NVIDIA's LTE-enabled SHIELD Tablet is receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop as we speak

Earlier this month, we informed you that NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet will get a taste from Android 5.0 Lollipop by the end of November. Well, it's seems that NVIDIA has kept its promise – the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet has already been updated with Lollipop. Fortunately, its LTE-enabled sibling won't stay far behind in terms of software, as it is now receiving the freshest variation of the confectionery mobile platform, too.

Apart from getting all the bells and whistles that Lollipop is known for, i.e. the ART runtime, Material Design, the battery-friendly Project Volta, etc. Apart from treating its LTE gaming slate to Android 5.0, NVIDIA has also added a little something something from itself – the new NVIDIA Dabbler app, for example, is a powerful graphics-editing app, which comes with layer support, custom stensils, and various effects.

The update is rolling out over-the-air - just reach and grab it from your gaming tablet's Settings menu. If you don't own a SHIELD Tablet, on the other hand, you can get one as a part of NVIDIA's Black Friday bundle deal.

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SHIELD
  • Display 8.0" 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB

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9 Comments

1. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Beauty of Android: Newer models get updates first. Victims with older ones can be glad if they get at all.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Breaking news: After investigating this provocative statement, PA-Mythbusters has discovered that many falsely labeled Android "victims" are actually quite happy with their functional and speedy older Android devices. Ironically, unlike those people who bought devices from a large autocratic company that forces updates on their old devices to cripple performance and encourage upgrades, the so-called "victim" Android owners continue to enjoy the freedom to do what they want to with their devices. And they enjoy this freedom without the terrible lag and bugs that often result from running hastily ported and hardly tested operating systems meant for new devices. After talking to many Android owners during this investigation over the past weeks, a simple truth emerged: The true beauty of Android is freedom.

3. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Is that a fairy tale or a fairy tail?

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

So it's bad that the "evil" company updates its 3 years model to the newest version of OS. Right... And no, it isn't forcing anyone to upgrade, my bro has 4S running buttery smooth 7.1.2 and it doesn't download any updates on its own. So you're basically another hater without any knowledge what you're talking about.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

This is weird, my Shield tablet with LTE has received Lollipop for some time now. Been running it for a week.

6. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

is this the same Xolo Play Tegra Note that is available in India?

7. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

no. that one is based on old tegra 4. also so far with shield tablet nvidia did not handle it like tegra note since for Shield line up nvidia intend to sell them directly under their brand

8. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

and still unable to transfer files from internal memory to external microSD...

9. Tpeters

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Anyone know who actually manufactures this device for Nvidia?

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