Living up to its promise, NVIDIA has started rolling out the Android 5.1 performance update for its Shield Tablet with a plethora of enhancements including improved display performance, better responsiveness and enhanced overall security.

The latest report from Android Police suggests that both the Wi-Fi and LTE variants of the Shield tablet are now receiving the performance update via over-the-air (OTA). The update includes a bunch of bug-fixes as part of the Shield Tablet Software Upgrade v3.0 package.

The complete official changelog for the 200MB update as listed by NVIDIA is given below:

  • Upgrade Android Operating System to version 5.1
    • Improved performance and responsiveness.
    • Enhanced security, including support for Android for Work.
    • Improved quick-settings menu, profile management etc.
  • Improved display performance
    • Enabled Global Tone Mapping feature. This feature can be toggled by the user.
  • New firmware update for SHIELD controller
    • Improved pairing experience and other optimizations.
    • Please note: You can update the SHIELD controller over WiFi. Look out for a notification on your SHIELD tablet.
  • System wide improvements including camera, audio, modem (LTE only) and other fixes

For starters, the Android 5.1 update brings a bunch of cool UI tweaks, improved notifications and a bunch of bug-fixes, besides the new global tone mapping feature.

Meanwhile, the specific changes introduced into the LTE variant of Shield Tablet comprise system-wide improvements including camera, audio, modem (LTE) and other fixes.