While leaks were responsible for confirming the existence of a 2016 Shield Tablet, Nvidia reported to the American regulator that it was renouncing its marketing authorization. Unless surprisingly, there will therefore be no heir to the Shield Tablet K1 – at least not in the months to come.
We knew that slate was to take over within the Shield range and that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had already approved its marketing. We also knew, with a certain degree of certainty, the outline of its technical sheet, which was to revolve around a SoC Tegra X1 supported by 3 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the machine will never reach the stalls. Via a concise letter, Nvidia asked the FCC to withdraw its marketing authorization. The reason advanced? ” For commercial reasons, the product has been canceled .”
We can guess, behind these terms, that the American GPU specialist refers to the very small form of the tablet market , where manufacturers are facing a demand for the least anemic. It must be said that the renewal rates, on the consumer side, are very far from those observed in the much more vigorous market for smartphones. One would have thought, however, that there was room for a high-end model such as the Shield Tablet and its descendants. But this is clearly not the conclusion that Nvidia drew.