Many Android gamers preferred to buy Android tablets such as Nvidia’s Shield Tablet and Shield Tablet K1. The gaming tablets were released back in 2014 and now they run the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Unfortunately, it appears that the Shield tablets will not be receiving Android Oreo 8.0.
No Android Oreo for Nvidia gaming tablets
The American technology company has always been very fast in updating its operating systems for its tablets. So far both the Shield Tablet (2014) and the Shield Tablet K1 (2015) have past their update promised and it seems that they will not be receiving Android 8.0 Oreo.
Manuel Guzman from Nvidia announced via Twitter that it is most likely the tablets will not receive Google’s newest OS, but Shield Tablet K1 will receive soon enough an update on top of Nougat.
Shield Tablets by Nvidia
The Shield Tablets are the second portable gaming device using Android and a difference between them and Shield Portable is the fact that the controller is not always connected to the screen.
Back in 2015 the Shield Tablet was improved and received the name Shield Tablet K1with a selling price of 200$.
In 2016 the Shield Tablet did not received any improvement and rumor has it that was due to the fact that they are very similar to Nintendo Switch in terms of technology. Then, this year the tablet was no longer for sale online.
The gaming tablet had 2 GB DDR3L and 16/32 GB flash memory (200GB microSDXC card reader), Optimal Shield controllers, Front and back cameras and it used the Tegra K1 system-on chip (4 x Cortex-A15 R3 2.2 GHx).
In terms of connectivity the tablet had Micro USB, headphone jack, Mini HDMI 1.4a, Micro-SD card slot and a slot for Nvidia’s GPU Direct Stylus 2.