NVIDIA has confirmed that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be rolled out Over-the-Air on Shield tablets from 18 November.
NVIDIA launching the update so soon is a tad surprising, especially when OEM's are yet to confirm the exact date of Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
The update for Shield will additionally feature a few important services including the introduction of Grid gaming service. GRID is an on-demand, premium cloud gaming service that lets one stream PC games with amazing GeForce GTX-quality graphics to the SHIELD device, without needing a PC.
It's like Netflix for games. Simply select GRID Games inside SHIELD HUB and click on a game and one will instantly be able to play top PC titles like Batman: Arkham City and Borderlands 2 from anywhere in the world.
Along with the Lollipop upgrades, NVIDIA will include few additional features in the SHIELD tablet software update, including a Console Mode update, which will enable users to stream local 4K content from a SHIELD tablet at native resolution to a 4K UHDTV.
The update will also include some new features like USB Y cable support, enabling the simultaneous use of a charger and an Ethernet cable, with which one can game continuously while using 1080p GameStream or 4K Console Mode, and enjoy games and media faster with a better data rate.
NVIDIA is selling this gaming concentrated Android tablet online. A 32GB LTE SHIELD tablet comes with Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and the GRID Portal for free.
Bundled together as the Green Box , NVIDIA Shield tablet can run Valve's incredible games natively on SHIELD tablet with PC-grade graphics and effects, and play brilliantly on the SHIELD Controller and on TV in Console Mode.