NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is finally tasting the Android 7.0 Nougat with many new features. As promised after rolling out SHIELD TV boxes with Nougat update. The promise has been fulfilled as company is rolling the Nougat to SHIELD Tablets starting today.

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SHIELD Experience 5.0 packs many new changes like multi-window, quick reply, better notification management, better battery standby through doze, Unicode 9 emojis, customizable Quick Settings tiles and many more.

Full changes are as follows:

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 & kicks in even when the device is being carried around

Emoji

  • Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis

Usability Improvements

  • Display & Font size can now separately adjustable to improve readability or screenspace
  • Quick Settings can now be customized 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 & 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 & System updates
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016

SHIELD Rewards Program

  • Introducing SHIELD Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners

Tablet K1 and the original Tablet will be receiving the update. How many of you have started receiving it on your devices? Share your views via comments below.

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