Nvidia has announced the release of Software Upgrade 5.0 / Shield Experience 5.0 for Nvidia SHIELD Tablet K1 with Android 7.0 Nougat, SHIELD Rewards, compatibility with SHIELD  Controller, Split-Screen mode (Nougat base feature), double tap option to return to last opened app, as well as notification improvements.
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Read more at Droid-Life: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1 Receiving Nougat Upgrade
Full list of features that Nougat brings to the Shield Tablet, according to Nvidia:
- Updates to Shield controller support.
- Split-screen: Run two apps side by side in Portrait or Landscape modes (if apps support the feature).
- Quick switch: Double tap the Overview button to quickly switch back to the last opened app.
- Multiple notifications from the same app are now bundled for a streamlined experience.
- Reply to messages directly from within the notification (if the app supports the feature).
- Tap and hold on a notification to quickly silence or block notifications from the app.
- Improved power consumption with Doze on the Go: Doze is now smarter & kicks in even when the device is being carried around.
- Includes all-new Unicode 9 emojis.
- 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.
- 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.
Read more at cnet: Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets Android Nougat, becomes an even better deal
Some users won’t be able to download Software Upgrade 5.0 to Shield Tablet immediately. Nvidia said that the update “will be a staggered release over the course of a few days to ensure stability.”
Read more Tom’s Hardware: Nvidia Shield Tablet Update Brings Android Nougat, Other Features