NVIDIA is now pushing out a fresh update to the Shield Tablet K1 that includes a move up to Android 6.0.1, along with a number of fixes. Bumping the tablet's software version up to 1.2, the update brings Vulkan graphics API support and Android 6.0.1 goodies like new emoji and more.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 Android 6.0.1 update brings Vulkan graphics API support

Here's the full breakdown of what's new in the latest Shield tablet K1:

  • 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

While the update is rolling out now for the Shield Tablet K1, NVIDIA says it will make its way to the original Shield Tablet "in a few weeks."