Nvidia Shield Tablet
Android 5.1 performance update rolling out for NVIDIA Shield Tablet (WiFi and LTE) Nvidia

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.