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NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 now getting Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Shield Tablet K1

The #NVIDIA #ShieldTabletK1 is now getting the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update with a slew of other changes on board. Gaming enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the update introduces the Vulkan API which allows for better and efficient use of the GPU, thus giving you the best performance. The Shield Tablet K1 is a gaming device after all, so this is a big update.

The rest of the changelog mostly contains patches and fixes, so you won’t find any new features on board. The update also includes the March Security update (not April, unfortunately). You can find the changelog in its entirety below:

  • 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

Source: NVIDIA