Made available on August 29th, the latest NVIDIA SHIELD Software Update 59 adds support for Tegra developer tools, CPU sampling profiler (Tegra Profiler) and GPU analysis (PerfHUD ES), solidifying SHIELD’s position as the premiere platform for Android gaming and graphics development. Future OTA updates to SHIELD will continue to improve support for these tools.
Recently, as we have been testing applications and games for NVIDIA SHIELD, we have found that a seemingly minor issue in Google’s native_app_glue source code (and thus in NVIDIA’s TADP samples based on this code) is actually a serious issue on next-gen Android platforms.
We come today to let you know about a wonderful competition that our good friends at Toradex are running. It's called the Toradex Design Challenge and is open for students and other individuals at education and research institutions. It's an ongoing competition with an annual prize pool of $100,000 so if you're still in school or are planning a return to university, fear not!