Dec 21st, 2015

NVIDIA has announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout for their SHIELD Tablet K1 has now commenced. They’re calling this Software Upgrade version 1.0, which makes sense as this is the first major SHIELD Tablet K1 update since its introduction.

shield tablet k1

Here’s what’s changing:

NVIDIA Shield Camera

  • New UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality
  • Adds new real-time HD Image Effects

User Interface Upgrades

  • Personalize Home & Lock screens with different wallpapers, new NVIDIA wallpapers
  • Personalize Quick Settings menu, add/remove, rearrange toggles
  • Google Now voice commands can be launched from lock screen

Power Consumption

  • App Standby power improvements
  • Improved BT Low Energy scanning power efficiency

System wide improvements including

  • Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app
  • Optimized preloaded apps
  • Adds Fallout Shelter game

Plus, there’s all the stuff standard to Marshmallow such as Google Now on Tap, Doze Mode and the ability to use microSD cards as internal storage. Speaking of that last bit, make sure you backup the content on your microSD card if you opt to use it as internal storage, as the system will format the card and wipe all its data. The update weighs in at 665MB, so be sure to get an early start on downloading it so you can enjoy some Marshmallow goodness by the end of the day.

[via NVIDIA]