NVIDIA Shield Tablet is getting a new update that fixes some security and connectivity issues

NVIDIA has just announced that it is now rolling out a new update for the Shield Tablet, which is dubbed “Upgrade 5.3.” The update contains important system enhancements, as well as security and bug fixes.

Among the most important changes, NVIDIA mentions the addition of the November security patch and some system stability and security optimizations. The full changelog as published by NVIDIA is available below:

  • Addresses Wi-Fi vulnerabilities (KRACK and Broadpwn);
  • Fixing connectivity issues with Zagg Bluetooth keyboards;
  • Overall system stability and security optimizations;
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level November 5, 2017.
There aren't any changes regarding the Android version, so owners of the Shield Tablet remain stuck on Nougat as NVIDIA announced not long ago. However, since it contains many security-related improvements, it's important to download the update as soon as it becomes available to avoid any unwanted third-parties take advantage of newly discovered exploits.

This would be the fourth update NVIDIA released for the Shield Tablet, and probably the last we'll see this year. Hopefully, the device will continue to receive updates in the months to come.

source: NVIDIA



1. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Why Nvidia? why are you so lazy in remaking the shield tablet instead of just updates to the existing shield tablet?

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

MONEY! :-D I know Shield tablet was and still is one of the best Android tablets, but clearly, nVidia must have some reason not to release an updated version of Shield tablet and Shield TV. ... and MONEY seems like a decent bet. Arm development / sales / contract with Nintendo, all of it and more can cause this situation. I would love to see some beasty new Tegra chip that would tear Apple SOC a new one, but I doubt it.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sadly you can't even buy the old tablet PS- Phonearena's new ad covers first few posts of the comment section. I have to constantly refresh. Not sure if it's a scheme to launch the ads twice but it's annoying af

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

Cause Nintendo Switch exists

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