Open Gaming Platform
SHIELD is an open ecosystem where any developer can develop and release content that takes advantage of SHIELD's features. SHIELD is one of the first Android devices to allow game developers to create top quality content that can be enjoyed on the big screen in the living room as well as a mobile experience.
Developer Resources & Information
SHIELD is an Android based gaming portable built around the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. Developers can use SHIELD like any other Android device and it is fully compatible with NVIDIA's suite of development tools and utilities.
The Tegra 4 processor has an array of advanced new hardware capabilities on the CPU, GPU and other processing cores.
Open Source Resources
To assist the Android open source and modding community, NVIDIA has published the required source code and binary packages to create custom OS images for SHIELD. NVIDIA has also made a binary "recovery image" available for users that wish to revert to the factory default image. These will be updated as new OTA updates are made available.
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