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NVIDIA Shield getting the much awaited April update


The NVIDIA Shield gaming console is now getting the Android 4.4.2 update with a slew of new features. With this new update, users will get support for keyboard and mouse in console mode. There are betas for remote GameStream and laptops bundled along with the update as well, so users will find that things are changed with the update.

The remote GameStream feature is now available with GTX 600M, GTX 700M and GTX 800M laptops while it was only limited to desktop computers equipped by GeForce GTX GPUs prior to this. Using GameStream, users can remotely wake up and enter the password for their compatible desktops and laptops using the Shield console.

Here’s the complete change log of the update:

  • Remote GameStream Beta
  • Notebook Support Beta
  • Console Mode: Now Keyboard & Mouse Compatible
  • Gamepad Mapper Improvements
  • New TegraZone
  • Android 4.4.2 “KitKat”
  • GameStream Quality Controls
  • Multi-PC Pairing
  • 1080p Console Mode Battery Charging

Users will find that usability has improved substantially as well, thanks largely to the bug fixes and other performance enhancements on board.

Source: NVIDIA

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