Android 5.0.1 Now Landing on the NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Posted by at 1:44 am on December 29, 2014



Lollipop is now shipping to the NVIDIA Shield tablet !

As can be found on the tablet’s release notes page, NVIDIA has launched software upgrade 2.1, packing Android 5.0.1 among many other improvements. In addition to the latest build of Lollipop, the update includes system performance enhancements, some new capture effects for the Camera Awesome app, the return of the SHIELD Power Control Menu, memory optimizations, and support for OpenGL 4.5.

The Shield tablet might be one of the best options for new buyers. It starts at $299 for the WiFi model, with a 2.2 GHz Tegra K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution screen. Seeing how well NVIDIA has supported the device (and gotten these software releases out in a timely manner), you might not be having to sacrifice much by giving up the Nexus brand.

Here are the full release notes:

  • Operating System update to Android 5.0.1
    SHIELD Tablet gets updated to the latest version of Android ‘Lollipop’. This is a minor release which includes a few bug fixes and updates
  • System performance enhancements
    Improvements in general UI and app responsiveness, including switching between apps
  • Camera enhancements: Live HD Effects (HDFX)
    The Camera Awesome app gets some cool new creative effects for stills and videos. All the effects leverage the power of the Tegra K1 GPU to deliver live-preview and full resolution recording with the effects
  • SHIELD Power Control Menu
    We’ve brought back the SHIELD Power Control Menu, based on community feedback
  • Memory optimizations
    Enhanced support and optimizations for memory intensive apps
  • OpenGL 4.5 support
  • Localization improvements

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