A new Shield TV from NVIDIA should be close to launching, evidenced by recent FCC documents. The official designation that is found in the documents is “NVIDIA Corporation SHIELD Android TV Game Console P3430.”
This would shortly follow the newly released NVIDIA Android TV box that made its appearance at the beginning of the summer. The leaked documents show that the new product from NVIDIA has the codename mdarcy. The kit will feature a refreshed Tegra CPU as well as Android 9 Pie.
The leak suggests that NVIDIA has made an in-house CPU, which is the Tegra X1 T210 B01 model. Other reports are suggesting that NVIDIA is hard at work on some other pieces of kit. Mainly, a controller and a remote. Seeing that some users have not been satisfied with the previous Shield TV remote, this may be a step in the right direction for NVIDIA.
The exact launch date of the NVIDIA Shield TV is unknown. Its predecessor was showcased at CES 2017 so it’s bound to get replaced this year or the next. The 2018 model is priced at $180 and above at this moment in time. Next year’s CES could be when the new kit will be showcased and launched. But the holiday season is always a great marketing opportunity.
Android TV users will be enthusiastic about the launch, no matter if it happens this year or the next. As a flagship product, the NVIDIA Shield TV is a must-have for Android fans. With the 2-year-old model starting to become less shiny, the upcoming release is sure to get some good revenue going.
A little bit of life is slowly being added to Android TV, with new apps coming to the platform. An update bit of hardware is sure to keep the service afloat.