NVIDIA Shield Tablet

NVIDIA has once again begun pushing the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for its original Shield Tablet and the Shield tablet K1. The updates were first released at the beginning of February, but was later halted after some reports came in that it caused Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

Here's a look again at the new features and improvements included for this update for the original Shield tablet:

  • New NVIDIA SHIELD Camera - New UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality, Adds new real-time HD Image Effects
  • Now on Tap - Quickly find information related to what you are seeing on the screen, also from inside an app
  • New Adoptable Storage - MicroSD cards can be integrated with main internal storage, auto managed by system
  • User Interface Upgrades - Personalize Home & Lock screens with different wallpapers, new NVIDIA wallpapers; Personalize Quick Settings menu, add/remove, rearrange toggles; Google Now voice commands can be launched from lock screen
  • Improved App Permissions - Permissions are now managed centrally
  • Power Consumption - App Standby power improvements; New App Optimization feature; Improved BT Low Energy scanning power efficiency
  • System wide improvements - Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app; Improvements to WiFi Connectivity; Optimized preloaded apps; Update to Android 6.0 Security Patxch Level January 2016

The change log for the Shield tablet K1 update, for those who already had updated to the broken build, includes:

  • Optimized behavior of legacy apps that lead to instances of increased power consumption
  • Improvements to WiFi connectivity
  • Fixed crashes in Performance, Power, and Display settings
  • Fixed crashes in Game Mapper
  • Fixed Doom 3 not launching
  • Added back SHIELD Controller touch pad functionality
  • Added support for Stylus Lasso Capture functionality
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level January 2016
  • Fixes to App Optimization feature

Source: NVIDIA