Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 has received the next iteration of Android OS, the Android 7.0 Nougat. The company has started rolling out the Nougat update with new features like multi-window mode, direct reply for notification, better battery optimization, usability improvements and bug fixes. The OTA update for the new software version 5.0 will hit the entire SHIELD tablet K1 in the coming days.
The new software version 5.0 upgrades the Nvidia Shield tablet K1 to Android version 7.0 Nougat and includes latest Android security patches (patch level December 2016). In addition, besides Nougats native features, this version (v.50) update the SHIELD controller support (2017), and includes loyalty program for SHIELD owners.
Below are the main highlights of Nvidia SHIELD tablet K1 Android 7.0 Nougat update:
New Multitasking with Split-screen and Quick Switch: Split-screen lets you run two apps side by side in landscape or portrait mode.
– The Quick switch function lets you quickly switch back to last opened apps by double tapping on the Overview button.
SHIELD Controller: Updates to SHIELD controller support (2017).
SHIELD Rewards Program: Introducing SHIELD Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners
Improved Notifications system: Bundled notification for same app for better experience, reply to messages directly from within the notification and silence or block notification quickly from the app are the attractions of this feature.
Improved Battery Optimization: The ‘Doze on the Go’ function optimizes battery power consumption even when the device is being carried around.
Emoji: The update includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis
Usability Improvements: Option to set display and font separately, customizable quick settings menu, settings for Navigation menu and Suggestion for better usability, etc. are the highlights of this feature.
New Data Saver: When enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps
New JIT compiler: improves the speed of App & System updates
How to Update Android 7.0 Nougat Update for Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
If you have not received the OTA (over the air) update notification for Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, check it manually.
To check for Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 Nougat update manually, go to phone Settings > About device > Software update.
If the update found, download and install. Let us know your experience with the new Android 7.0 Nougat on Shield Tablet K1 in the comment section below. (Source)