Nvidia SHIELD Tablet

Android 5.0 Lollipop Rolling Out Early For The Nvidia SHIELD Tablet

November 16, 2014 - Written By Nick Terry

Well, it looks like Nvidia didn’t have the patience to wait until the 18th to push Android 5.0 Lollipop to their SHIELD Tablet. A few days ago, Nvidia announced that their gaming tablet, the SHIELD Tablet, would be receiving an update to the latest version of Android on the 18th of this month, now it appears some users are already receiving the update over-the-air this morning. Very good news for Nvidia SHIELD Tablet owners.

As of now, the update only appears to be hitting owners of the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet with Wi-Fi only, the LTE model is not receiving the update just yet. There is no need to worry if you own an Nvidia SHIELD Tablet with LTE as this is typically the way manufacturers roll out updates to their tablets, Wi-Fi variant first and then the LTE variant. And even though those of you who own an Nvidia SHIELD Tablet with LTE may have to wait a little longer for your update to Lollipop, you shouldn’t have to wait that much longer, early next week sounds reasonable.

The update to version 2.0 for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet contains quite a few enhancements other than Android Lollipop. The update weighs in at 705.27 MB and contains the following additions and enhancements. Obviously, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nvidia GRID on-demand gaming service, Nvidia Dabbler v2.0, enhanced DirectStylus launcher, USB Y-cable support, enhanced console ,ode with 4K output support, improved charger compatibility and performance, and last but not least optimized GPS functionality. Quite the changelog if you ask us, Nvidia SHIELD Tablet owners are definitely waking up to a nice little early Christmas present this morning.

If you own an Nvidia SHIELD tablet, regardless of whether or not it’s the Wi-Fi variant or LTE variant, we suggest hitting that “Check for Updates” button. If you don’t automatically receive the update on your device, or see it after checking for the update manually, then you will just have to play the waiting game for a little while until it hits your device. Let us know if your Nvidia SHIELD Tablet has received the update to version 2.0 yet in the comments below. Good luck!