HTC Is About To Turn The Best Android Phone In The World Into A Windows Phone Too


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The HTC One M8

HTC sent out invitations Wednesday to a press event on August 19, presumably to unveil its rumored HTC One for Windows Phone.

It’s unclear exactly what to expect, but reports suggest it will be just like the critically acclaimed HTC One M8, except it will run Windows Phone instead of Android.

The device, which is currently codenamed W8, is said to feature the same 3-D camera and superb BoomSound speakers we’ve seen in the Android HTC One M8, according to @evleaks.

Many consider the Android variant of the HTC One to be the best Android phone in the world.

Tipsters also reportedly told Engadget that the device will be available through Verizon before the end of September.

Ever since critics praised the original HTC One when it launched in 2013, the company has been taking a similar strategy toward the rest of its smartphones.

Even the lower-end plastic HTC Desire 816 features a design similar to the One and a high-quality camera.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see HTC bring this same design philosophy to its Windows Phone line. 

We expect to learn more next month. 

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Samsung Launches Low-Cost Phone With 4.4 Kitkat

BANGALORE: Another smart move from Samsung; this South Korean giant launched a new android Galaxy Star 2 Plus in the Indian markets. Star Plus 2 is an upgrade version of Samsung Galaxy Star 2. This latest android phone comes with the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version, pricing at just 7, 335 only.

Surely, Samsung has launched this budget-android to set competition for smartphones like Moto E and Micromax Unite 2 in this range. Although Samsung has unveiled about the phone on its website and on India’s e-store, but still the phone is not available in the markets officially.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus offers a 4.30 inch display with 480 X 800 pixels resolution. The smartphone is powered with a 1.2 GHz processor. The rear camera is 3-megapixels, but the Selfie-lovers will be disappointed as it does not have a front camera. However, the battery backup will stand for long hours as the phone has an 1800 mAh battery capacity.

The phone supports software like Java and Wi-Fi is available. If you are seeking for a proximity sensor and accelerometer, you are up to a right phone but if you long for temperature sensor or ambient light sensor, spend more money to buy another smartphone.

At this affordable price, one cannot expect high RAM but still Samsung manages to put 512 MB RAM. The internal storage is 4 GB and expandable storage is upto 32 GB.

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Android's Fake ID Could Put Millions in Jeopardy

Richard Adhikari

An Android vulnerability that exists in every version from v2.1 Eclair to v. 4.3 Jelly Bean could expose millions of users,
Bluebox Security has warned.

The flaw lets attackers fake the certificates of specially privileged parties, such as Adobe and Google Wallet, and serve them up with malware that bypasses detection by Android.

Attackers then can take over every application running on an Android device.

The flaw, which Bluebox calls — what else? — “Fake ID,” also might impact Android forks under the Android Open Source Project, including Amazon’s Fire OS.

Bluebox has notified Google, which has fixed the flaw.

“After receiving word of this vulnerability, we quickly issued a patch that was distributed to Android partners, as well as to AOSP,” Google spokesperson Christopher Katsaros told TechNewsWorld. “Google Play and Verify Apps have also been enhanced to protect users from this issue.”

Why Fake ID Is So Dangerous

Android applications are cryptographically signed by a single identity through the use of a PKI identity certificate.

PKI certificates can have a parent/child relationship with other PKI certificates, where the first certificate serves as the parent, validating the other certificate.

In Android, the digital certificates used to sign apps become the app’s package signature that is available to other apps through normal metadata APIs such as those in PackageManager, said Bluebox Security CTO Jeff Forristal.

An application’s signature establishes who can update it and what applications can share its data, he told TechNewsWorld.

Certain signatures are given special privileges in certain cases. For example, an application bearing Adobe’s digital certificate identity can act as a webview plugin for all other apps; or, an app with the signature of the Google Wallet app can be allowed access to near field communication hardware.

On some devices, applications with the signature of the device manufacturer or trusted third parties can access the vendor’s mobile device management extensions to manage, configure and control the device.

Android’s package installer does not verify the authenticity of a certificate chain.

How Hackers Can Use Fake ID

To use Fake ID, hackers fabricate a set of identities for a malware app that includes the identities of specially privileged parties in the identity chain — then distribute the application in various ways, Forristal explained.

The set of permissions normally shown to the user “can effectively be kept minimal” when the malicious app is installed, and the malware does not need to ask for suspicious permissions such as “access SMS,” he said.

Once the app is installed, “it’s game over,” Forristal said. “The OS acts upon the identities included in the applications signing chain, and starts to give the installed app privileges — starts disseminating the viral portions of that malware into other apps.”

