While smartphone users continue to monitor manufacturers and carriers in anticipation of an update for their devices, some tablet owners can now rejoice that they are getting Android 7.0 Nougat. Those owners would be the ones who have an NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1. NVIDIA released the update today, so users should start to see it as being available for their tablets. Besides all of the improvements to the base Android operating system that come with Nougat, NVIDIA included some other additions as well.
According to NVIDIA, some of the usability improvements include things like the ability to change fonts and font sizes independent of each other, editing quick settings directly via one tap on the menu, and suggestions for navigation changes based on usage to try to make things easier. A new data saver mode is also included for those units with support for LTE to prevent apps from using cell service when in the background.
NVIDA also packed in updates to emojis so users will get the full set of Unicode 9 emojis and a new Doze on the Go function will help stretch out battery life even when a device is being carried around instead of lying still. Of course, users will also get access to Nougat features like multi-window support and quick switching to the last app used.
NVIDIA is also making their SHIELD Rewards loyalty program available via this update for owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1.