Background and Identification
Nvidia Corporation is an American technology company that designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for gaming and professional markets. Nvidia also produces system-on-a-chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automobile market. More recently, Nvidia has moved into the mobile computing market where it produces mobile processors for smartphones, tablets, vehicle navigation, and entertainment systems.
A sure-fire way to identify that you are holding a tablet in your hands is by checking to see if it is able to be held in your hands. Tablets are generally bigger than mobile cellular devices, with screens in the 7-inch to 11-inch range, but smaller than laptops and without the folding capabilities.
Android tablets incapsulate any tablet computers running on the Android OS operating system. Tablets occupy the weird space in between phones and computers, functioning as larger mobile devices that rely primarily on touch input, although some models have the functionality to attach additional peripherals. Android tablets can be largely identified as any tablet computer not using either Windows OS or iOS.
Nvidia tablets are produced under the Nvidia Shield name; the Shield line is a range of gaming hardware including the Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, and the Shield Android TV.
Nvidia tablets include the name “Shield” in the center of the tablet’s backing. They often include Android’s three-button navigation system which includes a house-shaped button as a “home” button in the center of the tablet’s bottom bezel, a rectangle as a “show-all-applications” button on the right of the “home” button, and a “back” button depicted with an arrow pointing to the left.