The chip developer's popular saloon Android computer continues to enjoy quality software support even four years after its initial launch - and will very soon be available for purchase in a pair of more powerful and efficient configurations
NVIDIA is not a company that offers many consumer products to home consumers on its own, and focuses in most cases on working with institutions and organizations or providing chips and means for marketing partners who will deal with the logistics and marketing aspects - but when it does offer complete products to the consumer. Quite a few other manufacturers how to do it right.
A good example of this is the Shield TV product family, small Android-based PCs designed to demonstrate the power of the Tegra X1 chips when they were first launched in 2015 - and continue to receive frequent updates (including for the Android Pie system) even today, and even thoughNVIDIA And in fact gave up the continued development of chips in architecture ARM Which are designed for home products and have shifted focus to dedicated development for the smart car industry.
Now, it looks like we're about to get no less than two new Shield TVs - with an updated version of the same chip Tegra A powerful and well-known X1, which is also the basis for Nintendo Switch consoles as is well-known, and enjoys renewed relevance in the market which also earned it an update to the 16 nm manufacturing process. One Shield TV Pro device will retain the familiar configuration of past Shield TV versions, but will enjoy an enlarged and improved remote control with a host of new control and chip options Tegra X1 Plus that ensures a performance improvement of about 25 percent overTegra Original X1.
In addition, a second new Shield TV will offer a compact and unique 4-inch and 16-inch roll configuration with a reduced selection of external connections and a very basic built-in storage (8GB, it seems), but with the same chip Tegra X1 Plus that guarantees display support 4k עם HDR Dolby Vision standard and surround audio with Dolby Atmos and Digital Plus technologies.
Both of these models appeared in online stores even before the official announcement and were removed shortly, but it seems that the official show will arrive before the end of the month - at a price that will ostensibly stand at $ 200 for each, in a package along with the latest remote control.
With the new information revealed to us, users of the previous Shield TV models seem to be able to hope and expect more software support from NVIDIA In the foreseeable future, while a new wave of users will be able to choose one of the most powerful and advanced Android TVs in the area - we have no choice but to wonder if there is a chance that we will see the chip later.Tegra X2, or any other modern chip from the brandTegra, Reaches the home market and offers continuity to this late success.