The NVIDIA Shield tablet will be receiving a slew of new content and experiences this holiday season, NVIDIA announced this morning.
A total of three major updates will be hitting the Shield tablet, which includes Android 5.0 Lollipop, NVIDIA’s new GRID on-demand game-streaming service, and a new bundle.
Starting on November 18, SHIELD tablet will be one of the first tablets to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, and yes, it’ll have the new material design and various app improvements the tech kids have been talking about. This update will also include the Dabbler app, which is NVIDIA’s painting software. The app will offer full support for layers as well as live streaming Dabbler sessions over Twitch.
The new bundle NVIDIA will make available for the Shield tablet will be called the Green Box Bundle. It will include a 32GB LTE version of the Shield tablet and a copy of Half-Life 2 and Portal, the former being exclusive to the tablet when it launches, although we already saw both games when they were announced earlier this year.
Last, but certainly not least, is NVIDIA’s GRID, which is the company’s attempt at creating an on-demand game-streaming service. GRID will include a total of 20 AAA games, including Borderlands 2, Batman: Arkham City, and Psychonauts with more titles expected to be released every week.GRID will be available in North America this month for free on Shield tablets and Shield portable through June 30, 2015.