Rumors and Nvidia news are always thrilling, here in the Google Android area. The company best known for its graphics cards got many positive vibrations in our corner of the country with the Shield, Shield Tablets, and of course, the Shield TV. Due to this fantastic reputation, whenever information about a Shield product appears, people get excited. XDA found in certain digging that Nvidia could be working on a 2-in-1 tablet computer. Codenamed mystique, this theoretical apparatus appeared in the Shield Experience Software sometime last year, however it was discovered again in the current versions 7.2 and 7.2.3.
Inside, there are references to some Desktop switcher style for Android, probably named Nvidia Desktop Experience. It contains 3 UI modes, Dynamic, Tablet, and Desktop, but what the gaps are is unknown. In addition, The code links trigger menu visibility and some type of mouse hover for the desktop UI. Other references in what is called Nvidia desktop experience have an option to set the Google Android UI mode on startup, automatically launching Desktop mode if a keyboard is connected, and support for specific combinations of buttons to make things such as display the status bar or toggle full screen.
As you may have guessed, it is highly improbable that this has anything to do with the Shield Portable and Tablets of old, because Nvidia longer supports them, nor would any of this be really at all helpful on the Shield TV. Where mystique comes in that’s. XDA reports that offer code in last year things to mystique having a 13.5 3000 x2000 display from Panasonic, meaning it might be a kind of 2-in-1 laptop as a display that size makes for an extremely major tablet. That is speculation. There was a time where Nvidia was working on mystique with the Tegra X2 SoC, also, which can be used for automotive and AI purposes. Nvidia dropped to comment on all this, instead noting: According to Chief executive officer Jensen Huang, Nvidia doesn’t have an interest in someone else’s market share and instead would like to make new markets. The way the strong Android-based 2-in-1 laptop computer fits into that’s anyone’s guess.