surely taking over carriers, retailers and device manufacturers as diverse as T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Best Buy, HTC, and NVIDIA, with the last name added on that list offering a promotion bound to thrill both gamers and home entertainment addicts. The Shield Android TV set-top box/microconsole usually costs $199.99, and in the entry-level package, you get a gaming controller included, but no TV remote. The latter accessory is priced at a separate $50, but for a limited time only, both NVIDIA and Amazon let you have it for free stateside. ...

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    NVIDIA hasn't necessarily had the fame its fought for in the smartphone and tablet space, which is rather sad since the days of the Tegra 3 disappointments are long gone. As a result the company has branched out to create its own hardware in order to showcase its capabilities, and some of these products are rather cool and unique. One of these is the NVIDIA Shield Android TV box, which was launched back in May, and that just received a major update. One of the major improvements with the update is the inclusion of GeForce Now, which is like a Netflix for games. The idea here is that you ...

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    Does bad luck exist? A rational mind would think not, but considering all the missteps NVIDIA's been dealing with lately, it's easy to see how you might be tempted to believe otherwise. First we  saw major OEMs lose their taste for Tegra-series SoCs, then NVIDIA's own hardware suffered the public embarrassment of a recall, as certain Shield Tablet models were identified as posing a fire risk due to faulty batteries. Lest you think that was all in NVIDIA's past, now the company's got another hardware failure it has to deal with, offering users replacements for faulty Shield Pro Android TV ...

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    Head on over to the online Google Store, and you'll find devices like the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Chromecast, and Nexus Player, all up for sale. While that makes the site the go-to stop for Google's own hardware, there are a few third-party devices that still manage to score this kind of exposure: things like the Razer Forge Android TV bundle. Now we're seeing another manufacturer of Android TV hardware get its device added to the highly selective list of Google Store merchandise, as NVIDIA brings its Shield set-top box to the site. The Tegra X1-powered Shield box first launched back in early ...

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    NVIDIA's already having a hard enough go at it in mobile: many of the manufacturers who once found themselves using the company's SoCs have moved on to components form other manufacturers, leaving NVIDIA to turn largely to its own hardware to showcase it latest silicon. And with products like the Shield Portable being a bit of a niche item, the company's Android TV box a difficult sell (despite its powerful hardware – Android set-top boxes in general are tricky to push), and the Shield Tablet a much lower-profile option than other affordable Android tablets, NVIDIA needs as many sales of ...

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    Update (July 27, 12:30am): Check out #EditLive on Twitter to see what goes into editing the Pocketnow Weekly. See you next time! True story: as a high schooler spending the night in a new house, I awoke one morning to find my kitchen flooded with water due to a plumbing problem. My parents were out of town and the family friends who were house-sitting were frantically trying to find the shutoff valve ... but due to my terrible academic tardiness record I couldn't stay to help them find it. To ensure I wasn't required to repeat my senior year, I had to leave my family friends ...

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    At this point, it's fair to say that much of the wind has left MWC's sails. From a Sunday packed with pre-MWC launches, we've been seeing a steady dwindling-off of new high-profile hardware as the week unfolds, and by now if a manufacturer had something good to launch at the expo, it's been launched. However, MWC isn't over until tomorrow's done, so we're still out on the show floor looking to check in with devices we might have missed earlier, or taking the time to share with you some of the less show-stopping gadgets that are still worth a few minutes of your time. Let's take a quick ...

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    Last month, NVIDIA sent out invites for a press event this week, talking a lot about gaming. We offered some speculation on what that news might bring, from a new Shield Portable to something involving its GRID cloud gaming service. Now the company is drawing back the curtain on its latest product, announcing the Shield home console running Android TV. Like other Android TV devices, Shield can be as much a media center as game console, but for NVIDIA, it's gaming where it really wants Shield to shine. The box is powered by the company's latest Tegra X1 SoC, armed with a 256-core Maxwell ...

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    In the early days of March, our attention is going to be hugely focused on MWC in Barcelona. Companies the world around will be descending upon Spain to share all their latest products and services, and we're sure to see the launch of some very high-profile flagship devices. But not everyone is headed to MWC to talk about their latest stuff, and today we see NVIDIA start distributing invites for a March 3 event of its own, set to take place in San Francisco. All NVIDIA's saying at the moment is that this announcement will be all about gaming, and that the company plans to share some news ...

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    As we demand more and more features from the smartphones, tablets, and wearables that hit the market, one thing is consistent: everything requires more power. And that power comes from the chips inside these products, the latest of which is the NVIDIA Tegra X1, seemingly one of the best to come out thus far. NVIDIA has just taken the wraps off of the product at a press event in Las Vegas for CES, so let's have ourselves a look. The chip is meant as a successor to last year's Tegra K1, which also used CES as a launchpad. It features a 256-core Maxwell-based GPU as well as an 8-core CPU, ...

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