A couple of days ago, we reported that NVIDIA was pushing update 2.2 to SHIELD Tablet units. For the most part, the update is a good one – it brings more GRID games, improved battery life, broader support for high performance chargers, and overall performance enhancements. Those are all the makings of an excellent update, no doubt.

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However, a small number of users are experiencing weird color reproduction issues on their tablets, mostly with bright colors like red and orange – they just look dull post-update. After receiving a tip about this very thing, I realized that my LTE unit seems to be suffering from this bug, and the once vibrant red and black wallpaper now just looks much less enthusiastic. And slightly brownish.

We of course reached out to NVIDIA to see what's up (and to make sure this isn't all in my head); sure enough, it's a thing that they already know about and are in fact working on a fix for.

We’re aware that some SHIELD tablet owners are noticing a change in screen colors after the most recent software update. We’re currently working on a fix and should have it available soon. Stay tuned.

So there you go. If you thought your tablet's display looked different after the recent update, then it probably does. If you didn't notice, then it's probably fine. Either way you go, NVIDIA is working on a fix and should have something pushed out relatively quickly. In the meantime, you can jump into Settings > Display > Color Correction preset and select "native," which should take care of it.

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  • Adam