NVIDIA Shield tablet receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov. 18

NVIDIA has quite the update coming for Shield tablet owners as not only will Android 5.0 Lollipop be launching next week, but a new bundle and also GRID will be come, too!


The NVIDIA Shield tablet will be receiving a slew of new content and experiences this holiday season, NVIDIA announced this morning.

A total of three major updates will be hitting the Shield tablet, which includes Android 5.0 Lollipop, NVIDIA’s new GRID on-demand game-streaming service, and a new bundle.

Starting on November 18, SHIELD tablet will be one of the first tablets to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, and yes, it’ll have the new material design and various app improvements the tech kids have been talking about. This update will also include the Dabbler app, which is NVIDIA’s painting software. The app will offer full support for layers as well as live streaming Dabbler sessions over Twitch.

The new bundle NVIDIA will make available for the Shield tablet will be called the Green Box Bundle. It will include a 32GB LTE version of the Shield tablet and a copy of Half-Life 2 and Portal, the former being exclusive to the tablet when it launches, although we already saw both games when they were announced earlier this year.

Last, but certainly not least, is NVIDIA’s GRID, which is the company’s attempt at creating an on-demand game-streaming service. GRID will include a total of 20 AAA games, including Borderlands 2, Batman: Arkham City, and Psychonauts with more titles expected to be released every week.GRID will be available in North America this month for free on Shield tablets and Shield portable through June 30, 2015.

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    November 13, 2014 7:30 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, NVIDIA Shield tablet receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov. 18

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      November 13, 2014 7:59 AM

      Thank you! :D

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      November 13, 2014 8:07 AM

      Nice! I'm going to be ordering a Shield tablet tomorrow! Nvidia has apparently done a remarkable job with the Shield tablet, especially considering it's their first foray into the tablet space.

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      November 13, 2014 7:17 PM

      I came here just to say that I have this tablet (using it right now) and I freaking love it! Such a nice, powerful little device.

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        November 13, 2014 8:54 PM

        Daddy likes.

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        November 13, 2014 10:01 PM

        The stand-by time is crap though. I don't use mine daily but everytime I reach for it, it's out of battery.

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          November 13, 2014 11:02 PM

          Does it have a setting to turn off wifi when the screen is off? That changed the standby of my Nexus 7 2013 from 48 hours to a week (as far as I've noted) - this might not be a good solution if you depend on it for push alert, but I use the phone for all that stuff

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            November 13, 2014 11:18 PM

            I should try that, thanks

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              November 13, 2014 11:33 PM

              They do and it makes a huge difference in standby time.

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        November 13, 2014 11:44 PM

        Yeah, I dig mine. My only issue is the nvidia UO stuff is a bit wonky.

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      November 14, 2014 12:40 AM

      Nice, seems like this is the alternative if you don't want to pay for the nexus 9

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