NVIDIA Shield Tablet 2014 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

NVIDIA has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its original Shield Tablet launched way back in 2014. Along with the Marshmallow update, NVIDIA has also added the Android 6.0 Security Patch of January 2016.nvidia-shield-tablet-2014

As mentioned in the release notes by NVIDIA on its website, it will provide the Marshmallow update to the Shield in the form of Software Upgrade 4.0.

Here’s a list of what the upgrade will bring to the NVIDIA Shield Tablet:

NVIDIA Shield Camera

  • New UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality
  • Adds new real-time HD Image Effects

Now on Tap

  • Quickly find information related to what you are seeing on the screen, also from inside an app

New Adoptable Storage

  • MicroSD cards can be integrated with main internal storage, auto managed by system

User Interface Upgrades

  • Personalize Home & Lock screens with different wallpapers, new NVIDIA wallpapers
  • Personalize Quick Settings menu, add/remove, rearrange toggles
  • Google Now voice commands can be launched from lock screen

Improved App Permissions

  • Permissions are now managed centrally

Power Consumption

  • App Standby power improvements
  • New App Optimization feature
  • Improved BT Low Energy scanning power efficiency

System wide improvements which including

  • Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app
  • Improvements to WiFi Connectivity
  • Optimized preloaded apps
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level January 2016

NVIDIA has a word of caution though, it has recommended to take a backup of the microSD card (if you are using one in this tablet) before downloading the update because of the way removable storage works on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet specifications:

  • CPU: 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: ULP GeForce Kepler
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat (Android 6.0 Marshmallow rolling out)
  • Display: 8-inch display having resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Rear Camera: 5 MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: Expandable using microSD card
  • Connectivity: microUSB v2.0, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Battery: 19.75 Wh

Have you updated your NVIDIA Shield Tablet yet?

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