Nvidia SHIELD Tablet will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop this month

Nvidia SHIELD Tablet will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop this month
Nvidia today posted a video (embedded below) that allows us to take a sneak peek at Android 5.0 Lollipop running on its SHIELD Tablet. More importantly, Nvidia can now confirm that its slate will be updated to Lollipop before the end of this month (November). Thus, it looks like the SHIELD Tablet will be the world’s first non-Nexus and non-Google Play Edition device to officially get Android 5.0 Lollipop. 

In addition to including all the novelties that Lollipop has, the update will also bring a new Nvidia Dabler app, as well as a new SHIELD Hub UI to SHIELD Tablet users.

Right now, you can buy an Nvidia SHIELD Tablet starting at $299 (16 GB, Wi-Fi-only). If you want the tablet’s 32 GB LTE version, you have to pay $399.

Just like the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 (which, of course, runs Android Lollipop out of the box), the SHIELD Tablet features an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor - however, it’s the quad-core model, not the dual-core one that’s powering the Nexus 9. The SHIELD Tablet further features stereo speakers, an 8-inch screen with 1200 x 1920 pixels, DirectStylus pen, 5MP rear cameras on the rear and front, 2 GB of RAM, and microSD card support. 



source: Nvidia (YouTube) via Android Police

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12 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Kudos to NVIDIA for the fast upgrade time. I say right around Thanksgiving is when it'll roll out.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Oh yeaaaaah!! that's what I'm talking about!! start rolling out this baby!!

5. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I wish this thing was running the 64 bit Tegra K1, I prefer it over the Nexus 9 in virtually every way except for the SoC.

10. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I'm with you. And I won't mind paying $399 for that same as n9.

9. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

just bought an unlocked LTE version... realize that its not fully unlock cause the hotspot need AT&T sim card to work... the LTE signal is very poor always end up using H+ or 3G most of the time... worst is its WiFi doesn't support my home fibra optica broadband modem... so disappointed for buying it... :(

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Sell it asap.

12. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Time to hire Samuel L Jackson to lead the shield team again. Glad that Nvidia will update their devices quickly.

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