A malware application can exploit multiple identities, thus using a combination of vectors, he said.

Enterprises Are Vulnerable

“Connecting mobile devices to sanctioned cloud-based business applications that contain business-critical and sensitive information is now becoming the norm,” noted Ron Zalkind, chief technology officer at
CloudLock.

“At CloudLock, we’ve identified close to 10 thousand of these apps that are directly connected to the enterprise,” he told TechNewsWorld.

A vulnerability like Fake ID could give attackers access to corporate identities as well as corporate information, Zalkind warned.

Staying Safe

“We have scanned all applications submitted to Google Play, as well as those Google has reviewed from outside of Google Play, and we have seen no evidence of attempted exploitation of this vulnerability,” Google’s Katsaros said.

However, updates usually are held back by carriers and device makers for compatibility testing, and “the slowness of upgrades to the latest Android version exacerbates [the Fake ID threat],” CloudLock’s Zalkind said.

Users should install patches as soon as they are available.

They can use Bluebox’s
security scanner to check their device.


Richard Adhikari has written about high-tech for leading industry publications since the 1990s and wonders where it’s all leading to. Will implanted RFID chips in humans be the Mark of the Beast? Will nanotech solve our coming food crisis? Does Sturgeon’s Law still hold true? You can connect with Richard on
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Report: Imposter app bug found in Android


Editorial by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014.

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Android app hack

BlueBox Security released findings today that show a dangerous flaw in Android that allows hackers to get onto your device by posing as a legitimate app. This news once again throws into question the security on Google’s Android platform, but what does it mean for you?

When Android VP Sundar Pichai stood up for the platforms security in the face of criticism from Apple CEO Tim Cook, some saw it as a stringent defense of his product. However, while Pichai was defending Google’s overall part in Android’s security, I saw his statement as a damning confession that Android is open to flaws.
This is what Pichai said at the time:

“It must be liberating [for Apple] to wake up and think about your device, your software, and hey, ?I can even call the chipset guys and say what the chip should be,?? he says. “I have to think about building a platform and bringing as many people along on this journey and getting it right. I believe that ultimately it?s a more powerful approach, but it?s a lot more stressful as well.

You have to be careful when you make a $100,000 Mercedes car not to look at rest of automotive industry and make comments on it… We serve the entire breadth of the market, globally across all form factors, et cetera. Android from the ground up is designed to be very, very secure… History shows typically that malware is also targeted at the more popular operating system. So you know there is that.”

In the interest of not making this an Apple vs. Android debate, what Pichai says about Cupertino’s model is correct, but it is actually a compliment of sorts. However, Apple does only have to take care of itself and the rest falls into place. As Sundar says, Google builds the most secure platform possible and then rolls it out to third parties, who in turn do what they want with it. Basically he is saying there are security issues but they are not Google’s fault. Comforting for Pichai maybe, but not for us.

5 million infected devices tells us that Android can sometimes be like the Wild West of the mobile world, and this latest issue is adding to the worry. Imposter apps that can access your device and personal files sounds like an unsolvable problem as the bug means hackers can attack the verification of the app making process.

The Android installer makes the publisher sign a digital verification certificate which acts as an identifying signature within the app code. The problem occurs because Android doesn?t check with the publisher to see if it is actually a legitimate version of the app, meaning an imposter app could mimic the legitimate one and find its way onto devices. BlueBox put it thusly:

“We basically discovered a way to create fake ID cards. There are different vectors. They all come down to: I can create a fake ID card. The question is, which fake ID card do I create?”

This is where Pichai’s words start to ring true. BlueBox informed Google about the issue in April and the company immediately implemented a fix through the Android Security team. The fix was then sent to manufacturers, who were given 90 days to make the necessary changes. However, BlueBox tested 40 major Android partners and found that only one has implemented the fix, and the 90 day period has all but expired.

Google says it scans all apps on the Google Play Store and while this bug is still very much active that there are no mimicked apps currently on the store. However, with BlueBox releasing its findings the bug is now very much in the public domain, so we hope Google will get tougher with manufacturers and make them implement the fix.

source: Bloomberg

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Nokia’s innovative Android launcher gets a huge update and opens up to new users


We called Nokia’s first Android app “wonderfully simple and shockingly innovative” when we gave the world its first look at the sleek Z Launcher app back in June, but the app was only available as a limited pre-beta at the time and Nokia quickly filled all available slots. Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Z Launcher app just received a major update and opened up to a new wave of pre-beta users at the same time. The bad news, however, is that you can only get in if you had previously signed up for access to the app.

