NVIDIA wins the jackpot with SHIELD TV, one of the best Android TV boxes available on the market. However, since the launch of the device four years ago, it has begun to show its age, even though an updated model was released in 2017.
Apparently, NVIDIA has been trying to refresh its range of Android TVs for a few years now, but most of the company's projects have failed. Fortunately, one of the many projects that NVIDIA has been working on for all these years has been given the green light, according to XDA Developers.
The code name of an upgraded NVIDIA SHIELD unit was recently spotted in the device catalog of the Google Play Developer Console, which confirms that we will soon have a new Android TV box.
The main differences between the 2017 SHIELD TV and the upcoming model are the operating system and the chipset. The new Android TV Box will come with Android 9.0 Pie on board, unlike the current generation that runs Android 8.0 Oreo.
However, we can assume that the next SHIELD TV will be more powerful and more energy efficient if NVIDIA decides to launch a new one on the market. This is the logical choice when launching a new product.