Upgrade 4.0 for the SHIELD Tablet from NVIDIA is rolling out to owners, bringing Android 6.0 Marshmallow with it. In late December, Marshmallow was made available for the SHIELD Tablet K1, and for whatever reason, NVIDIA had to hold off on making the update available for the SHIELD Tablet. In terms of the features made available through Upgrade 4.0, it is a very important update, as it contains Adoptable Storage, UI upgrades, and power consumption improvements. (more…)
NVIDIA plans to update its newest tablet, the SHIELD Tablet K1, to Android 6.0 Marshmallow this month. To celebrate that bit of news, they posted a “sneak peek” video today of the update running on that very tablet, which we have posted above.
In the update, along with all of the goodies Google added to Marshmallow (like Doze, Now on Tap, app permission controls, SD card as internal storage, etc.), NVIDIA is updating the camera app to better take advantage of the tablet’s processing power and loading up the latest Google Now Launcher. (more…)
Probably thanks to the holidays, NVIDIA is listing a ton of great games at 50% off this week on Google Play, including DOOM 3 BFG Edition ($5) and the Half Life 2 episodes. Each of these games will require you to own a compatible device, which currently, is the SHIELD TV, SHIELD Tablet, and SHIELD Tablet K1. Additionally, you will need a SHIELD Controller to play. (more…)
An update to version 3.1.1 for SHIELD Tablet is now available to owners, including a patch for the Stagefright exploit. Also included are system-wide optimizations and fixes, in addition to “stability and performance improvements.” Overall, after the update, your SHIELD Tablet should feel mighty strong. (more…)
In late July, NVIDIA issued a recall for SHIELD Tablets purchased between July, 2014 and July, 2015. According to an email hitting the inbox of at least one purchaser that we know of, NVIDIA and the 3rd-party company who handles the replacement of affected tablets is struggling to meet the needs for a portion of the nearly 90,000 owners affected. (more…)
A recall has been issued by NVIDIA for the SHIELD Tablet, possibly affecting anyone who purchased the device from July of 2014 to July of 2015. The issue surrounds the battery used in the device, as it has been found that in some cases, it can overheat and become a fire hazard. To correct this issue, NVIDIA is offering free SHIELD Tablets to anyone who owns an affected unit. (more…)
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet owners, the day has come. Android 5.1 is now ready for download onto your tablet, bringing a gang of fixes and improvements for the device.
To kick it off, Android 5.1 itself brings many bug fixes for Lollipop, including performance improvements and responsiveness upgrades, as well as support for Android for Work. On top of just Android fixings, NVIDIA worked in improved display performance (Global Tone Mapping), and a firmware update for the SHIELD Controller. (more…)