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Original NVIDIA SHIELD receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow today

Those with an OG version of the NVIDIA SHIELD can enjoy everything Android 6.0 Marshmallow has to offer.

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NVIDIA has announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow has officially arrived on the original SHIELD tablet.

Today’s update offers a similar experience to what SHIELD tablet K1 owners received a little over a month ago, which includes a new NVIDIA SHIELD camera, new adaptable storage, and improvements to both power consumption and its user interface.

The OTA upgrade will first be available for Wi-Fi versions globally with International LTE versions also receiving the update. US LTE tablet will begin to receive the update in the near future.

Here’s a full rundown of everything the update has to offer:

New NVIDIA SHIELD Camera

  • New UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality
  • Adds new real-time HD Image Effects

Now on Tap

  • Quickly find information related to what you are seeing on the screen, also from inside an app

New Adoptable Storage

  • MicroSD cards can be integrated with main internal storage, auto managed by system

User Interface Upgrades

  • Personalize Home & Lock screens with different wallpapers, new NVIDIA wallpapers
  • Personalize Quick Settings menu, add/remove, rearrange toggles
  • Google Now voice commands can be launched from lock screen

Improved App Permissions

  • Permissions are now managed centrally

Power Consumption

  • App Standby power improvements
  • New App Optimization feature
  • Improved BT Low Energy scanning power efficiency

System wide improvements including

  • Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app
  • Improvements to WiFi Connectivity
  • Optimized preloaded apps
  • Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level January 2016
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    February 1, 2016 12:35 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Original NVIDIA SHIELD receives Android 6.0 Marshmallow today

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      February 1, 2016 12:46 PM

      Isn't the original Nvidia shield the handheld not the tablet?

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        February 1, 2016 1:04 PM

        I thought the tablet came first

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          February 1, 2016 1:06 PM

          Handheld Release date July 31, 2013
          Tablet Release Date July 29, 2014

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            February 1, 2016 1:09 PM

            Wow 2013? Man.

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              February 1, 2016 1:26 PM

              Yup, that's when me and both the other people got theirs.

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                February 1, 2016 1:27 PM

                Its getting better support than my late 2014 moto x is!

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                  February 1, 2016 2:04 PM

                  Yup. The very example of what's wrong with the fragmentation of the UI/Ecosystem. I bet just porting it to the various hardware specs isn't too terrible, but refitting touchwiz, et all, is a whole other beast.

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                February 1, 2016 4:46 PM

                Let's compare this to the Ouya

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          February 1, 2016 1:07 PM

          Handheld came first far as I remember

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        February 1, 2016 1:07 PM

        There was the Shield Portable, then Shield Tablet

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        February 1, 2016 1:28 PM

        The original tablet. Not the K1 tablet

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          February 1, 2016 1:31 PM

          Same thing, "In November 2015, the tablet was renamed Shield Tablet K1 and the price was reduced to $200"

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shield_Tablet

          Maybe I' missing something but I remember the portable coming out first and I can't seem to find a record of anything else from earlier.

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            February 1, 2016 1:33 PM

            You ain't wrong on the portable.

            The tablets aren't the same. They aren't on the same software cycle.

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      February 1, 2016 1:27 PM

      Cool. Time to go hit "update" on mine.

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        February 2, 2016 4:41 AM

        Not cool: The Marshmallow update stripped out all support for Microsoft Exchange. What the fuck.

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      February 1, 2016 1:32 PM

      Well my original shield portable could use a new screen.. But no spare parts to be had.. Fuck that!

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      February 1, 2016 3:19 PM

      What's weird to me is that right now he original Shield sounds like a great idea and something I'd like to buy, except they discontinued them and don't make them anymore.

      Now they have the tablet and I just have to wonder - how many people want to carry a tablet around and then set it up and have a separate controller? It seems like something that would be neat once or twice but ultimately not something you'd want to do often.

      Back when the original Shield was out I remember thinking it was neat but I had way more things that the $250 would be good for. Maybe if they had stuck it out for longer it would have been an eventual hit.

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        February 1, 2016 5:13 PM

        I think the handheld is the best device they've made. It fills a great niche that I just don't see with the tablet. If they updated the hardware in it, I don't see how it wouldn't be as successful.

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          February 1, 2016 7:05 PM

          Yeah, I totally agree with you. There's a first time for everything :)

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        February 1, 2016 7:06 PM

        Also, cool Idle Thumbs intro script. ;)

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          February 1, 2016 7:11 PM

          lol thanks. I hadn't even realized they were using it until someone randomly messaged me on Twitter if I had put it up on github yet :)

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      February 1, 2016 3:58 PM

      Fucking finally! I being waiting for this update to kick in!

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        February 1, 2016 10:37 PM

        Well, I installed the update, so far is good, tablet is kinda laggy but is ok. Noticed that now, when I restart the tablet it doesn't get stuck in the Nvidia screen, now it boots fine.

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      February 1, 2016 4:06 PM

      Useful update, but does it fix the laggy response?

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      February 1, 2016 7:03 PM

      There was also an update for the new k1 tablet. It has become unusable since the 6.0 update to the point amazon Germany stopped selling it. Horrible battery problems.

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      February 1, 2016 7:04 PM

      Interesting. I've read a bunch of threads of ppl complaining that the MM update killed the battery on the K1. It's what's holding me back from picking up one.

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        February 2, 2016 1:27 AM

        I just got a K1 a few weeks ago from Amazon, and it came with Lollipop. If it hadn't, I had already downloaded the system image to flash it back.

        The only real reason I want MM is the treating of an SD card as internal storage. Since I'm reading that today's update for the K1 is jacking with WiFi for a few people, I'll be waiting a little more.

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      February 1, 2016 11:02 PM

      Man after I saw what the shield portable can do, I kinda want one now, but they are like over $300 online for a used one, I used to walk into Frys and see them on the shelf for $199 new :/