Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Nvidia just started updating the Shield Tablet K1 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new gamer-centric Nvidia slab becomes one of the first tablets to be updated to the latest version of Android.

Last month when Nvidia launched the new Shield Tablet K1, many mobile gaming fans reacted positively to the $200 Tegra K1-powered tablet, although some were left dissatisfied that Nvidia launched the slab with Android 5.1 Lollipop. When it unveiled the tablet, Nvidia said it will update the tablet to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the end of the year, and the company has just delivered on its promise.

Nvidia has recently previewed Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Shield Tablet K1, meaning that we have a solid idea of what to expect. Aside from deafult Marshmallow features such as Now on Tap, the battery-saving Dose mode, granular app permissions, and the extended support for microSD cards, Nvidia has also included a new camera app with fresh new features powered by the Tegra K1 chipset. Furthermore, the update will also bring further optimization to GeForce Now, Nvidia's game streaming service.

Unfortunately, those rocking the original Nvidia Shield Tablet will have to wait until early 2016 to get their hands on the most recent Android version. This is slightly surprising given that the original and the K1 version of the slab come with almost the exact same internal hardware.

source: Nvidia

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6 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Great, now where is the update for Shield TV?

6. Shocky unregistered

Also users of the Shield Tablet 32GB/4G have not been updated yet either.

2. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

To late PA! The update is available for days now...

3. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

*too ...

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Days you say! News is news. So PA isn't late. Besides, the Shield Tablet isn't popular. So most people do not bother about getting informed about whatever update it gets.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

I want the shield TV Didn't Nvidia lose their lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm? I think they just lost against Samsung's countersuit and can potentially face ITC ban

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