Nvidia Shield 2 Development Reportedly Cancelled By Nvidia
Nvidia Shield 2, successor to highly popular Shield tablet, has reportedly been cancelled by the company. The cancellation of the Nvidia Shield 2 tablet comes as a bit off a shock as they had already filed for a grant on the device.
A recently released image shows Nvidia sending a document to FCC to dismiss their request of the grant as they have cancelled the production of the product in question, which turns out to be their Shield 2 tablet. The reason for cancellation appears to be something business related judging by the document.
Its predecessor, the Shield Tablet launched in 2015 to great praise and became one of the most popular and powerful yet affordable gaming tablets in the market.
The last time that a possible SHIELD Tablet K1 successor was heard of or mentioned was back in the middle of July, when an unknown NVIDIA device passed through the FCC. It was labeled with model number P2523 and its dimensions suggested that it was a new tablet, powered by the new Tegra X1 processor like the Shield Android TV.
There was no official confirmation from Nvidia about the tablet ever being in development but rumors indicated that the Shield 2 tablet was codenamed Hawkeye and featured Tegra X1 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and support for 1920×1200 native resolution.
The use of X1 processor would have been a pretty decent boost of the K1 being used in the original Shield tablet and opened it to availability of even more graphic intensive games which are only available through Shield TV as of yet.
Nvidia hasn’t made any comments about this supposed cancellation so if it is indeed true, the reason could probably be the declining sales of gaming tablets leading the company to make this decision. It is unclear whether they are fully out of the tablet game or will be looking into building another gaming focused device in the future.
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