NVIDIA posted a development kit for the NVIDIA Shield Tablet including a banquet of languages (CUDA, Java, C/C++, …) and developer tools. A complete list of features can be found at Tegra Android Development Pack and are available for download under the NVIDIA GameWorks Download Center.
Develop on the latest and fastest mobile hardware available with the all-new NVIDIA® SHIELD™ tablet, powered by NVIDIA® Tegra® K1. The latest release of Tegra Android Development Pack (3.0R2) adds major feature updates to all Developer Tools and provides developer support to build, debug, analyze and profile for CUDA 6.0, Java, native C/C++, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenGL ES 3.1, and OpenGL 4.x on ARM based SOCs, including Tegra K1 devices and development kits.
Tegra Android Development Pack (TADP) includes the latest Android SDK (23.0.2) and NDK (r9d), latest NVIDIA Android Developer Tools (Tegra Graphics Debugger, Tegra System Profiler, Nsight™ Tegra®, Visual Studio Edition, PerfHUD ES), CUDA, OpenCV and PhysX support, NVIDIA GameWorks OpenGL sample source code, device drivers and Tegra Developer Kit OS images; bringing cutting edge features and support for latest Android devices.
A few of the numerous feature additions and improvements in 3.0R2 include additional support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and Google Android Extension Pack (AEP) in Tegra Graphics Debugger 1.1; IncrediBuild, debugging of clang compiled code with Pre–Compiled Headers and new signals handling dialog in Nsight™ Tegra®, Visual Studio Edition 1.6; New per core/per thread timeline visualization for CPU utilization, major performance improvements and improved workflow UI updates for Tegra System Profiler 2.1; Brand-new OpenGL samples in NVIDIA GameWorks OpenGL/ES 1.2 Samples.
Note: To download TADP, you must be a member of the NVIDIA GameWorks Registered Developer Program and signed into your account. Not a member – not a problem! Simply create a new account (it’s free and easy) and then view the available TADP downloads here.
I’m looking forward to seeing Ubuntu dual-booting on this device – like the previous shield!
Meanwhile, check out the review of the Shield wireless controller. Note it is a WiFi device, so we will probably see hackers using this device soon.