An updated version of the Nvidia Shield TV could be on the way, and while it's not quite a Shield 2, the new hardware will be be getting something of an upgrade.
First released in 2015, a refreshed version of the box launched in 2017, and according to XDA Developers, a third iteration could well be on the way, codenamed 'mdarcy,' but we doubt it looks as good as Colin Firth in a billowing, wet, shirt.
The specs are the same as the current model but mdarcy has been certified to run Android 9 Pie, as opposed to the 2017's Android 8.0. Meanwhile, the box will still house the Tegra X1 chipset, albeit a refreshed version that apparently has a higher max GPU clock speed and more efficient power usage.
Back in March, it was discovered that Nvidia was working on a new controller and remote for the Shield, supporting the idea of a refreshed box.
In the absence of a Shield 2, an update to the hardware and software will certainly improve performance, but Nvidia has yet to officially comment, so nothing is set in stone just yet. [Pocket-Lint]