NVIDIA has started rolling out an update to its SHIELD Tablet K1 which brings quite a new features with it. Most notably, the update brings the Vulkan API which allows for games to access the GPU more efficiently, providing for a better gaming experience.
Additionally, the update bumps the SHIELD Tablet K1 from Android 6.0 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This portion of the upgrade brings the Doze feature to help preserve battery life when the device is in sleep mode, as well as additional power optimizations.
As for the rest of the changes, here’s what’s new:
- Supports the new Vulkan API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD’s graphics hardware
- Adds Android 6.0.1 changes
- Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode & Updated Emojis
- Double Tap Power Button to launch SHIELD Camera app
- Do Not Disturb Until Next Alarm
- Support for Android Doze mode & additional power optimizations
- Adds USB MIDI support
- Adds memory compression enhancement
- Improved Wi-Fi connectivity when waking from sleep
- Fixed Compass functionality
- Fixed Gamepad Mapper issues
- Fixed issues with moving apps to SD card
- Fixed Doom 3 HDMI output issue
- Repositioned Lasso Capture icons in landscape mode
- Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level March 1, 2016
- Overall stability and security enhancements
It’s great to see NVIDIA rolling these updates out to the SHIELD Tablet K1 and keeping users up to date with the newest features. Drop us a line below to let us know if you’ve received the update and how it’s running on your SHIELD Tablet K1.