NVIDIA lauched their reinvented SHIELD Tablet version into the market as the SHIELD Tablet K1. On its release the tablet was bundled with an Android Lollipop software system, with the company promising an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the end of the year. With just a month since, NVIDIA has seemingly kept their promise with the the update said to be on its final testing phase.

Through YouTube the company placed a video showing a sneak peak of the Marshmallow software running on the Tablet K1. Some of the features that can be seen include the Google Now on Tap functionality, the enhanced app permissions, a vertical launcher drawer with a search bar, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now function which is a cloud gaming service, as well as Android Marshmallow’s ability to allow the application of the MicroSD as the tablet’s internal storage. However, the only addition that is specific to the NVIDIA is a new camera app that applies NVIDIA’s own K1 processor for making enhancements and adding effects to your photos.

The OTA Android Marshmallow update for the Tablet K1 should arrive any time during the course of December, so owners of the gadget should look out for the update notification. The SHIELD Tablet K1 will be the first non-Nexus tablet to be receive an Android Marshmallow update. The original SHIELD Tablet is also expected to be endowed with the update thereafter.

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The Marshmallow update on the NVIDIA tablet will provide a combination of a vanilla Android Marshmallow experience and NVIDIA’s own mobile and PC gaming, as an all in one mobile package

 

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