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SHIELD Tablet receives Stagefright and performance patch

NVIDIA has started rolling out a new 3.1.1 update for its SHIELD Tablet, which addresses the Stagefright exploit and offers numerous performance enhancements.

Published onSeptember 11, 2015

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NVIDIA has started rolling out a new update for its SHIELD Tablet, version number 3.1.1. The patch addresses the Android Stagefright exploit that a selection of other OEMs have been addressing over the past month and also includes a number of performance optimizations.

The Stagefright patch prevents would be attackers from being able to access your device through a simple multimedia message. The SHIELD Tablet has also been treated to a variety of performance improvements and optimizations, which should result in a more stable tablet, improved battery life and smoother Netflix playback as well, according to the NVIDIA change log.

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There is also a firmware update available for the Shield Controller, although NVIDIA doesn’t detail the exact changes here. You won’t need to download this separately though, as users will be automatically prompted to install it once the Controller is connected up to their tablet.

SHIELD Tablet users should spot an update notification appear any time soon, if it hasn’t popped up already.

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