NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

In November NVIDIA launched the Shield Tablet K1 running Android 5.1 Lollipop, and promised that the tablet will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow before the year ends. Now just as promised, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now available for the Shield Tablet K1.

The update brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow features, plus some goodies from NVIDIA including revamped NVIDIA camera app with more Material-y user interface, bunch of new wallpapers and interestingly, Fallout Shelter game is now a preloaded app.

Note that, Android Marshmallow allows you to adopt SD cards as part of your device's internal storage. If you've been using SD card with the tablet you'll need to format it, in order to use this feature. 

The NVIDIA Shield tablet sports a 8-inch 1080p IPS display and is equipped with 2.2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 192 core Kepler GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 5MP front and rear camera, 4G LTE and mini HDMI port.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 Android 6.0 Marshmallow changelog
  • NVIDIA Shield camera - new UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality, 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
  • Adoptable Storage - MicroSD cards can be integrated with main internal storage, auto managed by system. Back up the MicroSD card prior to downloading this update
  • User Interface Upgrades - personalize Home & lock screens with different wallpapers, Quick Settings menu (add/remove or rearrange toggles), new NVIDIA wallpaper and Google Now voice commands can be launched from Home Screen 
  • Improved App Permissions - Permission are now managed centrally
  • Power Consumption - App Standby power improvements, improved Bluetooth LE scanning power efficiency   
  • System wide improvements including Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app, Optimized preloaded apps and Fallout Shelter game is now pre-loaded
The update weighs in at 665MB and can be checked manually,by going to Settings > About > Check for update


Kaiser Bey
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NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/22/2015 05:57:00 AM
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