NVIDIA's Shield Tablet (and LTE model) is receiving its version 2.2 upgrade, which is based on Android 5.0.1 and brings the ability to play new streamed games, better standby battery life and several performance improvements. This is a relatively small bump over all the improvements that came with the initial 5.0.1 update a few weeks back, but we're still glad to see any updates that bring new features and improvements. From the changelog:
- More great streamed PC games, for free – No PC required: You can now play popular titles such as Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7, PixelJunk Shooter and GRID 2 amongst many others. New games are added every week on #SHIELDTuesday
- Standby battery life improvements: Improved battery life in standby/idle conditions, especially with WiFi turned ON
- Improved charging performance and compatibility: Broader support for high performance chargers
- Overall experience enhancements: Additional UI responsiveness and memory optimizations, Graphics corruption resolution
- Support for SHIELD Hub 4.1: Includes GameStream multi-controller support
We're particularly happy to see the improvement in standby battery performance and support for high performance chargers, as the Shield Tablet can really get power hungry when you get into high-performance situations. The update should be available on your own tablet, so head into the settings and check for updates now.