Nvidia's Shield Tablet K1 will soon be receiving the Android Nougat update


Android Nougat is easily the sweetest version of Android yet, and although the OS has officially been in the wild since late 2016, OEMs are still hard at work to ensure that all of their existing hardware is updated to the latest and greatest version of Google's mobile operating system. While plenty of devices have already been updated to the 7.0 version of Android, there are still a plethora of devices that are running Marshmallow or older. 

The most recent device to get confirmed for the Android Nougat treatment is the 2015 Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, and the news comes by way of the official Nvidia account on Google+ that said the Android Nougat update should be hitting the Shield Tablet K1 within "a few weeks." A few weeks more than likely means that the update will be made available around either late February or early March, and although it's not an exceptionally detailed bit of news, it's a confirmation nonetheless.

There's currently no word if the 2014 Shield Tablet will be receiving the update to Android Nougat, but seeing as how the tablet is nearing 3-years of age, we'd advise not holding your breath for that one. Nvidia didn't dive into any specifics as to what the update will include aside from the standard improvements that Android Nougat has to offer, but seeing as how the Android Nougat update on the 2015 Shield TV brought massive improvements, such as Amazon Video and the Nvidia Games Apps, it'll be interesting to see if Nvidia adds any similar goodies to the Shield Tablet K1.

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8 Comments

1. Thatguy6897

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

You realise the 2014 is the exact same tablet hardware wise as the 2015. The difference was the removal of the integrated stylus slot and it didn't ship with a stylus or charger to save cost. Other minor adjustments to the case of the tablet were done for increased durability. Also for completeness in this post there was no "LTE" version in the newer one. Your comment about the update possibly not coming to the 2014 version is completely false because as far as hardware and software both versions of the tablet are Identical.

2. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

So f**king true! PA do your job properly...

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

Update is coming to both K1 tablets, 2nd K1 tablet was just a revision of the 1st K1 tablet but without the battery defect. I hope it is 7.1.1 and not 7.0 because Id love that improved touch latency goodness that came in 7.1.1. K1 tablet is still a beast and that Kepler GPU inside is still very capable and pretty powerful

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually the first one wasn't called K1 at all. The original one had a stylus and LTE variant. The K1 does not. But you are correct that the update is coming to both versions, although I presume the LTE version will get it (a lot) later.

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

The second one technically isn't called K1 tablet either I was just calling them by that because they use the K1 SoC .. And i had forgot the 1st one had a stylus lol

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

lol I have the 1st edition and I keep forgetting it has one lol

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice! Hope it come with Google assistance.

5. Thatguy6897

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

You can do that now, right from the home screen where the G and mic icons are

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