Nvidia demonstrates Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Shield Tablet K1

A few weeks ago, Nvidia launched the Shield Tablet K1, a slightly downgraded variant of the original Nvidia Shield Tablet that sells $199. At the time of the launch, many have been disappointed to learn that the Shield Tablet K1 will launch with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board. Fortunately, the company promised to launch an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Shield Tablet K1 by the end of the year. As the launch draws near, Nvidia has recently posted a quick video tour guide for the K1's upcoming software update.

In the official video - which you can catch below - Nvidia's Digital Marketing Senior Manager mentions that the Shield Tablet K1 will be one of the first tablets to be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and then goes on to offer a sneak peek at the new features. 

Most of the additions are stock features that Google has baked right into Android 6.0 Marshmallow. One of these is the new granular app permissions system, which allows the user to accept or revoke individual permissions for each app. Others include Now On Tap - a contextual, beefed-up version of Google Now - as well as enhanced microSD card support. You can read more about Google's latest mobile OS version in our Android 6.0 Marshmallow review.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Shield Tablet K1 will also come with a few of Nvidia's own improvements, such new camera app with enhanced features powered by the Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset. Furthermore, the Marshmallow update will also bring further optimization to GeForce Now, Nvidia's game streaming system.

Unfortunately, it looks like those rocking the original Nvidia Shield Tablet might have a little more waiting to do before getting their hands on all of these new features, which is a bit disappointing given that both slabs are based on roughly the same internal hardware.



1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 ?

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Hopefully 6.0.1 due to that clock issue

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Unlikely, Google has yet to officially release 6.0.1. They say in the next few days but not when, besides may take days or weeks to rollout to individual Nexus users. If you have 6.0 just leave doze to default and monitor it closely. I never experience the clock issue with my Nexus 6.

2. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Nvidia leading by example.. But with only a couple of devices, they do have the luxury of focusing their resources and engineering team on a few devices alone..

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wish more OEM would release less phone and support them better. Samsung has release so many models until they can't even support their current flagship phone properly.

3. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

Devices? There's actually just one in the market an one upcoming new tablet.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Omg?? So you can now choose, to swap internal memory with an SDcard?? 1+ to google! I guess you can now buy a 16gb phone lol

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