Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 (LTE models) has started receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in the U.S.

Nvidia launched the tablet in July 2014, and it came running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Over the last one year, the tablet has received several updates, but the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is a major update that the Shield Tablet is receiving.

Nvidia Shield owners should note that only the LTE model of the tablet is receiving the update, as the Wi-Fi version of the Shield already received Android 6.0 Marshmallow earlier this year. However, many original Shield Tablet owners complained of facing various issues while downloading the update.

"Hey guys, my Tablet (Original) is Running on 5.1.1. yesterday my Tablet has a failure with The ota Update, today The Tablet says your are on the actualy ota. Please help at the moment the tablet is not rooted," complained a Shield Tablet user.

Customers who downloaded Android 6.0 Marshmallow on their tablets also complained of losing Wi-Fi connectivity following the installation of the new software. Nvidia had to halt the over-the-air (OTA) software release for the Shield Tablet.

"We have temporarily turned off the OTA update until we understand why a few users are losing WiFi connection after updating their tablet to OTA 4.0," noted an Nvidia customer care representative.

Shield Tablet K1 (LTE) owners hope that the software update for their tablets will go on smoothly. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings a number of new features and bug fixes to the tablet.

According to the GeForce forum, the update brings support for the new Vulkan API for high-efficiency access to Shield's graphics hardware. The latest update also updates emojis. Following the software update, Shield Tablet K1 will see that navigation buttons have been repositioned in landscape mode.

Below are the full details of what the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings to the Shield Tablet K1.

  •  Double Tap Power Button to launch SHIELD Camera app
  •  Do Not Disturb Until Next Alarm
  •  Support for Android Doze mode and additional power optimizations
  •  Adds USB MIDI support
  •  Adds memory compression enhancement
  •  Improved Wi-Fi connectivity when waking from sleep
  •  Fixed Compass functionality
  •  Fixed Gamepad Mapper issues
  •  Fixed issues with moving apps to SD card
  •  Fixed Doom 3 HDMI output issue
  •  Repositioned Lasso Capture icons in landscape mode
  •  Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level March 1, 2016
  •  Overall stability and security enhancements

Customers should connect their device to a strong Wi-Fi network to experience seamless download of the update.

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