Nvidia, makers of a plethora of PC and Android hardware, and have released an update to their tablets. Specifically, this update will (finally) bring 6.0.1 Marshmallow to those of us with their LTE variants that have been waiting too long, to be frank. Some of what's included in this update are things like support for the Vulkan API, re-positioned Navigation buttons when the tablet is in landscape mode, enhanced memory compression, and fixing a bug related to WiFi connectivity when the tablet is waking up from sleep.
So far in the two years that Nvidia has launched the Nvidia Shield tablet we have had two iterations, the original and then the recently released Tegra K1 version. It seems a new version is passing through the FCC right now and this time it looks like it'll be sporting the Tegra X1 chipset. This would obviously be a big improvement if this ends up being true.
We just touched on this subject in our earlier article today about Nvidia's Shield Android TV having its Marshmallow update starting to roll out as of this morning. In that article we mentioned that original Shield tablet owners had been waiting for Nvidia to re-release the Marshmallow update for that device which was pulled due to a pretty nasty bug.
A lot of owners of the original Nvidia Shield tablets were happy yesterday when we reported that the much awaited Marshmallow update had started to roll out for a majority of those devices. Well today Nvidia has pulled that update due to apparent Wi-Fi issues because of a bug arriving with that update.
Last week we reported on Nvidia who had begun teasing some features for the upcoming Marshmallow (Android 6.0) update for the company's recently released Shield K1 tablet. Well today that update has begun rolling out to owners of the K1 tablet, which means we can now see the full changelog.
Nvidia, makers of the Shield Tablet, has released a teaser video previewing some of what they're doing with the upcoming Marshmallow (Android 6.0) update. Some of the features they highlight are things like the Marshmallow app drawer, which scrolls vertically, has a search bar at top, and also has no folders.
Today Nvidia has announced a new version of their gaming-centric Android Shield tablet. This new version comes in at a lower price point than the original Shield Tablet, and all the hardware that the original came with. Well almost all the hardware. There are a few small differences between the two tablets.
Acer has announced that they are going to try their hand at developing a gaming-centric Android tablet which will be to go along their Predator gaming PC brand. This announcement came during the company's announcement-filled press conference today in New York. Even the design of the tablet will compliment the red and black angular design of Acer's Predator PCs.
Google announced today a new device they have been working on called the Pixel C, which is a tablet and keyboard combination which runs Android Marshmallow. However, even though this is a combination of two items, they are sold individually. It is also a pretty big powerhouse in terms of specs.
Interesting news this morning from Nvidia as the company has issues a voluntary recall for their Shield Tablets. A voluntary recall is just as it sounds, you don't have to send your tablet into Nvidia to get replaced, but by not doing so you take responsibility of future risks. So why the recall? Well it is apparently due to the tablet running the risk of having its battery overheating, posing a fire hazard.
The other day when Nvidia finally admitted to the 500GB model of the Nvidia Shield Android TV console actually existing and being real for consumers to purchase soon, one other tidbit of information was revealed as well. This was that the Android 5.1 update for the Shield tablet would be arriving soon, before the launch of the Shield console unit. Well it appears that 'soon' has turned out to be today.