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Android 6.0 update for Nvidia Shield tablet now live

Android 6.0 update for Nvidia Shield tablet now live
Android 6.0 update for Nvidia Shield tablet now live
The update brings new apps and limited free games to persuade owners to upgrade as soon as possible.

Nvidia is treating its family of Shield devices as if it were the Google Nexus family with constant updates and features. The Shield K1 tablet released over a year ago is now officially upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a few extras thrown in for good measure.

The update brings new software specific to the Shield tablet including a camera app that adds burst photo functionality and real-time HD image effects. The more noteworthy upgrade is directed towards Fallout 4 gamers as the first 50,000 owners who upgrade can obtain free in-game currency and items.

Besides the new extras, the upgrade will include the standard Android 6.0 changes such as Adoptable Storage and improved app permissions to prevent applications from automatically gaining access to personal info. Adoptable Storage better integrates a potential MicroSD card into the main file system, thus removing the need for the "Install to External SD" functionality.

The Nvidia Shield tablet received high remarks from all over the web before a large percentage of units were recalled for housing unsafe internal batteries. Nvidia recently refreshed the model with no stylus for a cheaper starting price of $199 USD.


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Allen Ngo, 2015-12-21 (Update: 2015-12-22)