NVIDIA to roll-out Android 4.4 KitKat update for Shield next week

NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA has announced that it will begin rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Shield next week. The update will go live on April 2 over-the-air.

The update not only includes KitKat goodness but also packs some key improvements like improved Gamestream technology, which will now allow users to stream games from their own PCs.

“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,” NVIDIA noted in a blog post.

This is not all, Shield users will even be able to pair Shield with their HDTVs in console mode to stream the PC games and play them using new Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support.

Shield gamers will also be able to stream from a GeForce GTX-powered notebook PC, including all GeForce GTX 800M, GTX 700M and select GTX 600M GPUs.

In addition, NVIDIA is including updates to TegraZone and GamePad Mapper apps with user-interface improvements.

Lastly, NVIDIA will also be selling Shield at a reduced price of $199 till April-end in the US.

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