Apr 22nd, 2015

nvidia shield tablet lollipop tease

NVIDIA’s been doing a pretty nice job at keeping their Android tablet up to date with Android updates. Well, at least the initial Lollipop update which saw the SHIELD Tablet receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop back in December of last year. The SHIELD Portable (the handheld version) owners haven’t exactly been so lucky, with the device stuck on Android 4.4 KitKat this entire time. “The horror,” we know. Despite complaints, it seems they may have been better off.

Reports of numerous bugs and software issues plaguing the SHIELD Tablet are being attributed to buggy Lollipop code, where word eventually traveled upstream to NVIDIA. Taking to their community forum, an NVIDIA rep brought SHIELD Tablet owners up to speed with what they’ve been working on.

It appears Android 5.1 is now officially coming down the pipeline for both the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and NVIDIA Shield Portable, and it looks to fix many of the issues with the software. Great, right?

But don’t go mashing the update button just yet. NVIDIA mentions the update is still a few weeks out. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

Thanks, Teets!

[NVIDIA Community Forums 1, 2]