Just one month after NVIDIA began pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop to the SHIELD tablet, the graphics card company is continuing its streak of being on the ball with Android OS updates.
NVIDIA is now rolling Android 5.0.1 to the SHIELD tablet. The update comes in the form of “SHIELD tablet software upgrade 2.1” and includes “a few bug fixes and updates,” improvements to app responsiveness, the SHIELD Power Control Menu and more. Here’s NVIDIA’s full changelog:
SHIELD Tablet Software Upgrade 2.1
This update contains important enhancements to further improve your SHIELD tablet experience, including:
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
- Enhanced support and optimizations for memory intensive apps
SHIELD Power Control Menu
- We’ve brought back the SHIELD Power Control Menu, based on community feedback
OpenGL 4.5 support
So far we’ve only seen Android 5.0.1 roll out to a few Nexus and Google Play edition devices, so it’s pretty awesome to see the update already making its way to NVIDIA’s SHIELD tablet. Plus, NVIDIA has shown that it’s listening to its users by bringing back the SHIELD Power Control Menu because the community wanted it. Good work, NVIDIA.