Z Launcher is Nokia’s first big post-smartphone project. Developed by a team within the Nokia Technologies group, the app is an intelligent Android launcher that puts the apps and contacts you access most frequently front and center on your screen.

Following BGR’s coverage of Z Launcher, Nokia was flooded with requests from eager Android users who wanted to try it out. The company opened its pre-beta up to far more people than it had initially wanted to, but the requests kept coming in.

If you were among the unlucky people who didn’t get into the pre-beta back in June, however, Nokia confirmed in a blog post that you can now sign up for access to Z Launcher.

Also of note, Nokia said in a separate blog post that Z Launcher has just received a big update that adds a good amount of new functionality including the ability to drag and drop favorites, the ability to remove or uninstall items with a long press, and better support on a couple of popular phone models.

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AOKP Nightly Latest Version Featuring Android 4.4.4 Supports Galaxy S3 I9300

The Team Kang has announced the availability of the latest Android Open Kang Project (AOKP) nightlies for a number of Android powered devices. Based on AOSP, the AOKP build brings Android 4.4.4 software and plenty of customised features and tweaks. Below are the changes noticed in the latest release. 

AOKP changelist

Telephony blacklist

Navbar cursor keys

Option to force high-end graphics on low memory devices

Toggle rewrite: battery, Wi-Fi and signal

Heads up blacklist options

Translation updates

Lots of device updates

The AOKP nightly also supports the international variant of Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), which runs Android Jelly Bean. Head over to the AOKP source page to know more about the new nightly versions.  

Galaxy S3 owners, who wish to install Android 4.4.4 on their devices using AOKP, may follow the installation guide below. 

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet the following requirements.

Pre-requisites

  • Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S3 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings About phone. Tap on Build Number seven times, a message will appear saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings Developer Options.]
  • As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device has any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then back up data using the same.
  • If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S3 should have above 80% battery charge.
  • The phone should be rooted and have the latest version of recovery.
  • The AOKP 4.4.4 works only with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S3 by navigating to Settings About phone Model number.
  • After flashing the ROM if the device gets stuck on the booting animation or experience boot loop then perform wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache for a few times before rebooting the device.
  • Once the ROM is installed, users are advised to give 10 minutes to the ROM after the device boots up for the first time for better user experience.

Download files

aokp_i9300_kitkat_nightly_2014-07-17.zip [Alternate link]

Gapps

How to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy S3 I9300 with AOKP

Step-1: Connect Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable. Move the downloaded files to the internal storage of the phone. But do not extract/unzip the files

Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off

Step-3: Enter into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. This guide supports both CWM and TWRP recovery; you may use either of the recoveries to install the CM11.0 M8 build

Step-4: Create a Nandroid backup of the current ROM, which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or if you wish to go back to the previous ROM.

CWM: Select backup and restore, name the file and confirm the process. Go back to main recovery menu when the backup is completed

TWRP: Press Backup, name the file then swipe to confirm the process

Step-5: Apply a full Factory Reset. This will wipe all data from system partition, which means the device will lose installed apps data and all the other system files [Factory Reset does not delete contents from internal or external storage.]

CWM: Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the process

TWRP: Press Wipe and swipe to confirm

Note: Do not skip this process as the new ROM might not boot into normal mode.

Step-6: Install CM11.0 M8 on Galaxy S3.

CWM: Select install zip from sdcard  choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the location where ROM is saved. Select it and confirm installation

TWRP: Press Install, find the ROM file and swipe to confirm installation

Step-7: When the ROM is installed, follow the similar procedure (step-6) to flash Gapps file

Step-8: After the installation process is completed, return to the custom recovery screen and reboot the phone into normal mode. Note that the first boot process of the new ROM will take some time before it loads all the files

AOKP nightly build featuring Android 4.4.4 should now be installed on the Galaxy S3 I9300. Navigate to Settings About phone to verify the new software version running on the device.

[Source: Android Geeks]

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Beamz Interactive, Inc. Announces New Android App

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Beamz Interactive, Inc. (BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products and technology, today announced its new free Beamz Android App that gives users the ability to play, record and share songs at the convenience of one’s fingertips. The Company recently announced an infusion of $1 million of private funding to be used primarily for sales and marketing purposes, including the marketing of the Beamz family of apps. The Beamz interactive music product offering continues to evolve and meet the needs of educators, families, patients and consumers; especially with its mobile apps on both the iOS and now, Android platforms.

“Utilizing Beamz Interactive’s proprietary software, users can now enjoy the Beamz interactive music experience on an Android phone or tablet,” said Al Ingallinera, Vice President of Product Management for Beamz Interactive. “You can also seamlessly create your own custom version of some of today’s most popular songs, then instantly record and share these songs with friends. There is no other music app like this for the Android platform. And….it’s free!”

