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LTE NVIDIA Shield Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop


News by Luke Jones on Thursday November 27, 2014.

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When Android 5.0 Lollipop launched back in October, NVIDIA promised that its Shield Tablet would be one of the first to land the latest and greatest from the mobile platform. The chip manufacturer turned hardware company is fulfilling that promise as the company is now rolling out the Lollipop update to the LTE version of its gaming oriented slate.

The LTE version with 32GB is now getting the Android 5.0 patch, just days after NVIDIA said it was coming "soon". As well as the new Android build, NVIDIA has changed the design of the interface to match with Lollipop's Material Design look, while the company has also made more games compatible with its device and added a new version of the Dabbler drawing application.

Considering the Shield Tablet packs a pretty standard version of Android, I expect that the changes to design are not drastic and purists will probably be happy to see Material Design as it should be. NVIDIA is gaining a reputation for pushing out updates quickly and I certainly hope that continues to be the case as Lollipop passes through build version during 2015.

If you have yet to be turned on by the Shield Tablet, the solidly spec'd gaming machine is now available in a Black Friday deal. NVIDIA is selling the LTE version (now rocking Lollipop), with the added game controller, the GRID game streaming service, and he Green Box bundle, which includes Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Portal, all for $399. For reference, that?s the normal price of the Shield on its own.

 
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