Android 7.0 Nougat Should Be Rolling Out To Your NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Posted on Mar 18 2017 - 11:34am by Daniel Fisher

NVIDIA has been doing a great job over the past few weeks. It has not been long since the company released its new Shield set-top boxes and later sent out the Nougat update for those boxes. The same Nougat update later sent out fairly quickly to the previous-generation Shield TV as well. The company is following through on this much-awaited update for those who own the NVIDIA Shield Tablet. Nvidia has announced that an Android Nougat update will be rolling out over the next few days.


NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Here’s the full list of features that Nougat brings to the Shield Tablet, according to the Nvidia:

  •  Updates to Shield controller support.
  •  Multiple notifications from same app are now bundled for a streamlined experience.
  •  Reply to messages directly from within notification (if the app supports the feature).
  •  Quick switch: Double tap Overview button to quickly switch back to the last opened app.
  •  Split-screen: Run two apps just side by side in Portrait or Landscape modes (if apps

support the feature).

  •  Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis.
  •  Tap and hold on a notification to quickly silence or block notifications from the app.
  •  Font size & Display can now separately adjustable to improve readability or screenspace.
  •  Improved power consumption along with Doze on the Go: Doze is now smarter

& kicks in even when the device is being carried around.

  •  The ‘Clear all’ opt in Overview have been relocated to the top right.
  •  Quick Settings can now be customized directly from the menu by tapping “Edit.”
  •  New Data Saver: when enabled, the limits access to Cellular data for background apps.
  •  Settings now includes a Navigation Menu & Suggestions to improve usability.
  •  The top Quick Setting tiles can be accessed with a downward swipe from the lock screen.
  •  New JIT compiler: improves the speed of App & System updates.
  •  Update to the Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016.

This update also adds support for the new Shield Controller to the tablet, it is the one that the company is shipping with the new Shield set-top box. The update is being rolled out to both the Tablet and Tablet K1 owners starting today. If you have not received an update notification just yet on your Shield Tablet, just be patient as it’ll arrive soon.