Shield Tablet 5.0 Update is here!

Note: 5.0 OTA installs over root; no need to roll back.  Rooting achieved; it’s okay to take the OTA.

SHIELD tablet Software Upgrade 5.0 has started rolling out to devices this morning. It’s a staggered release with the update being available to SHIELD tablets over the course of a few days to ensure stability.

This update brings support for the new controller and upgrades the Operating System to Android version 7.0 Nougat and includes new features and system enhancements:

SHIELD Controller (2017) Support

  • Updates to SHIELD controller support

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

Emoji

  • Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis

Usability Improvements

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

System wide improvements including

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

 

SHIELD Rewards Program

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

*App compatibility could vary, requires App to be updated with support for the feature

5 Responses to Shield Tablet 5.0 Update is here!

  1. Is there any news on how to root the new update.

  2. Could you please instruct us on how to root K1 on Nougat? I’m holding the update until I know how to root it again. Thanks!

  3. administrator says:

    Safe to take the update. I have rooted the OTA successfully. Tutorial coming shortly.

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