The time has come, ladies and gentlemen. We, at Phandroid, have officially gotten our hands on the NVIDIA Shield and to put in plainly: I’m feeling a bit like the Kelly Clarkson smash hit, “A Moment Like This.”
The one handheld that’s set to put Android gaming on the map, the Nvidia Shield takes everything you love about Android — stock Android experience, multitasking, social networks — and combines it with a world class gaming experience. Powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor (based on A15 architecture, and 72 GPU cores), the Nvidia Shield ain’t no joke. This is a serious gaming machine. ‘Course, we told you guys all about the device multiple times in previous posts, so for now, we’re going to get straight to our sweaty hands-on video, shot only moments ago. Take a look.
Overall, I’d say the device felt solid. Top notch controls, solid build quality, sound rumbled in your hands, gorgeous display. Combine that with top of the line specs, a stock Android experience, and more ports than you can shake a stick at and the Nvidia Shield is sure to be on everyone’s birthday/Christmas/wish lists. In short, the Alisha Keys’ chart topper “This Girl Is On Fire,” was inspired by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun. The man has struck Android gold.