At the beginning of the month, NVIDIA Shield Tablet owners rejoiced as Marshmallow began rolling out to their devices. However, their joy turned to puzzlement and frustration as users began to discover that their Wi-Fi no longer functioned after the update. Customer service representatives hustled to respond, and although many users were able to regain wireless internet capabilities after restarting their device a few times, some had to resort to factory resets: a serious bummer. Amid the chaos of this debacle, NVIDIA halted the OTA and took the update back to the drawing board.
Now, two weeks after the Wi-Fi imbroglio, NVIDIA has hesitantly begun pushing out Marshmallow once again, this time with the bug supposedly patched. A representative posted on the official forum that they are confident that the problem has been resolved, and Android 6.0 is now available for the original Shield Tablet and the Tablet K1.
NVIDIA has left Marshmallow pretty close to stock for this update. You get a handful of fancy new wallpapers, and they’ve updated the camera app quite a bit (but really, who cares that much about a camera on a tablet?) but most of what you’ll be getting is the vanilla Marshmallow experience. Some users might be excited about the trove of new Emoji at their fingertips, but the real big feature that Marshmallow has over Lollipop is Google Now’s “On Tap” functionality, which anticipates your searches based on information that’s currently on your screen. All in all, it’s a pretty slick addition.
Are you a Shield owner who was left high and dry two weeks ago? Ready to finally get that update you were promised? Let us know if you’re excited or cautious in the comments below!