Posted by: Brett
NVIDIA has announced Project Shield, a handheld gaming console running completely stock Android and is the first device to utilize the new Tegra 4 processor. It has a 5-inch “Retinal display”, which sounds a bit like Apple’s Retina display, and includes all usual I/O like HDMI, USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It also has support for expandable storage via a micro SD card. A full-fledged gaming controller sits directly beneath the display with bumpers, analog sticks, and various other buttons. The 38 watt-hour batteries will alow for up to 10 hours of gameplay and up to 24 hours of HD video playback. Project Shield has access to the Google Play Store like any other Android device as well as Steam.
NVIDIA says Project Shield will be available during Q2 of this year.