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New NVIDIA Shield Android TV may come with revamped controller

A new report has posted images of what may be the new 2017 version of the NVIDIA Shield Android TV set-top box, with a revamped game controller.
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December 19, 2016

There are already rumors about a new NVIDIA Shield Android TV set-top box reveal for CES 2017. Today, new images of what reportedly are the new 2017 edition of the console-like devices popped up on the Internet, which include a new look for its game controller.

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The images come from Android Police, via unnamed sources and show that the controller ditches the touchpad in the current version that comes with the Shield Android TV device. it also looks like it’s been redesigned to offer a better grip for hands.

Other than that, the new images don’t show any changes in design for the NVIDIA Shield Android TV case or its remote controller. Android Police does say the leaked images hint that the 2017 may come in two sizes, but adds that one of them may just be the current version that may be sold with the new controller.

Previous rumors claim the new version of the Shield Android TV box will come with support for playing 4K video, along with 802.11ac WIFI and MIMO antennas. The controller may also use Bluetooth Low Energy in place of WiFi Direct support. Hopefully we will learn a lot more in a few weeks at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.