Android game consoles: News Updates on Wikipad, Gamestick and NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA ShieldThere is a lot happening in the casual gaming console arena this week. So, we thought why not combine all the small-small bits of news into one report that will give you an idea of everything going on the Android gaming console front.

NVIDIA Shield gets software update

Starting with Shield, this portable game console from NVIDIA is getting a software update. According to NVIDIA, the update is available now over-the-air and can be triggered by going to Settings > About > System updates.

Here is the full change-log of NVIDIA Shield software update 59:

  • Ability to move select app and game program (APK) files from SHIELD internal storage to the microSD card.
  • Improved Miracast streaming with Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro (requires ScreenBeam firmware release or higher).
  • ScreenBeam owners can download the latest Actiontec ScreenBeam firmware and learn how to update the firmware
  • Improved PC streaming stability, gamepad detection, and Wi–Fi performance
  • Support for Tegra developer tools: CPU sampling profiler (Tegra Profiler) and GPU analysis (PerfHUD ES).

Gamestick to ship in September

As per a post on GameStick blog, the Kickstarter backers of Gamestick should be receiving their much delayed Gamestick units sometime around mid-September.

If you are not a Kickstarter backer, you can order the GameStick from Amazon or GameStop for $79.99 and it will begin shipping on September 30.

Wikipad’s 7-inch gaming tablet coming to the UK on September 27

Lastly, according to a press release issued by Wikipad, its 7-inch gaming tablet will go on sale in the UK on September 27th, 2013 at a retail price of £249.99 / €299.99.

The Wikipad comes with 16GB of internal memory, micro SD slot, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 2-megapixel front camera and 7-inch HD display.

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