NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1 is now getting Android Nougat

NVIDIA is rolling out Android Nougat based Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0 to the original SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD tablet K1.

The Nougat update brings new multi-tasking features like split screen to run two apps side by side, and Quick Switch to switch back to the last opened app by double tapping Overview button. Support for the new controller, which was introduced with the new SHIELD Android TV is now added to the SHIELD tablets with Nougat.

It also adds new emojis, bundled notifications and quick reply, better notification management, Unicode 9 emojis, customizable Quick Settings tiles and more.

Apart from the aforementioned features the update brings improved power consumption,  usability improvements and system enhancements and bug fixes. It also updates the Android Security patch level to December 1, 2016.

Here's the full changelog, as provided by NVIDIA:

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
SHIELD Controller (2017) Support
  • Updates to SHIELD controller support
SHIELD Rewards Program
  • Introducing SHIELD Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners
Improved Notifications
  • 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
Usability Improvements
  • Display & Font size can now separately adjustable to improve redability 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
  • Updates to SHIELD controller support
  • New Data Saver: when enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps
  • New JIT complier: improves the speed of App & System updates
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016
Android Nougat is available for all SHIELD Tablets starting today, first for a small percentage of users, followed by a wider roll out in the coming days. The LTE modeils will get Nougat in the next few weeks, after it gets carrier approval. 


Kaiser Bey
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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1 is now getting Android Nougat NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1 is now getting Android Nougat Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/10/2017 02:56:00 PM
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