Nvidia's Tegra Note 7 OTA Update Has Nice Surprise
Nvidia sent over a brief update reporting that the company just released an Over the Air (OTA) update for the Tegra Note 7 tablet. Thanks to this update, users can now stream Netflix content in up to 1080i on their device, making the tablet one of the first Android devices to stream Netflix at this resolution.
To manually get this update, Tegra Note 7 owners can go into Settings, About Tablet, System Updates, and then Download OTA.
The Tegra Note 7 tablets launched late last year sporting a 7-inch PRISM 2 screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution. This screen is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core Tegra 4 chip supplied by Nvidia along with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and micro HDMI output. Other features include Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, an ambient light sensor, and more.
The big selling point with this tablet is the company's DirectStylus tech, which allows users to draw fine lines and broader strokes. The Tegra Note 7 is also the world's first tablet with an HDR camera, which relies on the company's Chimera computational photography. The tablet also sports the latest build of Android, allowing users to access Google Play services.
Nvidia's Tegra Note 7 partners include Advent, EVGA, Gigabyte, HP, PNY, XOLO and ZOTAC. The typical price for the tablet is $199.
For now, Tegra Note 7 owners may want to avoid streaming Netflix shows while connected to Verizon's network. The Big Red is currently threatening to sue Netflix over a controversial error message that blames Verizon's network for laggy video streaming. Verizon has supplied Netflix with a cease and desist letter, and also wants proof that Verizon's network is causing the playback issue.
"The source of the problem is almost certainly NOT congestion in Verizon's network," says Verizon's David Young. "Instead, the problem is most likely congestion on the connection that Netflix has chosen to use to reach Verizon's network. Of course, Netflix is solely responsible for choosing how their traffic is routed into any ISP's network."