NVIDIA starts redistributing Marshmallow update for the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1


Earlier this month, NVIDIA started pushing out the Marshmallow update for both the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 in Asia, Europe, North America and America, but, annoyingly, just a couple of days into the rollout, it was forced to pull the firmware as many users were reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues with their devices following a successful installation.

Thankfully, it looks like all the bugs have now been squashed and the build has at last been deemed stable enough for public release as the American manufacturer has today started redistributing the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 upgrade for its two gaming slates in the aforementioned regions.

You can catch the full changelog for the update below:


  • 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 – Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app; Improvements to WiFi Connectivity; Optimized preloaded apps; Update to Android 6.0 Security Patxch Level January 2016

SHIELD Tablet K1

  • Optimized behavior of legacy apps that lead to instances of increased power consumption
  • Improvements to WiFi connectivity
  • Fixed crashes in Performance, Power, and Display settings
  • Fixed crashes in Game 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

Source: NVIDIA

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Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.