An update is rolling out to the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, bringing along several enhancements across the board, along with the June Android security patches. Specifically, Shield Tablet owners can look forward to improved audio, touch responsiveness improvements, and a whole lot more.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet update brings professional audio enhancements and more

Here's a breakdown of everything in the Shield Tablet Software Upgrade 4.2:

  • SHIELD Tablet now meets Android 6.0 Professional Audio requirements, including:
    • Low Latency Audio (<20ms continuous round trip)
    • USB Host & Peripheral modes
    • 24-bit@192kHz Stereo & 7.1 HDMI output
    • MIDI support over USB & Bluetooth LE
  • Option to toggle Navigation Button location (Settings > Personalize Settings)
  • Enhancements & fixes to Vulkan™ API
  • Improvements to touch responsiveness
  • Fixes to WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level June 1, 2016
  • Overall stability and additional security improvements

If those notes look familiar, it's because this is the same set of enhancements that rolled out to the Shield Tablet's sibling, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1, in June. Once you've installed the update, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments and on the forums!