After the announcement of the new Tegra 4 chipset, Nvidia presented today the first gadget in the world underpinned by the quad-core SoC: a portable gaming console that is running that latest version of Android Jelly Bean.
Called Project Shield, the gaming console developed by Nvidia packs a 5-inch touch screen display with HD resolution, that provides a pixel density of 294 ppi. The 5-inch display is attached to a gamepad that comes with two analogic joysticks, a D-Pad, four gaming-specific buttons and four buttons for controlling the other functions of the console.
The gamepad case hides the hardware components and the battery, the features list including, stereo speakers, HDMI port with 4K out, USB port, MicroSDHC slot and wireless connectivity.
Based on the powerful Tegra 4 chipset with four Cortex A15 cores and 74-core graphics processing, Project Shiled runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Vanilla out of the box, a sweet news for those that are not impressed by the versions customized by manufacturers, which are always late when it comes to updates.
Nvidia Project Shield provides full access to Google Play Store and TegraZone, plus a way of streaming the Windows games that run on a PC.
The price of the interesting gaming console developed by Nvidia is yet unknown, but it will be unveiled as soon as Project Shield hits the US and Canada markets in Q2 2013.
Synchronized with the launch of Project Shiled, Nvidia also announced a series of new games meant to take the best out console’s capabilities, the list including titles like ARMA Tactics, Blood Sword: Sword of Ruin THD, Dead Trigger 2, Real Boxing and Sonic 4.