After getting Android 6.0 in December, the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 is now getting a follow-up with plenty of tweaks under the hood. First, we have the latest round of security patches. You may not notice those, but this release also includes better Wi-Fi connectivity and improvements to legacy apps that should lengthen battery life.
Other items on the changelog include plenty of bug fixes, like a rather specific one about Doom 3 not launching. If you have Doom 3, that's probably the highlight feature. This entire ordeal for you has been a reminder of one of the downsides of Android gaming.
Looking at the Geforce forums, some folks will be even more happy to see that the tablet should no longer crash when toggling display, performance, or power settings.
Those of you with a SHIELD gamepad may be happy to know that the touchpad works again. And folks who snagged a stylus from somewhere can use the newly included Lasso Capture functionality that was present on the original NVIDIA SHIELD tablet.
The full changelog is available below.
- Optimized behavior of legacy apps that lead to instances of increased power consumption
- Improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity
- Fixed crashes in Performance, Power, and Display settings
- Fixed crashes in Gamepad Mapper
- Fixed Doom 3 not launching
- Added back SHIELD controller touch pad functionality
- Added support for Stylus Lasso Capture functionality
- Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level January 2016
- Fixes to App Optimization feature
- NVIDIA release notes
- Antonio Guerreiro