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We all know that the SHIELD is meant to play. But there are some things i would like to know about.

1) Do i can use the same apps i use on tablets and smartphones? You know, social networks, office suites, google drive, MX Player, wikipedia and others? Will i need some kind of workaround?

2) Is it possible to connect a keyboards, mouses, USB sticks and USB HUBs through a OTG cable?

3) Does the streaming works with most Windows games or select games only? The games can only be streamed through WAN, right?

4) Is it possible to install APKs? I want it for testing the apps i am developing.

5) Does it feature a accelerometer for certain games (Like Infinite Flight) or some kind of way to emulate it?

6) Is it possible to play games that use MOGA controllers? (Asphalt 8, Block Story)

7) Is there some app i can use for stream the Xbox 360 to Shield?

8) How much i can play while not in charge?

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1) Do i can use the same apps i use on tablets and smartphones? You know, social networks, office suites, google drive, MX Player, wikipedia and others?
They all work

2) Is it possible to connect a keyboards, mouses, USB sticks and USB HUBs through a OTG cable?
From what I've heard, yes.

3) Does the streaming works with most Windows games or select games only? The games can only be streamed through WAN, right?
Controller compatible only, unless you launch it through the Steam browser, functionality is not guaranteed. Yes, WLAN.

4) Is it possible to install APKs? I want it for testing the apps i am developing.
Yes, same as any Android device.

5) Does it feature a accelerometer for certain games (Like Infinite Flight) or some kind of way to emulate it?
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6) Is it possible to play games that use MOGA controllers? (Asphalt 8, Block Story)
Yes, if the controller is not supported by default, you can download custom mapping made by users by long pressing the "start/play" button.

7) Is there some app i can use for stream the Xbox 360 to Shield?
I... I would think it's feasible... You would need a fast capture card, really fast,, like no delay, and a USB prog device for the system.

8) How much i can play while not in charge?
I've gone 5-6 hours running 3D intensive games and about 7-8 hours running regular apps with maybe some music.
 
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5) Does it feature a accelerometer for certain games (Like Infinite Flight) or some kind of way to emulate it?
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Infinite flight requires you to tilt your devices to the sides and or upside down like you were actually controlling a airplane.
Also, Racing Games like Asphalt 8 makes you tilt your devices to the sides to turn the car.
Does NVIDIA Shield supports this kind of games? Is there someway i can emulate this through the keymapper?
 
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Anyway. I still have more questions.

9) Does the Shield work with USB 3G/4G Modems? Can i use modems with SD card readers?

10) Do i can use Bluetooth/USB keyboard and mouse for using the OS (Navigation, youtube, facebook, others)? Do i need

11) Do can i use keymapper with external controllers (Like MOGA or Xbox 360)?

12) Is there some way i can charge the Shield while using a USB HUB? Is it worthful?

13) Is the screen good enough for reading/editing documents?

14) The HDMI cable must be mini or can it be normal HDMI?

15) What is the maximum SD Card storage size?
 
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Anyway. I still have more questions.

9) Does the Shield work with USB 3G/4G Modems? Can i use modems with SD card readers?
It does work with my mom's 4g modem. I'd think so if it works for other Android devices... That's just wireless storage correct? If so, then yes.

10) Do i can use Bluetooth/USB keyboard and mouse for using the OS (Navigation, youtube, facebook, others)? Do i need
I've seen people connect a mouse to the Shield, never a keyboard... I never tried BT though but am certain it will work.

11) Do can i use keymapper with external controllers (Like MOGA or Xbox 360)?
You can connect those controllers, I think (not sure) you can use Nvidias settings to use external controllers.

12) Is there some way i can charge the Shield while using a USB HUB? Is it worthful?
Mine charges when I have my external USB port plugged in via USB and power connections, when the power is cut it won't charge, just sends and receives data.

13) Is the screen good enough for reading/editing documents?
I read PDF's and manga all the time on this thing, most of my college texts books I read of here. DO NOT BUY BOOKS FROM THE AMAZON MARKET PLACE (Kindle books)!!! MOST DO NOT WORK, sadly... Ended up spending $140 for some E-books and wasn't even able to get a refund.

14) The HDMI cable must be mini or can it be normal HDMI?
Mini-HDMI to HDMI/Composite

15) What is the maximum SD Card storage size?
64GB is the biggest MSD there is... Isn't it?_?

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Infinite flight requires you to tilt your devices to the sides and or upside down like you were actually controlling a airplane.
Also, Racing Games like Asphalt 8 makes you tilt your devices to the sides to turn the car.
Does NVIDIA Shield supports this kind of games? Is there someway i can emulate this through the keymapper?
Yes, it works pretty good too.
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