I'm definitely buying this TV box, waiting eagerly for the 2019 edition. Was about to buy the 2017 when the 2019 news suddenly came in.
Shadocx, 01 Aug 2019That's a TV box, not a smartphone, even Google Pixels won't have that much Android OS updates,... moreTV Box or Phone, doesn't matter.
The reason why Apple and Nvidia can give good software support, is because they designed the hardware. They make the drivers. And can create a new upgrade.
The likes of Samsung, Huawei, MediaTek, RockChip, AMLogic, Allwinner, and VIA are simply incompetent and prefer to make the next chipset, instead of spending resources to update their previous platforms.
Whereas the likes of Qualcomm only maintain drivers for 3 years. So all OEMs here are handcuffed to what they can get from Snapdragon. Which is why Google is able to offer upto 4 years support (+1 year update without new driver requirements) with their large developer groups. However, most other OEMs can't be bothered to make a new Operating System with the new AOSP and drivers, that's why you only get 1 major upgrade instead of 3, which is why software updates are a joke. And yes, this affects AndroidOne devices too!!
Starsplash, 01 Aug 2019If the truth is to be told, Nvidia still have the best mobile graphics GPU. If only Nvidia rev... moreBased on these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegra
Adreno 630 has already more GFLOPS(FP32) than Tegra X1, and Adreno 640 has more GFLOPS(FP32) than Tegra X2.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2019I hope older smartphones also upgrade OS. and oh,is that 'Reputation' album?Why are you comparing smartphones to a TV Box?
ILoveSmartphones, 01 Aug 2019Nvidia shield came in 2015 with android 5.1 now it has android 9, 4 years of good updates. why... moreThat's a TV box, not a smartphone, even Google Pixels won't have that much Android OS updates, this Tegra definitely needs an update tho.
Love the Community, 01 Aug 2019It would be nice to have a Turing powered Tegra for Real Time Raytracing on Mobile Legends and... moreikr. They scoff at mobile gaming & gaming phones, yet Nintendo Switch running same Tegra chip churning out games like Zelda botw or even PC ported games like Diablo 3. Fools.
If the truth is to be told, Nvidia still have the best mobile graphics GPU. If only Nvidia revived it's self into the smartphone and tablet global market in today's world. Maybe one day they will return, I hope so...For the others like Qualcomm, Kirin, they was playing catch up. just imagine a new Nvidia tegra cpu and GPU used in today's gaming smartphones, like the Asus Rog, Nubia red magic and xiaomi's sub brand blackshark. Only a dream...
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2019Wow seriously why isn't anyone using Tegra chips anymore? 4 years running and it's still one o... moreIt would be nice to have a Turing powered Tegra for Real Time Raytracing on Mobile Legends and other intensive games. For those trolls who gives negative stigma on mobile gaming, Real Time Raytracing will never be on Crush the Castl~ I mean Angry Birds.
I hope older smartphones also upgrade OS. and oh,is that 'Reputation' album?
Guess this days I'm with luck. Yesterday my nvidia shield updated to android 9.
Today I saw my htc u11 had an upgrade to android 9 also. Guess I will carry it a few more months. It's still a great device, btw.
Wow seriously why isn't anyone using Tegra chips anymore? 4 years running and it's still one of the best graphic SoC ever. Gaming phones should run Nvidia Tegra in the future
useless console ever, imagine you have most powerful android console on your hands but still you cant download 95% of games in google play store..then you download customer firmware and you will getting tons of bugs, glitches, controller issues. For me, if you want to buy it for gaming , forget it. Buy mi pad 4 or ipad mini 2019, at least you will not have bugs
From Lollipop to Pie, it is great track of software updates..!!
I wish Nvidia revive their Tablet line with meaningful hardware for gaming/productivity. I also wish Nvidia enter in phone form factor as well with their hardware dedicated for gaming.
Kangal, 01 Aug 2019I agree, the entire Nvidia Shield Handheld, Shield Tablet, and Shield TV are decent/great prod... moreWhy would they need upgrades almost every year if everything is still working flawlessly
I agree, the entire Nvidia Shield Handheld, Shield Tablet, and Shield TV are decent/great products. The software support has been great. The only issues with them is their age.
Sure Cortex A15/A57 and 28nm/20nm were good technologies to be using back in 2013 but theyre pretty dated these days. Even a modest refresh to a 16nm Cortex A73 would breathe new life to the products, let alone a 5nm Cortex A77.
A part of me thinks, that Nvidia needs to become an Android OEM. I guess somewhat similar to OnePlus, using a Stock-ishOS. Nothing outrageous, light refreshes every 1.5 years and just a couple products: one phone (with JoyCons), one tablet (with Keyboard), one tv box (with BluRay). Myself and many others would buy all three, and upgrade consistently, as long as the hardware is solid and the software is supported well.... Nvidia would NOT be alienating its other buyers (Windows PC OEMs).
ILoveSmartphones, 01 Aug 2019Nvidia shield came in 2015 with android 5.1 now it has android 9, 4 years of good updates. why... moreThat's the world we are living in. Phone business is pretty insane glad that global sales are slowing down finaly because people were changing phones every year and companies used situation and raised prices to crazy level.
There are absolutely no reason to change phone every year.
This nvidia example is great that you can see that companies can support their product for long time if they want. But Samsung, Apple, Huawei etc.. just need crazy profit every year from new devices. It is not about quality anymore but about quantity...
ILoveSmartphones, 01 Aug 2019Nvidia shield came in 2015 with android 5.1 now it has android 9, 4 years of good updates. why... moreForget OEMs even Google doesn't provide 4 years of updates and if the leader does not care his followers will definitely won't care either. Google should provide 4 years of update and foece OEMs to update for 4 years too otherwise they will get heavy fine or will revoke their licensce
ILoveSmartphones, 01 Aug 2019Nvidia shield came in 2015 with android 5.1 now it has android 9, 4 years of good updates. why... moreWhy do you care that much about updates? You can always use your phone when it stopped receiving updates
Nvidia shield came in 2015 with android 5.1 now it has android 9, 4 years of good updates. why is that a Tv box gets good updates and big companies like Samsung and Huawei don't push updates for a phone. They only do that for a year and that's it. We are forced to buy a new phone every year and is this becoming dangerous to the environment. A phone should get 5 years of updates especially the expensive ones. Apple shines in this department, android must do the same.