Original NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Receiving Android 6.0.1 Update


Earlier today, the latest NVIDIA-SHIELD exclusive game came through in the form of Ultimate Chicken Horse. The newly arriving game is now available to download across the SHIELD range including the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, SHIELD Tablet K1 and the original SHIELD Tablet. However, that is not the only news coming through today for the owners of the original SHIELD Tablet as it also now seems that the SHIELD Tablet is receiving an update to Android 6.0.1.

The newest arrival, the Tablet K1 received its first 6.0 update pretty soon after the tablet was announced and marked the first to be upgraded to Marshmallow. This was soon followed by the SHIELD Android TV which also saw its update to Marshmallow. Which in turn was followed by The original SHIELD Tablet receiving its initial Marshmallow update in February. More recently, NVIDIA began sending out an update to the SHIELD Tablet K1 and this was an update which brought with it support for the newly announced Vulkan API, among other things.


Following on from the roll out to SHIELD Tablet K1, it now looks as though the latest Vulkan API supported update is now also heading out to the original SHIELD Tablet as well. At the moment, this does seem to be exactly the same update that did roll out a few weeks back to the Tablet K1 and as a result, there are no notable differences included. As such, it brings with it the changes that are included with the 6.0.1 update like the ability to double tap the power button to activate the SHIELD Camera app, an added 'do not disturb' feature for the alarm and updated emojis, as well as the support for the Vulkan API, along with a ton of other smaller fixes and updates. Those interested in seeing the full breakdown of what is included in the NVIDIA-dubbed v4.1 update, can do so by heading through the source link below. As per usual, if you own this device, with the update now stated to be heading over-the-air, you should expect to see it become available in the coming days, if you have not already.

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