Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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.