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Google Acquires Motorola
AUG. 15, 2011 • Google Inc. will pay nearly $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. Although Google has marketed its own Android phones with hardware sourced from partner electronics manufacturers, the acquisition of Motorola puts the company in direct competition with smartphone makers who use the Android OS. No change is expected in Google’s policy of giving rights to use Android to these hardware manufacturers for free in order to buil…..
Nvidia GRID Rolling Out 1080p
MAY 13, 2015 • Although Nvidia Corp.’s Shield devices have no problem supporting higher HD resolutions, the company’s Nvidia GRID streaming game service has been limited to 720p since it became more widely available last December. This week Nvidia is rolling out …..
Nvidia Shield Branding Adapts
APRIL 24, 2015 • Introduced as the Nvidia Shield Console last March, Nvidia Corp. is now promoting its new Tegra X1-based set-top unit as the Nvidia Shield Android TV. The $199 device is expected to launch next month. System specifications include a 256-core Maxwell GPU equipped with 3GB of ram, 4K HD playback, internal storage totaling 16GB, support for USB 3.0 devices and MicroSD cards, …..
Nvidia Shows Shield Console
MARCH 4, 2015 • At an E3-style presentation, in San Francisco, Nvidia Corp. unveiled an Android-based home system named the Shield Console. The chipmaker has already released Shield Tablet and Shield Portable devices. The latest Shield is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor mated with a 256-core Maxwell GPU equipped with 3GB of ram. These components make possible high-definition playba…..
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