NVIDIA Will Not Upgrade Its Shield Tablets to Android 8.0

NVIDIA Will Not Upgrade Its Shield Tablets to Android 8.0
NVIDIA Will Not Upgrade Its Shield Tablets to Android 8.0
NVIDIA Will Not Upgrade Its Shield Tablets to Android 8.0

NVIDIA is one of the companies that opted for the tablet format in its beginnings. These models that are focused – of course – on games have always been models highly demanded by users. However, their prices are not the most popular, and for less active users in the gaming sector, other alternatives are much cheaper.

However, the longevity of these devices is also associated with the updates they receive. And apparently, both the Shield tablet (a model released in 2014) and the K1 (the most recent model dated already in 2015), will not see any update to the latest version of the Android platform, better known as Android 8.0 Oreo.

This has been confirmed by NVIDIA software chief Manuel Guzman, who corroborated the information through his Twitter account. Now, lime and sand, both models will soon receive a software update. But they should be content to accept Android 7.0 Nougat, perhaps the most famous numbering these days. He also commented on his Twitter account that support for both models will not end and that they intend to continue sending security patches for as long as possible.

On the other hand, it is not that the company does not bet on the latest version of Google’s mobile platform. We have recent moves in that regard since in August the company did point out that Shield TV will receive its necessary update. We assume that sales and attractiveness for this type of equipment are higher than that of tablets lately. And the 4K content that is so fashionable is one of the attractions of this NVIDIA team. NVIDIA is also likely to be more focused on launching NVIDIA GeForce Now, its streaming video game platform.

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