Android 5.1.1 comes to the NVIDIA Shield Tablet


The NVIDIA Shield Tablet has received an update to Android 5.1.1. Besides the new build of the Android OS, the update includes a fix for an audio problem that plagues users of the slate. When loading certain games, some Shield owners reportedly hear a loud noise that is characterized as a screeching sound. The update also brings the usual performance improvements and stability, along with system-wide optimizations and fixes.

The upgrade, to version 3.1, is coming to Shield users via an OTA update. The file weighs in at 767MB, which means that you should be on a Wi-Fi connection when starting the updating process. The battery should be charged to at least 50% before downloading and installing Android 5.1.1.

Back in April, we told you to expect the Android 5.1.1 update to hit the device within weeks. The update took a little bit longer than expected, but it is now here. Because it is being sent out in waves, you might have to wait a few days, or even longer, for it to arrive. If it hasn't yet arrived, there is no reason to call out the National Guard. Be patient, and eventually Android 5.1.1 will be running on your NVIDIA Shield. And hopefully you won't have to put up with that screeching sound any longer.

source: NVIDIA via AndroidCentral

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  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
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20 Comments

1. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

wish the stylus only mode get fixed cause it still happen to detect hand occasionally while drawing...

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Try a Surface 3(or surface pro 3 if you need more processing power) instead then. The Surface pen is the best in the tablet/2in1 industry. It very accurately recognizes varying pressure levels and is so precise you can use it to draw as if you were drawing with a pencil and make great artwork(with the ability to hit the undo button if you screw up, which is easier to fix mistakes than actually drawing anyways). :)

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Surface 3 and pro 3 is not worth the asking price now. Its overprice, its overheat for Core i7 model and has outed dated spec. Its also heavier and clunky compare to other 2015 ultra portables. I know you love your Surface Pro 3 that great but please don't repeat it again and again. If you don't want me to troll you. You really think a person that wants to buy a Windows tablet would swap for an Android one or vice via. Surface 4 is the answer not surface 3. For the same price i would rather buy other brand ultra portable that are both cheaper and comes with the latest Intel 5th gen CPU.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

'out dated' yet romps other tablets out of the water.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have no intention of bad mouthing surface pro 3 but I am sick of your constant sales pitch about it. Its a windows tablet please compare it to other windows tablets. Would any regular here bug you to swap your favorites Surface pro 3 for other shits. Surface pro 3 is Microsoft most problematic device to date and its far from being perfect that you two Microsoft fan boys made it to be. http://www.infoworld.com/article/2608605/tablets/surface-pro-3-problems-linger-despite-three-firmware-patches-in-a-month.html http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/06/07/9-common-surface-pro-3-problems-how-to-fix-them/

19. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Did you not read your own article? It states that the problems are very uncommon and the majority do not have them. I don't suppose you have ever read any reviews it have you? The majority of people with a Surface pro 3, love their surface pro 3 and the primary thing that is disliked is the price point.

20. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

just updated it and i immediately tryout the stylus only mode, yet it detected hand again in just a few seconds... WTF...

2. Shocky unregistered

Okay, will see if this is available later tonight. What was wrong with the audio?

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It produces loud screeching noise when playing media (videos,music,games). I hope this update fixes the problem.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This tablet's got no review? Why?

6. Shocky unregistered

That's a good question.

14. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Because PA is too butthurt to make one as they know its more powerful than the iPhone?

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Its too OP

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

OP???

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

So early? ROFL

5. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

wuzzat supposed to mean lol

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

He just an idiot trying to be sarcastic..

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Showing 230 MB on my tablet.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

PA where is the article about Nvidia recalling their shields?

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not the Nvidia that I have come to know that would own up their mistake. I would be impressed if they do follow thru with their product recall. Both Samsung and Apple devices did caught fire but no recall were issued.

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