NVIDIA shows off Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the Shield Tablet K1

by: Edgar CervantesDecember 15, 2015

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Many of you may have been disappointed by the lack of changes in the updated NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1. In fact, we can argue that it’s a downgrade, but the price was also slashed to $200, which makes it one hell of a deal. Add in the fact that an Android 6.0 Marshmallow is currently brewing at NVIDIA’s labs and you have yourself a winning gaming tablet.

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We are expecting the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 update to roll out ahead of the holidays, which means it will be happening very soon. But before you grow impatient, NVIDIA is showing off a video highlighting the hottest changes in the new Marshmallow software. Let’s give it a look.

Of course, many of these features are the same we see in every other device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Meanwhile, other new improvements are specific to the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1.

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The first upgrade mentioned is an improved camera app, which is completely new and enhanced by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Of course, you will also find the vertical app drawer here, along with the search bar on top, making finding applications much easier. Granular permissions are also integrated, as well as smarter use of the microSD card. And we can’t forget about Google Now on Tap, which will be hitting all Android 6.0 Marshmallow handsets, as well as this one.

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You have a nice treat awaiting, so stay tuned and be ready for your NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 update. As for NVIDIA Shield Tablet users, you might have to wait a bit more, but the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is coming, so be patient!

  • Csendes Marcell

    cant wait

  • Brandon Gale

    Would it be safe to assume this update will also be pushed to the Shield Console at the same time? Or no because it’s running an X1 instead of K1? My Shield Console is pretty cool but has quite a few issues that I’m hoping they’ll fix soon. I’m debating returning it and just going back to a Chromecast.

  • Hotbod Handsomeface

    Who cares. Release the X1 powered tablet already.

    • Entropy