SHIELD Tablet: The Best Keeps Getting Better

by Mithun Chandrasekhar

Big trade shows. Big product announcements. There’s a lot of news coming out of the Game Developers Conference and Mobile World Conference this week.

But the tablet that holds the graphics performance throne is proving tough to topple.

Credit the SHIELD tablet’s 192-core Tegra K1 chip. And while SHIELD’s spot atop the performance charts has gone unchallenged, we’re not resting. SHIELD was among the first non-Nexus devices to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we continue to support SHIELD tablet with new features and improvements via monthly over-the-air updates.

But there’s more to it than just the speeds and feeds.

GRID

The GRID game-streaming service SHIELD fans have enjoyed for over a year on both tablet and portable is receiving a major upgrade. As announced by our CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on Tuesday night, GRID ushers in the future of gaming. And you can enjoy it now on your SHIELD tablet.

With GRID, you can experience the awesome performance of a high-end GeForce GTX GPU-powered PC in your hands. You can enjoy our entire library of GRID games on our SHIELD tablet and portable. Coming soon: brand new AAA titles such as Dying Light and Metal Gear Solid V. An update to SHIELD hub (now available) enables the cool new content and features on SHIELD tablet.

The service will continue to be free to anybody who owns a SHIELD device until June 30, 2015.

Dabbler

We’ll now be able to deliver updates to our ultra-realistic painting application, Dabbler, directly through the Google Play store. So you’ll receive the latest features in Dabbler that much faster.

The first update to Dabbler, for anybody who owns a SHIELD tablet, will be coming in just a few weeks.

The new Dabbler will have even better oil and watercolor painting effects. That’s made possible by an all-new GPU-accelerated simulation engine. We’ve also enhanced the user interface to improve the workflow for artists.

You’ll be able to customize the position of various UI elements, easily  access different tools and also scale individual layers of your artwork. Finally, based on community feedback, we now let you watercolor and oil paint on the same canvas.

Our users have been creating masterpieces on their SHIELD tablets. And we’ve been showcasing them on our deviantART gallery. Join the gallery and see what others are creating. Or show off what you’ve been doing with SHIELD tablet and Dabbler.

With SHIELD tablet, the best just keeps getting better.

To learn more and buy, visit shield.nvidia.com/gaming-tablet/.