Today is apparently Nvidia update day. On top of a new set of Game Ready drivers, the company issued a software update for the Shield Portable handheld gaming device. The new software rolls up Android security updates for version 5.1 Lollipop, fixes a bug with the brightness setting for the LED logo on the device's home button, stabilizes the device's volume during video playback, prevents a hardware freeze when its lid is closed and reopened, and solves an issue where the device would improperly display an "Optimizing apps" notification during use. Nvidia says this is an optional update, but the fact that it contains security fixes means we'd go out of our way to install it.
This update comes as something of a surprise, considering that the Shield Portable first hit shelves in mid-2013 and last received a major update about a year ago. That update brought Android 5.1 to the platform, along with a couple other tweaks, but life has been quiet for Shield Portable owners since. Still, Nvidia has an excellent track record of updating the Android software running on its devices, and keeping the Shield Portable current roughly three years into its life is impressive commitment from any company that isn't Apple.
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