NVIDIA plans to upgrade the SHIELD Tablet to Android 5.0 Lollipop by the end of November


In a video demo of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, the Santa Clara company confirmed that the upgrade would be headed to the tablet by the end of this month. Less than a month is insane turnaround time for an upgrade for any device not named “Nexus,” but NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet doesn’t really have much going on atop Android — just a few apps for folks to access their Tegra-optimized content with ease.

Alongside Lollipop at its core, NVIDIA showed off upgrades to the NVIDIA Hub and NVIDIA Dabbler apps. The former is where you go to find all the awesome games optimized for Tegra, while Dabbler is a painting and drawing app for use with your DirectStylus input (or your finger if you’re not into all that).

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Everything’s looking quite nice, and we can’t wait to see its rollout begin. We’ll be sure to deliver the news that it’s being pushed out as soon as NVIDIA gives the green light. Give the video above a look in the meantime.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. This is exactly why I went with Nvidia for my tablet

    1. I got a Toshiba exited pro with a tegra4 and no update luv

      1. Yeah I had the excite 7.7 a while back and they updated it once several months after jellybean was released. All the update did was break things, which they never fixed. First and last Toshiba tablet

        1. Hopefully they superise me with a 5.0 update

  2. Yes just got the 32gb with lte for 300 off Amazon and it’s nice to have a compact tablet with lte on the go now need to sell my retina Ipad mini any takers lol

  3. Awesome, nice one nvidia.

  4. I got a feeling that nvidia shield is a way better deal than any other android tablet including nexus 9. Cheaper, sd card support, optimized for video games. Way better.

  5. Hopefully this solves the random lag my shield has.

    This is a solid tablet for gaming, and the HDMI out is simply amazing. It’s unfortunate the OS likes to freeze up.

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