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Nvidia reintros Shield tablet

17 NOV 2015

Nvidia reintroduced its Shield Tablet, stating that this is because “fans have asked for it”, having previously recalled earlier versions of the device due to overheating issues.

In terms of specifications, little has changed, although Pocket-lint did note some cosmetic alterations. Accompanied by a lower price point, the device has lost a stylus which was originally included, and ships without a charger or USB cable.

The 32GB, LTE-enabled version was also taken off the list.

The device has an 8-inch HD screen, with 2.2GHz quadcore processor and 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage (with microSD expansion slot). It includes Wi-Fi connectivity and two 5MP cameras.

Nvidia has also promised an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the “coming months”, which the company said will make it one of the first with Google’s newest OS.

In July 2015, the company announced a voluntary recall of devices sold in the previous 12 months, having found that “the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard”.


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