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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update Coming To The NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Android 5.1 Lollipop Update Coming To The NVIDIA Shield Tablet

The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the NVIDIA Shield tablet is now available over-the-air on both Wi-Fi and LTE.
Published: May 25, 2015 at 8:55 am EST

Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Shield tablet is now available over Wi-Fi and Long-Term Evolution (LTE).

The update would improve performance and stability, and bring a Shield controller update that makes pairing easier. Among many other features, the LTE model includes improvement in camera, audio, and performance of the modem.

The Android 5.1 Lollipop includes many new features such as an improved version of the drop-down menu and user interface (UI), ability to jump Wi-Fi access points, and Bluetooth easy pairing. The update would improve the screen pinning feature, aiding in locking other users in a specific app. The Lollipop version has clearer instructions telling users exactly what buttons they would need to press and how the features work. In the settings tab, users can now enable device protection to lock the device in case of theft, even after the device undergoes factory resetting.

Google initially said the devices with the 5.0 Android version will have the device protection feature working as soon as users update. The 5.1 software is certain to have the said feature enabled and tested. Dave Burke, VP of Android Platform, wrote in a blog post in March: “The feature will be available on most Android phones and tablets shipped with Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.”

The volume slider UI is also changed in the Android 5.1, with the additional options of “none,” “priority,” and “all” letting users select the time they want to see notifications. Users can select to see all notifications, none, or on priority and also decide which app notifications they want to see for a designated time. The interruption menu is easier to access as users only have to press the volume button and tap the volume icon.

Furthermore, the Android 5.1 has also changed the contacts overlay, removing the link to Google+ profile. The sticky soft keys bug causing it to glow has also been fixed with small changes to UI. Finally, the Android 5.1 update has also incorporated Nu Player as the default streaming player instead of the previous “Awesome Player” in the Android 5.0.
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