Nvidia has pushed out a new OTA update, that being update 1.2, for their Tegra K1 Shield tablet this afternoon. This update, which is mainly bug fixes and optimizations, bumps the Android version up to 6.0.1 for this particular Shield device. Before anyone asks however, the LTE version’s update is still being worked on, so you’ll be sticking with Android 5.1.1 for a bit longer.
Tag: Android 6.0
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.
While owners of the original Shield tablet are waiting on their Marshmallow update to become available again after it was pulled because of a nasty Wi-Fi related bug, owners of Nvidia’s Shield Android TV units are now having their Marshmallow goodies rolling out to them in a new update starting today.
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.
Every iteration of Android has always had some unique Easter Eggs from Google inside them. As of late, they are generally in the style of a little game users can play. Android 5.0 Lollipop had a Flappy Birds style of game in it and Android 6.0 Marshmallow also has a Flappy Birds type of Easter Egg as well.
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.
In pretty much 20 minutes from now Google will be going live with their Nexus event and, of course, they will also be live streaming the entire thing for anyone who can’t actually be there. So if you are looking for where to watch the Nexus event, you can do so here or pretty much every other tech website on the internet, or YouTube as well.
Up until now the next iteration of Android has simply been known as Android M. That, however, has changed today as Google has made it official that Android 6.0 will be called Android Marshmallow. Along with the new name, the new developer preview is now available as well as the new SDK 6.0 for developers.