Update 1: 5/28/15 Post Google I/O Update Article Contents1 Specs2 The Good3 The Not So Good4 Hardware4.1 Remote and Game Controller4.2 Storage and Wireless5 Software and Performance5.1 Voice Controls6 Gaming6.1 Android Games6.2 GameStream6.3 GRID6.4 What Are Gamers Getting?7 Conclusion When you hear the name "NVIDIA," the first thing that comes to mind is most likely graphics cards, or at the very least the company's Tegra chips that have been powering Android devices for several years now. Either way, it's probably not "the company that makes the killer Android TV box that's hanging out in my living room." But after today, it honestly might be. We've spent the last week or so playing with both the base model SHIELD and storage-laden SHIELD Pro, which at this point are unquestionably the best Android TV boxes that money can buy. And while Android TV as a whole is still very immature, SHIELD (which is how we'll refer to both versions of the box moving forward, unless otherwise … [Read more...] about NVIDIA SHIELD And SHIELD Pro Review: Easily The Best Android TV On The Market, But Don’t Toss Out Your Game Consoles Just Yet
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There are loads of brand new games on the Google Play Store and you can find plenty of retro titles too. But what if your favorite classics aren’t available on Google’s app store? That’s where emulators come in. Emulators let you play console games from past generations on modern hardware, including smartphones. But how do you know what emulators on Android will run well on your phone? You can either go through the painstaking process of downloading the best emulators for Android and trying them out for yourself, or you can save some time and read on as we cover general hardware requirements for all the major gaming generations. Read more: Best emulators for Android In creating this guide we spoke to some of the creators of the most popular emulators and tested them on various Android devices. We’re also only covering consoles from historically the biggest hardware makers in the business — Nintendo, Sega, and Sony. Here’s everything you … [Read more...] about Emulators for Android guide: Can your phone handle these consoles?