Nvidia Shield coming July 31

Nvidia pushed its Shield console to July just days before it was originally supposed to hit. At the time, Nvidia said it won't release their Android device "until it's fully up to the exacting standards that Nvidia's known for," blaming the delay on "a third-party mechanical component."

For the uninitiated, Shield is a mini console that combines a Xbox 360-style controller with a 5-inch, 720p, multi-touch, flip-up screen. It's powered by Nvidia's Tegra 4 mobile CPU/GPU combo with 2GB of RAM and the Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS. While significantly more powerful than Ouya, it also costs significantly more: $299.

According to Kotaku, the console is now set for July 31st. Talk about releasing about the last minute possible before having to announce another last-minute delay.