Android 7.0 update to hit Nvidia Shield Tablets in next few weeks

1113690 autosave v1 nvidia shield top 640x427 c
Nvidia has assured owners of the Shield Tablet that it will be updating them to Android Nougat, the 7.0 release of the operating system. This update will apply to both the Shield Tablet and Tablet K1, and follows an earlier update for the Shield TV set-top box.

Although Android is most often associated with smartphones and tablets, it’s an operating system that has found wide usage in a variety of products. From miniature games consoles to streaming devices, Android is a very commonplace OS, but that does mean that not all devices are running the absolute latest version at all times.

Nvidia’s Shield Tablets are still part of that pack. While the newly announced Shield will come with version 7.0 of Android, the Nougat update, as standard, older hardware has yet to see any form of update.

However, according to an official Nvidia spokesperson, that won’t be the case for much longer. In a thread where Shield Tablet users were hoping to find out about the status of any impending updates for the tablets, software QA Manual Guzman responded with an affirmative.

“Yes Android N is coming to the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Nvidia Shield Tablet K1,” he said in a forum post (via AndroidPolice). This was backed up by a statement on the company’s Google+ page which suggested the update would arrive in a few weeks time.

This news was received with much positivity by other posters, who were happy to see that Nvidia was continuing to support its older hardware standards, despite plans to release newer Shield devices. Some did wonder, though, whether this OS update might fix outstanding issues with battery life on some Shield Tablets.

Unfortunately there was no response to those concerns. Do any of you who own Shield Tablets have ongoing issues with battery life?

Computing

This Mac keyboard is slim, dark, and clicky, but it’s still not perfect

There aren't many great mechanical keyboards for Macs. The Keychron K1 is just the latest attempt to join that hallowed group, but does its blend of style and substance tick all the boxes?
Mobile

Bag yourself a bargain with the best budget tablets under $200

The battle for your budget tablet affections is really ramping up. Which tablet, costing less than $200, should be commanding your attention? We take a look at some different options for the budget-conscious.
Home Theater

Everything to know about Sling TV: Channels, pricing, and more

Sling TV has grown a great deal since its launch. Now there are more channels and more packages to chose from, with prices to match, and more is being added all the time. Everything you need to know is right here.
Deals

Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for February 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for December 2018.
Emerging Tech

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

No, this isn't a picture of a missing person. It's a face generated by a new artificial intelligence on the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Here's how the impressive A.I. works.
Deals

The best Presidents’ Day sales 2019: Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more

Presidents' Day sales are a great chance to score electronics, clothing, home and office stuff, and other goodies at a discount. We’ve smoked out a large handful of the best of these Presidents' Day deals, from tech to bedding, to help…
Computing

In the age of Alexa and Siri, Cortana’s halo has grown dim

In a sea of voice assistants, Cortana has become almost irrelevant. The nearly five-year-old voice assistant is seeing little love from consumers, and here’s why it is dead.
Deals

Keep your MacBook safe and dry with an Under Armour backpack for under $50

Under Armour is having a huge sale this weekend to help you on your quest for a better backpack. The UA Outlet Exclusive sale is going on now through Monday, February 18th, offering great discounts on stormproof backpacks.
Deals

Walmart Presidents’ Day sale: Instant Pot, Google Home, and 4K TV deals

Presidents' Day weekend is one of the best times of the year to find deep discounts on 4K TVs, laptops, Instant Pots, clothes, mattresses, and furniture. And Walmart is offering deals on all of those things and more.
Computing

The HoloLens 2 will be announced at MWC. Here's what we know about it so far

The HoloLens 2 is ripe for an announcement. Here's what Microsoft has revealed so far, what's likely in store for the next generation HoloLens, and everything that we know about this mixed reality headset.
Computing

Don't know what to do with all your old DVDs? Here's how to convert them to MP4

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.
Computing

Wi-Fi helps connect all of our devices at high-speed, but what exactly is it?

What is Wi-Fi? It's a technology we all use everyday to connect all of our portable devices, but understanding how it works and how far it's come from its humble beginnings is another thing entirely.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Grow veggies indoors and shower more efficiently

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Web

Are you one of the billions who have watched these super-popular YouTube videos?

Viral videos can quickly garner millions upon millions of views, but even they fall well behind the view counts on the most watched YouTube videos ever. Those have been watched billions of times.