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Nvidia Shield Tablet to get Android Nougat soon

NVIDIA Shield Tablet/Shield Tablet K1 gets Android Nougat update in a few weeks
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
NVIDIA has just confirmed that both the Shield Tablet and its improved sibling simply known as Shield Tablet K1 will receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 software update "in a few weeks."

Not long after rolling out an Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update to the Shield TV, Nvidia has just confirmed the arrival of new software to the Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1 as well. Unfortunately, their accurate date of arrival is not public yet.

The original Nvidia Shield might soon become the first and maybe also the last KitKat device to climb all the way up to Nougat. Back in July 2014, it launched with Android 4.4.2 KitKat on board. The Shield K1 followed more than one year later, in November 2015. Sadly, they did not get a successor, which was expected to show up last year. According to Nvidia, it was canceled for "business reasons."

The details are not available yet, but the update should come offering improved notifications, customizable Quick Settings, improved Doze mode, quick app switching, and more. We will keep an eye on Nvidia and report once again about the update once it shows up, so stay tuned! 

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-18 (Update: 2017-01-19)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.