NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 Sees Marshmallow 6.0.1 Update

Owners of the NVIDIA Sheld Tablet K1 should start seeing an update come to the device that brings, amongst other things, Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.  The update is version 1.2 for those keeping NVIDIA software version scores and has been released by the company at this point.  The update will come to users as an OTA update over the course of the next several days.  The headliner feature of the update is of course Marshmallow 6.0.1 and the improvement that update made as well as the new emoji that are in that release.  But the update contains much more than that according to the NVIDIA update page.

The update brings full support of Doze to the Shield Tablet K1 along with added USB MIDI support and memory compression features.  There is also a long list of other fixes and improvements

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1

that most users will benefit from having on the K1.  These include:

  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity after device sleeping
  • Fixed Compass functionality
  • Fixed Gamepad Mapper issues
  • Fixed issues with moving apps to SD card
  • Fixed Doom 3 HDMI output issue
  • Re-positioned Lasso Capture icons in landscape mode


This update also brings the March Android Security update to the tablet, bringing it reasonably up-to-date.  The April update is out now but it is not uncommon for manufactures to be several months behind.  Being only one month back is great quite frankly.