NVIDIA has released in the last hours a minor update dedicated to its two tablets with Android, NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Tablet K1. The update weighs about 120 MB and as NVIDIA had anticipated, contains some improvements in the system, bug fixed and security patches (not) to date.

The only problem, as long as they can define that, is that security patches are for the month of July, and we are in September. Here is the complete list of new features of the update displayed.

  • OpenGL ES 3.2.
  • Additional optimizations for Android and Doze system.
  • Troubleshooting automatic rotation that worked intermittently.
  • Solved audio playback that turned off the monitor.
  • Update security patch Level 1 of July 2016 for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • General improvements related to stability and security.

Moreover, during the month of May we witnessed a story that claimed that NVIDIA would release an enhanced version of its Shield Tablet, with a more powerful hardware than its predecessor version. This news came to light also because the device was seen in the list of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), but now it seems that the product has been removed.

It should have included the same screen with the same diagonal, but in a slimmer frame, improved networking and a faster processor. That made us think about the Tegra X1. However, the first signs of this cancellation came from the documentation of the FCC itself, which had been updated to August 1, and also providing a not very clear and very generic reason: "For commercial reasons, the product has been removed", the letter attached says. NVIDIA has confirmed that the device has never been marketed or sold, in any country, and probably never will be.

NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Tablet K1 are updated to fix bugs with security patch