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NVIDIA Shield tablet to get Android 5.0 Lollipop later this month

NVIDIA Shield tablet Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming later this month
NVIDIA Shield tablet
NVIDIA unveiled in a Twitter post that the Shield tablet will get its update to the latest Android version during this month, but they did not give a precise date.

Although virtually any Android tablet can run games, there is only one such device that can be truly called "a gaming tablet" - the NVIDIA Shield. While its specs leave no room for doubt that it will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, NVIDIA has just made it official - the NVIDIA Tegra K1-powered slate will receive the new firmware later this month.

Next to the powerful Tegra K1 SoC, NVIDIA Shield tablet has a 8-inch Full HD display, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage complemented by a microSD card slot, dual front-facing speakers and a 5 MP rear camera. The slate runs stock Google Android with a few NVIDIA apps on top that will also get updated this month. The most important ones are the drawing app Dabbler and the Shield Hub app which offers an easy way to download and enjoy more than 200 games optimized for the NVIDIA Shield tablet.

The official product page already reads "The NVIDIA Shield tablet is ready for Android 5.0 Lollipop" so the update is probably just a few days away. We will get back to it as soon as NVIDIA reveals all the details, most likely as the new firmware rolls out.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-11- 6 (Update: 2021-05-18)