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Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0.1

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based update
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
Less than three months after receiving its first Android Marshmallow-based update, this tablet for gamers gets Android 6.0.1.

The latest edition of Nvidia's tablet for gamers has just received a new software update. The version 1.2 of the firmware brings Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as well as multiple tweaks and fixes. This is not the first Marshmallow-based update for the Shield Tablet K1, since the slate received Android 6.0 back in late December.

The official change log contains a lot of items, including the following:

  • Android 6.0.1 with repositioned navigation buttons, updated emojis, do not disturb until next alarm, double tap Power button to launch the Camera app
  • Doze mode and various power optimizations
  • USB MIDI support
  • improved WiFi connectivity when waking from sleep mode
  • Vulkan API support
  • fixes for Compass, Gamepad Mapper, moving apps to SD card, Doom 3 HDMI output

This software update also includes the March security patch for Android and "overall stability and security enhancements." The original Shield Tablet, including its LTE variants, should get the update in a few weeks as well, reveals Nvidia.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-14 (Update: 2016-04-14)