Android 7.0 Nougat for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet now available

Android 7.0 Nougat update for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is now available for users. SHIELD Experience 5.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat update) brings multi-window support and quick switch between apps by double tapping the Overview button.

Android 7.0 Nougat for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet also includes better notification management, better battery standby through doze, bundled notifications and quick reply, Unicode 9 emojis, customizable Quick Settings tiles, and plenty of improvements under the hood like a new JIT compiler for a faster app and system updates, and more.

SHIELD Experience 5.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat update) features:

SHIELD Controller (2017) Support

  • Updates to SHIELD controller support.

New Multitasking Features

  • Split-screen: Run two apps side by side* in Portrait or Landscape modes.
  • Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to quickly switch back to the last opened app.

Improved Notifications

  • Multiple notifications from the same app are now bundled for a streamlined experience.
  • Reply to messages directly from within the notification.
  • Tap and hold on a notification to quickly silence or block notifications from the app.

Improved Power Consumption

  • Doze on the Go: Doze is now smarter & kicks in even when the device is being carried around.


  • Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis.

Usability Improvements

  • Display & Font size can now separately adjustable to improve readability or screenspace.
  • Quick Settings can now be customized directly from the menu by tapping “Edit”
  • The top Quick Setting tiles can now be accessed with a downward swipe from the lock screen.
  • Settings now includes a Navigation Menu & Suggestions to improve usability.
  • The “Clear all” option in Overview have been relocated to the top right.

System wide improvements including

  • New Data Saver: when enabled, limits access to Cellular data for background apps.
  • New JIT compiler: improves the speed of App & System updates.
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level December 1, 2016.

SHIELD Rewards Program

  • Introducing SHIELD Rewards, the exclusive loyalty program for SHIELD owners.

Both the NVIDIA Tablet K1 and the original Tablet will receive the update. The update will gradually roll out to all users.

Check out what’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat update