Whether you are getting ready to send in your Shield Tablet or not because of the voluntary recall that was announced this morning, Nvidia has also pushed out a new OTA update which is labeled as version 3.1. This update brings Android 5.1.1 to your Shield Tablet among other various tweaks and improvements.
Back in June 2015 Razer's Forge TV bundle appeared on the Google Play store in the device section. The bundle came with the Forge TV unit as well as one Serval game controller as well for a singular price. However, if you needed a second controller, you would have to go elsewhere to buy it... until now. Razer now has the Serval controller on Google Play for sale on its own.
Today Razer has announced that their purchase of the Android micro-console maker Ouya is complete. The 'all-cash' purchase of the Ouya company also marks the end of the console, with Razer having no plans to manufacture future iterations of Ouya or Ouya-related hardware. In other words, Ouya will be turning off the lights soon for good.
Nvidia Shield Portable owners are starting to get an optional update rolling out to them today which brings with it Android 5.1 ad Chromecast support among other features. While the update brings plenty of goodness with it, there also happens to be some features being removed with this update as well.
In a nod to the forebears of modern computing, two entrepreneurs based in Italy (named Massimo Canigiani and Carlo Scattolini) have designed an Android smarthphone that manages to pay homage to the Commodore systems of yore. As part of their throwback, there are a few things they have included with this device.
It is July 15th, 2015 and that really didn't mean much up until this year, unless of course that is your birthday. However this year, and possibly future years as well, July 15th is Amazon Prime Day which is Amazon's big sale day for Prime members. This is the first year for Prime Day and Amazon is touting more deals than Black Friday and so far that is appearing to be quite true. Not only is there a lot of deals, most of them are actually pretty good.
The big day is almost upon us and even though it is the middle of the Summer, it almost really does feel like Black Friday in a lot of ways. The anticipation of possibly scoring a couple of awesome deals tomorrow, but having to wait a whole day to really check out everything, is a lot like Black Friday. However, when Amazon's Prime Day starts tomorrow, Amazon will be pumping out more deals than we would see on the actual Black Friday.
Amazon has announced the first official Amazon Prime Day, which will be next week on July 15th, 2015. The company is literally trying to take out Black Friday in terms of just the sheer amount of savings that will be available on that day. In other words it will literally be like Christmas in July... as the saying goes. This means that if you're in the market for a new Shield brand device, a new Android phone or tablet, this would be the day to to it if they go on sale, which is more than likely to happen.
GPD is coming with a clam shell style Android gaming device with full hardware buttons reminiscent of the Nintendo 3DS xl console. Judging by the buttons it seems be aimed at emulators as it looks like a mash-up of a whole bunch of console controllers.
Originally announced back during CES 2015, Snail Games unveiled two gaming focused Android devices during that show, the OBox Android game console and the W3D Android gaming phone. We went hands-on with both of those and found that both were quite good for gaming. Today it appears the wait is finally over as Snail Games has announced that pre-orders are now available for the W3D.
Nod Labs made headlines recently when the company secured $13.5 million in funding in order to continue developing, manufacturing, and eventually selling their Backspin controller. The reason for the interest in this peripheral is due to it not only being for VR headsets, mainly the Oculus Rift but any will work, but also due to its size, making it very portable, and so it can be used with Android devices.