Nvidia is reportedly putting off release of its Android- based gaming device, Shield, to July; it was to be out this week, as per earlier announcements by the company.
The delay is attributed to a hardware component issue. "The issue relates to a third-party mechanical component, and we're working around the clock with the supplier to get it up to our expectations," posted Jason Paul, Shield director on the company blog. "We apologise to those who have pre-ordered Shields and to all those who are waiting for them to go on sale. But we want every- Shield to be just right."
The technical malfunction of the portable gaming console is said to have affected Nvidia's plans for testing its latest Tegra 4 processors in the market.
Nvidia Shield features a 5in multi-touch screen with 720p resolution. The device sports integrated audio speakers featuring custom bass audio tuner along with a built-in microphone.
The connectivity ports in the console include mini-HDMI output, micro-USB 2.0, micro SD storage slot and 3.5 standard headphone jack with microphone support.
Apart from 802.11n 2x2 Mimo Wi-Fi, the device incorporates Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology. The console is powered by Tegra 4 quad-core processors supported by 2 GB RAM. Shield runs on the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system and has all-time access to Google Play store and Nvidia libraries from where the user can download e-books, games, movies, TV shows or applications.
The console is available on pre-orders from Nvidia store for £195 ($299 approx). The accessories include a carrying case and custom carbon and glossy tags, which are sold separately.
The pre-orders are limited to US and Canada while UK dates are yet to be announced.