The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet has a new update that includes both Android 6.0.1 and Vulkan graphics API support.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

The update is the exact same one that was released a few weeks ago for the newer NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1. Here's a reminder of what's included in this over-the-air update.

  • Supports the new Vulkan™ API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD's graphics hardware
  • Adds Android 6.0.1 changes including:
    • Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode & Updated Emoji
    • Double Tap Power Button to launch SHIELD Camera app
    • Do Not Disturb Until Next Alarm
  • Support for Android Doze mode & additional power optimizations
  • Adds USB MIDI support
  • Adds memory compression enhancement
  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity when waking from sleep
  • Fixed Compass functionality
  • Fixed Gamepad Mapper issues
  • Fixed issues with moving apps to SD card
  • Fixed Doom 3 HDMI output issue
  • Repositioned Lasso Capture icons in landscape mode
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level March 1, 2016
  • Overall stability and security enhancements

As usual, the over-the-air update has just started rolling out so it make take a few days for your tablet to get the upgrade.