More Troubles for Nvidia

It has not been a good week for Nvidia NVDA 164,95 +4,32 +2,69%. Last weekend Windows 10 users with Nvidia video cards using dual displays were having issues with Nvidia’s management software and Windows Update fighting each other claiming they had an updated driver. The Nvidia update would work, but Windows Updated detected that driver as outdated and would install a driver that didn’t work correctly with Windows 10.

Now comes news they are recalling their 8-inch Shield Tablets in the US due to fears the device overheats and the battery may catch fire.

Nvidia Corp said it was recalling some of its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The Android-based tablet, which has a price tag of $300-$400, is targeted at gaming enthusiasts and comes equipped with batteries that are made to last longer.

I can see how a gaming tablet could get overheated. But, this not really an uncommon issue. Apple APL 26,72 0,00 0,00% had issues with their 3rd generation iPads getting overheated back in 2012. My ASUS Nexus 7 tablet as well as my Samsung Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.080,00 0,00 0,00% Galaxy S4 phone tend to get hot with a lot of use. Not enough to say fry an egg on…

via Reuters

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