NVIDIA rolls out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its gaming tablet, Shield.
NVIDIA rolls out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its gaming tablet, Shield.NVIDIA

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.