In the World of Android TV, the NVidia Shield TV is still by far the best choice available. Nonetheless, the aging hardware is due for an upgrade. Today, an FCC itemizing for an updated NVidia Shield TV has been revealed, hinting that a launch might be across the corner.
The FCC record which is clearly labeled as “NVIDIA Corporation SHIELD Android TV Game Console P3430″ offers us a robust hint that NVidia’s work on a third-generation Android TV is well underway. No photos of the hardware are revealed in this listing. However, there’s an additional confirmation of an updated chipset.
The Tegra processor under the hood is listed because the “Tegra X1 T210 B01,” differing from the “Tegra X1 A2” which is used within the 2017 NVidia Shield TV (through CordCuttersNews). It’s unclear what different adjustments might be made to the specification list. However, an updated processor is surely a welcome update.
In past rumors, it was shown that this new NVidia Shield TV, codenamed “mdarcy” is probably going to be a small update. Android Pie would ship with the brand new hardware out of the box, and updated peripherals could also be included.
It’s unclear when NVidia might officially reveal a brand new Shield TV. However, 2017 reveal arrived at CES in January. Maybe the identical pattern will follow for a 2020 revision. Notably, the confidential details of the FCC itemizing are to be kept for 180 days, so it appears attainable that the official announcement is still a way out.