When NVIDIA introduced the SHIELD tablet K1 last month, it said that the Lollipop-powered device would get an Android Marshmallow update “in the coming months.” Today the company is following through on its promise, and doing so faster than some K1 buyers might’ve expected.
NVIDIA says that it’s now pushing an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the SHIELD tablet K1, which is arriving one month after the device was announced. Along with a bump to Android 6.0, the update brings with it all of the other Marshmallow-y features that you’d expect, like Google Now on Tap, adoptable storage, and an better app permissions.
Here’s NVIDIA’s full changelog for the SHIELD tablet K1’s update:
This update for SHIELD Tablet K1 upgrades the Operating System to Android version 6.0
NVIDIA SHIELD Camera
Now on Tap
User Interface Upgrades
Improved App Permissions
System wide improvements including
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY USING A MICROSD CARD IN THIS SHIELD TABLET:
In Android 6.0 there are changes to how expanded storage works. After this upgrade, there will be 2 ways to setup the MicroSD card, please read carefully:
NVIDIA has a history of being quick with Android OS updates, so it’s not totally surprising to see it pushing Marshmallow to the SHIELD tablet K1 today, but it’s still great to see. The SHIELD devices’ speedy OS updates is one thing that makes them attractive to consumers, and today NVIDIA has shown that it’s still committed to that effort.