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[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update
The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater.
The rather small, 84.1 MB update contains the following refinements:
- Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
- Improved camera performance
- NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
- Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
- ShadowPlay performance optimizations
- Localization improvements
- Audio optimizations
- Misc. stability improvements
As you can see, Nvidia focused mostly of optimizing and stabilizing the Android 4.4.2 Android build used in the tablet. Key among this update’s refinements is the new PRISM feature toggle. If you ever wondered what the technology is, we are here to give you the answer. PRISM is a feature that changes screen brightness and contrast dynamically to improve the readability of displayed content. It also manages the power usage of the device. As reported by some members, PRISM might cause the screen flicker, so it’s up to you to decide whether you want to keep it enabled on your Shield Tablet or not.
Other noticeable changes that were brought with this update are tweaks to ShadowPlay, which was quite problematic in the past, as well as improvements to audio, WiFi, and the Camera. All issues spotted so far have been addressed with proper fixes.
The OTA should be on its way to your device as we speak, but if you can’t wait to get it, XDA Forum Member gqkevyn managed to capture the link and shared it for your sideloading pleasure. If you are the owner of the Nvidia Shield Tablet, flash the OTA and share your reflections in the comment section below.
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