NVIDIA Shield tablets get Nougat plus feature update

my nvidia shieldFellow Shield tablet owners, lend me your ears – or should that be eyes? Either way, NVIDIA is sending us all Nougat!

NVIDIA has released a software update for their NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1.

The update comes in the form of software version 5.0 and it includes Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Androi9d 7.0 Nougat update brings a range of new features to both of the NVIDIA gaming tablets.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new.
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Shield controller (2017) support

  • Updates to Shield controller support

New multitasking features

  • Split-screen: Run two apps side by side in Portrait or Landscape modes
  • Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to quickly switch back to the last opened app

Improved notifications

  • Multiple notifications from the same app are now bundled for a streamlined experience
  • Reply to messages directly from within the notification
  • Tap and hold on a notification to quickly silence or block notifications from the app

Improved power consumption

  • Doze on the Go: Doze is now smarter and kicks in even when the device is being carried around


  • Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis

Usability Improvements

  • Display and font size can now separately adjustable to improve readability or screenspace
  • Quick Settings can now be customised directly from the menu by tapping “Edit”
  • The top Quick Setting tiles can now be accessed with a downward swipe from the lock screen
  • Settings now includes a Navigation Menu and Suggestions to improve usability
  • The “Clear all” option in Overview have been relocated to the top right

System wide improvements including

  • New Data Saver: when enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps
  • New JIT compiler: improves the speed of App and System updates
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016

Shield rewards program

  • Introducing Shield Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for us owners

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1You can find out more information about the new software update over at the NVIDIA website.