A certification entry to the US agency FCC indicates that NVIDIA is working on a revision of its in-house streaming box Nvidia Shield TV. The changes, however, seem to be limited, at least on the technical side.
The popular NVIDIA Shield TV media streaming box was revised once in 2017 after its first release in 2015. Now the manufacturer seems to work on a new revision. This is suggested by at least one entry from the US regulatory agency FCC, which is responsible for testing communications equipment. FCC recently launched an entry to certify a “P3430 SHIELD Android TV Game Console,” which is likely to be a remake of the NVIDIA Shield TV.
According to XDA-Developers, the next revision could be based on a new version of the in-house Tegra SoC, which is to be called Tegra X1 T210B01. Whether this information is correct and to what extent this chip differs from the Tegra X1 210T of the 2015 and 2017 Shield TV consoles remains to be seen. For the previous devices, it was equipped with four ARM Cortex-A57 and A53 cores each, along with 3 gigabytes of memory.
The new revision of the NVIDIA Shield TV will also be upgraded to Android 9 “Pie”. Older models of the console, which sometimes run under the Orio version of the Google OS, could also receive such an update in order to get the same software status across devices.