Late last year NVIDIA first teased some of the new features that would be coming to the Shield Tablet K1 with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update before releasing the update just in time for the holidays. Aside from bringing all features that are part and parcel of Marshmallow, the update also added some features from NVIDIA like a new camera app. The original Shield tablet didn’t get much love though but NVIDIA is making things right today.
The company has finally released Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the original Shield tablet, which isn’t really that different from the Shield K1, today. Users can finally say goodbye to Lollipop now and move up to the latest iteration of Android.
The new camera app is included in this update, it has a new user interface inspired by Material Design, real-time HD image effects and improved burst photo functionality. Now on Tap and improved app permissions are included as well. Following this update users will be able to integrate microSD cards with main internal storage.
User interface tweaks are included in this update as well with new wallpapers, a new quick settings menu and the ability to launch Google Now voice commands from the lock screen. Other improvements include increased power efficiency, better Wi-Fi connectivity as well as the latest January 2016 Android 6.0 Security Patch.
NVIDIA has started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the original Shield tablet today and it should go live for everybody shortly.