Nvidia has started to deploy the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its tablet Nvidia Shield. Specifically, the update applies only to the Wi-Fi version. For the LTE now we are waiting for the approval of the operators, but this issue concerns only the US market.
As for the news, as well as everything related to Marshmallow there is nothing sensational. Therefore, apps permits, Google Now on Tap and improvements in battery life. “Personal” are highlighted improvements to Nvidia Room, including new real-time effects, a new interface inspired by the Material Design and new wallpapers for the home and lock screen. Full details can be found on the official website.
Before the update, Nvidia recommends you to back up the contents on the microSD because with Android 6.0 the management of external memory changes. Nvidia Shield was a new home console, also called a set-top box because the device is a good accompaniment for television, in fact, the operating system also has Android TV.
With design and color in the brand line, we find a very small device that can used in any position. It has two control knobs. One is a pad designed for games, with a design in line with Shield products family. It has a battery that gives a life of 40 hours. It has a more minimalist second controller with the task to manage game-related and for the own Android TV.
Shield is also remote and communicates via Bluetooth connectivity, but also features microphone to receive orders loudly, and has a headphone jack. Shield supports up to four control knobs while connected via Wi-Fi Direct. Each control pad is priced at $ 60. Speaking of connectivity, it supports: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and infrared.
For storage, there is 16 GB of internal memory which can be expanded via microSD cards. We also found a pair of USB 3.0 ports, which we assume are the ideal place for connecting hard drives. The super chip announced in January this year is taking place in actual products. The charismatic CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang, had no problem describing Shield as a competitor to Apple TV or Roku, with twice the power of Xbox 360, 35 times more powerful than an Apple TV.