New Beamz Android App
This free music app comes with two interactive songs. After the application is installed, the user may then go to the store within the application to download 13 more songs for a total of 15. The free songs are the same titles included in the free Beamz iOS app, including the exclusive video song “Laser Light Show” by Flo Rida. Users may purchase additional interactive songs from the store within the application. The Beamz interactive music library includes hundreds of songs for all age groups, across all music styles and genres. In addition to original music, there are video songs, karaoke titles, children’s songs, educational songs and many interactive songs made in the style of chart topping and iconic artists.

“We are proud of our technical team for reaching this milestone of creating such a robust interactive music app to run on Android 4.1 or later. The completion of our iOS and Android interactive music apps position us to partner with a variety of music and content parties, creating the opportunity to drive high-margin content sales as well as increase awareness for the Beamz Interactive Music System,” said Beamz CEO Charlie Mollo. “The Beamz Android App does not require music production work, but simply allows anyone regardless of their prior music background, experience or cognitive or physical ability to have fun playing and sharing songs created in the app.”

Download the Beamz Android App from the Play Store on the device. For more information, visit www.thebeamz.com/android.

About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (BZIC) develops innovative, interactive laser controller technology used in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare and consumer applications. The Beamz enables music educators and therapists to meet developmental objectives in classrooms and therapeutic settings. This state-of-the-art music technology brings music to everyone by simply allowing users to access hundreds of sounds, instruments, vocals and music clips at one’s fingertips. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. The Beamz product line includes a laser controller with four laser beams, and free iOS and Android mobile apps, a product line focused on education and healthcare as well as consumers. In addition, the company features an extensive library of interactive songs to play on all platforms. Beamz Interactive’s technology holds multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, mobile applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.

Follow Beamz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For comprehensive investor relations material, including fact sheets, multimedia resources, and videos regarding Beamz, please follow the appropriate link: Beamz Product Video, and Beamz Investor Materials.

Forward-Looking Statements   
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s current expectations and projections about future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.  The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company’s periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update publicly or to revise these forward-looking statements.

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Stunning New Features Released on AppsGeyser Online Platform

AppsGeyser Reveals Its Latest Changes

We are learning from the feedback our users have given us and are making changes accordingly.

(PRWEB) July 30, 2014

AppsGeyser is proud of how far it has come in the past three years, and of the success app makers have had from using the online app tools. As with all businesses, AppsGeyser has also been on a learning curve and has adapted its Android app making platform to suit the users needs. 2014 has been dedicated to the creation of many new templates and the upgrading of the existing platform.

The AppsGeyser free Android app tool program has seen the integration of premium features that are available to purchase online, more tab options within existing templates, new style homepage on the AppsGeyser website that includes a click to create app link, and increased online help that assists app users in their template decisions. The AppsGeyser blog has become an ongoing tutorial assisting in every stage of the app creation and app success process, and new videos are now available in the Appsgeyser academy on Youtube.

“I definitely prefer the click to purchase option for premium features,” Brandon Filpot said. “I didn’t like having to email for sales support, I much prefer being able to click and be in control of my purchases myself.”

“AppsGeyser has modernized along with the times,” explains Vasily Salomatov. “We are learning from the feedback our users have given us, and we are making changes accordingly.”

About AppsGeyser:

AppsGeyser, launched in February 2011, is now the biggest Free Android App Builder on the market. AppsGeyser’s popularity has risen by enabling users to create apps with ease for Android devices from any web content in under five minutes. AppsGeyser has seen more than 1,055,000 apps created on its platform. There have been more than 763 million downloads of its apps.


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StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features

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StumbleUpon launched an update for its Android app today, adding some new features like sharing via SMS, an Activity Center, and the ability to add content to lists (a helpful feature that has been available on the desktop site and via the desktop toolbar for some time).

The activity center lets you view shares and follower notifications.

There’s also a new navigation menu, giving you one tap access to likes, lists, interests, and followers.

In addition to now being able to add stuff to lists, the app will now let you discover lists, including trending, new, and recommended lists via a tabbed layout.

The browsing experience itself has also been improved. You can browse links within stumbles, and use the soft key to get back to the original stumble.

The company calls the new Android experience its “most powerful mobile stumbling experience yet.”

A recent report from Shareaholic found that StumbleUpon was one of only three of the eight major social networks it tracks to see an increase in website referrals year over year (the other two were Facebook and Pinterest).

