NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet 2014 and 2015 Receives Experience 5.0 Nougat Update



NVIDIA has started rolling out SHIELD Experience 5.0 update based on Android 7.0 Nougat to its 2014 edition of SHIELD tablet and 2015 edition of SHIELD tablet K1 globally. The update which is schedule to begin to rollout starting today brings lots of new features and improvements along, among which are multi-screen, data saver, Doze on the Go, and many more.

Full changelogs are listed below:

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

Usability Improvements

  • Display & Font size can now separately adjustable to improve redability 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


  • Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis

SHIELD Controller (2017) Support

  • Updates to SHIELD controller support

SHIELD Rewards Program

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

System Wide Improvements Including:

  • Updates to SHIELD controller support
  • New Data Saver: when enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps
  • New JIT complier: improves the speed of App & System updates
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016

The US LTE model however will not be receiving the update due to ongoing carrier approval process.

NVIDIA in late January started seeding Experience 5.0.2 Nougat update to SHIELD Android TV globally, bringing new features such as 4K HDR game streaming, Amazon Videos, GeForce Now, and NVIDIA Games App.



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