Nvidia's Shield Tablet K1 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat

Nvidia's Shield Tablet K1 is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat
Although the hype surrounding tablets are certainly died down quite a bit over the years, there are still plenty of good options to choose from. Apple's iPad still remains as the king if money isn't an object and you want the best of the best, options such as the Asus ZenPad Z8 and 3S 10 offer a lot of bang for your buck, and if you're looking to spend no more than $200 but still want something that's enjoyable to use, you've got devices like the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1. The Shield Tablet K1 was originally released back in 2015, but despite its age, it still has quite a lot to offer for just $199 - including an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 display, Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5,200 mAh battery, and expandable storage.

The tablet initially launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop and then got bumped up to 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and last month we got word that the K1 would soon be receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. That was back on January 18, and today Nvidia has started the official Nougat rollout for the device. Along with the standard host of improvements that Android Nougat features, including a split screen mode for running two apps side-by-side, a reworked notification tray, and plenty more, Nvidia has included some exclusive new additions as well.


The exclusive features for the Tablet K1 aren't revolutionary, but they're bound to be greatly appreciated by anyone who already owns the tablet or are looking to buy one. First of all, Android Nougat will bring support for the new 2017 game controller that Nvidia recently released. Along with that, K1 owners will also get access to Nvidia's Shield Rewards Program that's described as an "exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners."

Android 7.0 Nougat should be rolling out to your K1 Tablet now, so be sure to check your settings for the OTA if it hasn't hit your device already. 

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3 Comments

1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Oh yess updating right now..this things been from Kitkat to Nougat

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

When is the updated version of this tablet getting released? I've been waiting forever for the update. At this pace, i may just cave in and get one of these instead

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

I agree. A next gen Shield Tablet like this would be absolutely stellar.. but I don't think Nvidia would make another tablet at the moment to compete with Nintendo Switch (has X1 SoC in it, little mini tablet, etc)

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