Software support is a big issue in the tech world because nobody likes buying a device that has an expiration date. Nvidia offers its own Android TV Devices called Shield TVs and according to a tweet from @AndroidTV_Rumor, Android 11 is on the way.
A list of compatible Nvidia Shield TVs has been published
Nvidia is definitely a company that loves to support their devices. The first Shield TV set was released back in 2015 and ran on Android 5.0 Lollipop. This device has been updated to Android 9 which is impressive in every way.
All Nvidia Shield TVs that receive the Android 11 update are listed on the Google Play console. The nice thing is that ALL Nvidia devices are listed as suitable for the update. That includes the older 2015 model (imagine a 2015 phone getting the latest Android update)!
There seems to be an odd detail, however. While the list includes all devices, the model called “darcy” seems to be missing. It seems pretty strange given that this device was released back in 2017 so it shouldn’t be too old to update. Most likely, this is just a company’s mistake.
There isn’t much more information left
With this list we basically have the confirmation that these devices have received the update. Otherwise there is not much more we can say. The company has not indicated when this update will land. We don’t know what’s changing either Nvidia to do with the software. Only time can tell.
What is the Nvidia Shield TV?
Several companies make their own Android TV-powered devices, and Nvidia is no different. The company makes a number of high-performance Android TVs, all of which have robust features. The current models are the Shield TV and the Shield TV Pro.
The Shield TV can stream HDR content at 4K resolution for amazing pictures. In addition to that, it also supports Dolby Atmos Enhanced Audio. You can connect it to the internet via Wi-Fi or the built-in ethernet port. It has 8 GB of internal storage and a micro SD card connector for loading content. This device is priced at $ 149.
The Nvidia Shield TV Pro is larger in terms of both features and size. Like the original model, it can stream 4K HDR content. At 16 GB, it has twice the on-board memory of the original version. There are also two USB 3 ports on the back. This will cost you $ 199.