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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