by David Coombes, posted May 28 2015

The world’s first 4K streaming Android TV is now available with NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the revolutionary Tegra X1 Superchip, SHIELD is powerful enough to own the living room, delivering a world of content and apps as well AAA gaming franchises locally or streaming them from the cloud using GRID technology. SHIELD combines the performance of a console, with the ease of development that comes from Android and OpenGL, making it developer friendly. We are backing the launch of SHIELD by...

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by Lars Bishop, posted May 15 2015

The SHIELD Android TV brings next-generation Android apps, gaming and media content into consumers' living rooms. NVIDIA's Developer Technologies and Tools teams provide developers with a wealth of resources for Android and Android TV application development. These resources include a constantly updated set of tools, code samples, blog postings and developer guides. Developers looking to add Android TV support to their application should take particular note of the following...

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by David Coombes, posted May 14 2015

If you are writing a game or high performance application for Android, you will be using the NDK (Native Development Kit) from Google. At NVIDIA, we believe in making NDK development simple and efficient. We provide tools for installing the NDK as well as integration with Visual Studio for building and debugging. We also provide professional grade profiling tools for both CPU and GPU. These tools let developers get professional performance from their Android code. Tools for...

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by David Coombes, posted Dec 10 2014

Is your game built on a cross platform engine like Unity or Unreal Engine? Does your game support gamepads? Have you made an Android build? You might be surprised at how easy porting to Android is. A modern Android device like the SHIELD tablet has a powerful quad core CPU, a modern, precise, fully featured GPU and 2GB of RAM. This means that in many respects, it is equivalent or superior to a previous generation console. Because of this, many games can be deployed with little or...

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by Andrew Edelsten, posted Dec 10 2014

Android 5.0 "Lollipop" a month on: the OS sets the high bar for a mobile OS and the Nexus 9 shines but there are some pitfalls for developers. If you're getting reports of crashes on Lollipop, be sure to check out these potential gotchas! The Google Nexus 9 tablet is built with the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 64 bit mobile processor and SHIELD tablet 8 was one of the first Android devices to receive the Lollipop OTA. To ensure the best user experience for these two important products, NVIDIA...

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