According to some code found in the latest version of the Nvidia Shield Experience software — as first spotted by XDA Developers — it’s possible that Nvidia is working on a new 2-in-1 tablet. The company hasn’t released a tablet product since 2015’s Nvidia Shield K1.

XDA’s findings show that the newest version of Shield Experience — which powers its streaming boxes and its tablets — references a codename “Mystique.” This Mystique product can quickly switch between three modes: desktop, tablet, and a third mode called “dynamic.”

While there’s no concrete details about a new piece of hardware in that small amount of information, it does seem to strongly suggest that Nvidia is optimizing Shield Experience to work with a new product that can switch between tablet and desktop modes. This suggests a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop, similar to the Google Pixel Slate or the Microsoft Surface.

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Since this development is happening within Shield Experience, it’s safe to assume that this product would be based on Android, not Chrome OS or Windows.

This rumor is a little shaky already, but the alleged specs of the device are even shakier still. XDA posits that the 2-in-1 could have a 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000. However, those specs could be far outdated or just placeholders within the code.

All signs point to the Google Pixel Slate not faring too well with audiences, leaving a ripe opportunity for a company like Nvidia to step in. Since the tablet would come from Nvidia, there’s a high likelihood it would have a gaming focus.

What do you think? Are you in the market for an Android tablet/laptop from Nvidia? Let us know in the comments.

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