NVIDIA to send Android 4.4 KitKat Update for its Shield Console in April 2014 – Details

NVIDIA has announced the roll out of the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System update for its Sheild that will start next week from April 2nd 2014. This update will be an OTA (over the air) update and is likely to bring all the KitKat goodies and improvements in the Shield.

The update will bring improvements in the Gamestream technology that will allow you to stream games on your own PCs. It will also allow you to pair your shield with the HDTV’s in console mode to stream the PC games and you can play them comfortably using the new Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support given to it.

Shield to get 4.4 KitKat

In the blog post NVIDIA noted that – Since the launch of SHIELD, gamers have wanted to play their PC games outside the home. With the upcoming software release, we are making that a reality with remote streaming support – coming in beta. For complete remote access to your PC, we’ve built in wake-on-LAN support to allow gamers to remotely wake their PC from sleep mode and remote login support to let you log into a locked PC from SHIELD.

More over Shield gamers will also be able to stream from a GeForce GTX-powered notebook PC, including all the GeForce GTX 800M, GTX 700M and select GTX 600M GPUs and NVIDA has also included to TegraZone and GamePad Mapper apps with the improvements in the user interface that lets you to find games just with a touch of the NVIDIA button that is built on the Shield. More over the device now comes with the support for over 100 PC games.

This Shield was launched eight months earlier, in the year 2013 and the update is going to hit the device starting from April 2nd. So do you own a Shield? Excited to get the update? Stay tuned for more information and updates and do comment for more queries.


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