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Short Bytes: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet

Today’s launch of the new SHIELD Tablet with NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 SoC has muddied up the tablet waters a bit. We’ve posted our full coverage of the device, but for those looking for a short summary of the SHIELD Tablet – and whether it’s worth buying or not – here’s the synopsis of NVIDIA’s latest entry into the mobile gaming market.

At its core, the SHIELD Tablet is a fully functional 8″ Android tablet, which is quite a change from the initial SHIELD handheld gaming device. Of course it comes with NVIDIA’s latest Tegra K1 processor, a quad-core ARM Cortex A15r3 CPU with a 192-core Kepler-derived GPU and 2GB DDR3L-1866. Storage options are currently 16GB or 32GB, and a microSD slot for additional storage. The display is a 1920×1200 IPS panel, and though it has a somewhat limited color gamut it’s a decent if not exceptional display overall. Connectivity consists of 2×2 stream 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, with optional LTE support also available. The 16GB model comes with WiFi only while the 32GB model is equipped with LTE. A capacitive DirectStylus 2 also comes standard on both models.

The overall build quality and design are definitely improved over the Tegra Note 7, with a premium feel that was previously lacking. In many ways, it feels like a larger variant of the Nexus 5, and as an owner of a Nexus 5 that’s pretty high praise. NVIDIA has also provided stereo front-facing speakers that sound better than those in most tablets. The only problem is that the SHIELD Tablet is rather heavy compared to the competition – it weighs 390g, compared to 294g for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, but you get better performance with the added weight.

While there’s certainly plenty of hyperbole involved with NVIDIA referring to the K1 as having supercomputing roots, from a pure performance perspective the K1 GPU delivers the goods, topping the charts in most of our graphics benchmarks. The CPU side of the equation isn’t quite as impressive; it’s faster than the previous generation Tegra 4, but given differences in platform, OS, etc. it can be difficult to draw firm conclusions. In general, you can expect somewhere around 5-25% better CPU performance than the Tegra 4, and the K1 tops most of the CPU charts and is at worst competitive with other leading SoCs. About the only potential weaknesses are in the NAND performance (random write is a bit low), and battery life takes a step back from the earlier SHIELD (though that’s with a smaller battery) – and under heavy gaming workloads it can be less than three hours depending on the game. That’s sort of the price you pay if you want maximum gaming performance from a tablet, though: battery life is going to take a hit when running full tilt.

NVIDIA has put quite a bit of effort into the software side of things as well. Besides all the usual Android tablet features – which basically work as expected – you get ShadowPlay support (record and/or stream your gaming sessions), GameStream (either local or remote is in beta), and access to GRID gaming as well. We’ve covered all of these previously, and there’s nothing really new to add: they all work and offer features that you can’t find on other tablets. If you’re in the market for a tablet that can function as a portable gaming system, your options are quite limited.

The base price for the SHIELD Tablet is actually quite good, all things considered: $299 will get you one of the fastest Android tablets around, but don’t forget the accessories. There’s the DirectStylus 2, SHIELD wireless controller, and SHIELD Tablet cover. While you get a DirectStylus 2 with every SHIELD Tablet (a replacement stylus will set you back $20), the wireless controller is a $60 accessory and the magnetic cover is another $40 accessory. The cover isn’t strictly necessary, but as someone that has used quite a few tablets without covers, over time getting some sort of cover is highly recommended, and the SHIELD Cover is a high quality cover that meshes well with the tablet. The wireless controller is a different matter: if you’re looking at this as a gaming device, it’s basically a required accessory. There are many Android games that are designed for a touchscreen, but if you want to use GameStream or play any of the games optimized for a gaming controller, you’ll need the SHIELD wireless controller.

Taken as a complete package, then, you’re looking at $400 for the 16GB WiFi model with accessories and $500 for the 32GB LTE model. You can argue that’s too much, and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, but if you like the idea of a portable gaming tablet you don’t really have many other choices. You can get the older NVIDIA SHIELD for $200, but that’s half the price for basically half the performance and it was never really that useful except as a gaming device. The SHIELD Tablet on the other hand can function perfectly well as a tablet, and you only need to bring out the controller for times when you want to play games.

Ultimately, the SHIELD Tablet is a far more versatile solution than the original SHIELD, and if you’re in the market for a new tablet it’s still worth considering even if you don’t care much about the gaming aspects – you can always add the controller at a later date. It might be a bit heavy compared to other options, but the performance and features definitely help set it apart. Unless you’re particularly committed to a specific vendor for your devices, the SHIELD makes for a good addition to the Android family.

Gallery: Short Bytes: NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet

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