NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1

NVIDIA’s aging SHIELD tablets receive Android Nougat update

Android 7.0 Nougat has started to roll out for NVIDIA’s SHIELD tablets. The hardware manufacturer has a strong history of providing support for its range of slates, which is now set to continue with the most-recent big Android release.

The original 8-inch NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet was first released almost three years ago, making the fact that it is still being so actively supported particularly noteworthy.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA is something of an anomaly in this area, with many of the more affordable Android tablets only receiving basic bug-fix updates for a short while after their release.

NVIDIA followed up the launch of its first slate with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 – a slightly-refreshed edition of the original. The Android 7.0 Nougat update is being made available for both devices.

[via AnandTech]