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CES 2013: Portable console NVIDIA Project Shield with Android

NVIDIA has announced a portable gaming console called Project Shield, which is running an operating system Android (Jelly Bean). It is stated that it is designed to allow users to “enjoy” games for Android and Windows. And if Android-games are quite clear that from Windows-based applications, everything is a little more complicated.

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Home games can be downloaded from the store or TegraZone and Google Play. But games for Windows, apparently, can be “run” only through Big Picture Mode for Steam on PC mode streaming. But besides gaming it can even support such applications for Android, like Hulu, Netflix and Slacker Radio, so you can enjoy multimedia.

As for the “iron” characteristics, then there is the recently announced platform NVIDIA Tegra 4 , which contains the four core Cortex-A15 processor with a clock frequency of 1.9 GHz and 72 graphic core GeForce. Touch multitouch-screen device has a diagonal of 5 inches and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The interfaces include HDMI, USB, audio out and a slot for memory cards micro SD. It will go on sale tentatively in the 2nd quarter of 2013, but at the moment the prefix is in beta development. For example, there is no support LTE, but only Wi-Fi. Data on prices not available as yet.

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