NVIDIA had promised recently that later this month it’s going to release the Android 5.1 update for Shield tablet and the company has followed through on its promise. Update 3.0 is now rolling out for the tablet, this update is based on Android 5.1 which is the most current iteration of Google’s mobile OS. NVIDIA released the update first only for the Wi-Fi variant but followed it up soon enough with the release for the LTE variant.
The NVIDIA Shield Tablet Android 5.1 update comes in at 200MB and brings improved responsiveness and performance, enhanced security with support for Android for Work as well as an improved quick settings menu, profile management and more.
Moreover the update also improves display performance and enables the Global Tone Mapping feature which can be toggled by the user.
There’s also a new firmware update for Shield controller which improves pairing experience and other optimizations. System wide improvements which cover audio, modem on the LTE model, camera and other fixes are also included.
NVIDIA has released the Shield Tablet Android 5.1 update for both the Wi-Fi and LTE models over-the-air so those who are yet to receive an update notification on their device shouldn’t have to wait any longer, the update will probably go live in their region shortly.