Android 5.0.1 Rolling Out to the Shield Tablet

Owners of the NVIDIA Shield Tablet will be receiving a nice Christmas treat as an update with Android 5.0.1 in tow is now rolling out OTA to Shield Tablets everywhere. The update began its rollout last night, so you may have already received the update during your slumber. The update brings the usual round of bugfixes and performance updates and adds a few effects to the device’s camera.

Full changelog follows below for your perusal. Enjoy your update!


This update contains important enhancements to further improve your SHIELD tablet experience, including:

Operating System update to Android 5.0.1

SHIELD Tablet gets updated to the latest version of Android ‘Lollipop’. This is a minor release which includes a few bug fixes and updates

System performance enhancements

Improvements in general UI and app responsiveness, including switching between apps

Camera enhancements: Live HD Effects (HDFX)

The Camera Awesome app gets some cool new creative effects for stills and videos. All the effects leverage the power of the Tegra K1 GPU to deliver live-preview and full resolution recording with the effects

 SHIELD Power Control Menu

We’ve brought back the SHIELD Power Control Menu, based on community feedback

  • Memory optimizations

Enhanced support and optimizations for memory intensive apps

OpenGL 4.5 support

  • Localization improvements

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