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It looks like Nvidia's Next-Generation Shield Tablet has been cancelled

It looks like Nvidia's Next-Generation Shield Tablet has been cancelled

It looks like Nvidia's Next-Generation Shield Tablet has been cancelled

It looks like Nvidia's Next-Generation Shield Tablet has been cancelled

 

We all know that Nvidia has been unable to gain much traction in the ARM SoC market, failing to gain much traction in the high-end phone and tablet markets. 

Now it looks like Nvidia's Next-Generation Shield Tablet has been cancelled due to unknown "business reasons", meaning that fans of Nvidia's gaming oriented tablet shouldn't expect to be able to buy a newer, more powerful version anytime soon. 

This news comes as Nvidia has sent a dismissal letter to the FCC which states that their upcoming lightweight tablet has been cancelled, meaning that Nvidia no longer has any plans to replace their Nvidia Shield Tablet.  

 

Next-gen NVIDIA Shield tablet leaked in FCC filing

  

While the original Nvidia Shield Tablet was launched in 2014 and rereleased in late 2015 under the Sheild Tablet K1 branding, it is still a fairly powerful device by today's standards, especially when it comes to GPU horsepower. 

It will be interesting moving forward to see what exactly Nvidia plans on doing in the custom mobile SoC market, especially since rumour has it that Nvidia will be creating the SoC which will be used in Nintendo's upcoming NX console. 

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia cancelling their upcoming Shield Tablet on the OC3D Forums

 

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12-08-2016, 06:21:48

AlienALX
Decided it was time to seal off the money pit I guess.

The console will go next.Quote

12-08-2016, 07:17:56

SeekaX
Did anyone actually buy one of those?Quote

12-08-2016, 07:35:53

WYP
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Did anyone actually buy one of those?
I've bought three.

Bought one for myself, sold it after I moved, bought one again when I returned to NI and then bought one for my Mum. Great tablet.Quote

12-08-2016, 07:36:22

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Did anyone actually buy one of those?
I've got a friend who has one. He plays a lot of old emulation stuff. Thing is so do I, on a £40 tablet.

Nvidia's biggest problem has been selling Tegra, when most of the market are on cheap but decent Power VR chips.

They're learned that the mobile market is far less caring of hardware than the desktop market.

This is actually really bad for Nvidia. They need another market to get into because Moore's law will stop them in their GPU making tracks at some point and they have to stop throwing money down a hole trying to make silly things no one needs (like their Shield console, many have tried to make Android consoles but they defeat the point of Android, it's a mobile OS !)

Unfortunately they have ed a lot of people off and burned out some serious bridges along the way so even though they're on top right now they are very much alone.Quote

12-08-2016, 10:36:27

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
Did anyone actually buy one of those?
I've got one of the original LTE models. It's absolutely brilliant for playing games and emulating. The controller works great, the stylus is good for DS games and such. If playing games and going on the web is all you're going to do then it is the best one for your moneyQuote
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