NVIDIA announced big news this morning, the shipment of Upgrade 5.0 (aka Android 7.0 Nougat) out to owners of the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1.
Inside this large update, users will find added support for the new SHIELD Controller (2017), Split-Screen mode (Nougat base feature), a double tap option to return to your last opened app, as well as notification improvements.
Also listed is a SHIELD Rewards Program. Essentially, it’s an exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners. Once you have the update booted up, you will see the following message.
As a member, we’ll be providing you the latest news for apps, games, and products for the NVIDIA SHIELD, as well access to premium rewards. Goodies like free games, discounts, chances to win great prizes and more. Stand by for more details to come.
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SHIELD Controller (2017) Support
- Updates to SHIELD controller support
New Multitasking Features
- Split-screen: Run two apps side by side* in Portrait or Landscape modes
- Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to quickly switch back to the last opened app
- Multiple notifications from the same app are now bundled for a streamlined experience
- Reply to messages directly from within the notification*
- Tap and hold on a notification to quickly silence or block notifications from the app
Improved Power Consumption
- Doze on the Go: Doze is now smarter & kicks in even when the device is being carried around
- Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis
- Display & Font size can now separately adjustable to improve readability or screenspace
- Quick Settings can now be customized directly from the menu by tapping “Edit”
- The top Quick Setting tiles can now be accessed with a downward swipe from the lock screen
- Settings now includes a Navigation Menu & Suggestions to improve usability
- The “Clear all” option in Overview have been relocated to the top right
System wide improvements including
- New Data Saver: when enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps
- New JIT compiler: improves the speed of App & System updates
- Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016
SHIELD Rewards Program
- Introducing SHIELD Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners
Have at it, SHIELD Tablet owners!