Oreo update for NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV paused amid glitches

As promised earlier this year, Android 8.0 Oreo finally began rolling out to NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV last week with an updated launcher, security updates and various improvements. But as is frequently the case with big updates these days (phones, computers, etc.), a “couple of issues” have ground things to a halt. There was no specific time frame mentioned as to when the update would resume.

The bad news was announced on the GeForce forums by a tech support rep:

Hi All

We’ve uncovered a couple issues thanks to feedback from our preview program that we’d like to fix prior to rolling out SHIELD TV Experience Upgrade 7.0 to more users. We’re actively working to resolve the issues that have been encountered and hope to be able to restart the rollout shortly.

We appreciate your patience and want to ensure you have the best experience possible. Stay tuned and we’ll provide updates as we have them.

The statement is unfortunately vague and it’s currently unknown what the “couple of issues” are, but reports of frequent Wi-Fi disconnections are coming in, which of course makes trying to stream anything a lesson in frustration. We’ll keep you posted when the update resumes and if/when NVIDIA clarifies what the official issues are.

Source: Android Police


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