NVIDIA had launched the Shield handheld gaming device back in July much to the glee of hardcore gaming enthusiasts. It is basically a handheld gaming console that is based on Android and come with some high end specs. The device also boasts of superior quality which together with its ability to stream PC games ensured it never went out of favor with the gaming community. It’s three months stay in the market has been without a hitch after it had suffered about a month of delay during launch due to some issues with a particular component of the device.
Nvidia though isn’t sitting on the laurels and have dropped enough hint of there being a successor to the first gen Shield that is already in the making. Likely to be named Shield 2, the new gen device is expected to break cover sometime during early 2014.
That the possibility is quite true stems from the report of Endgadget after they had an interview with the CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang. The talk was centered around the Tegra chip that is in the making when Huang mentioned about the new Tegra chip would be coming with the new SHIELD. He also mentioned in his talk that the company comes out with a new Tegra chip every year. The building of the Tegra chip is associated with project named Logan.
The market gets a fresh update of Smartphone and tablet on a near regular basis every year. This does not happen for gaming consoles. If NVIDIA does follow a new gaming console with every new Tegra chip that they come up every year, then this trend would be a very welcome one for gamers all over the world.