Shield Tablet K1 update 1.2 adds Vulkan and Android 6.0.1 features

Nvidia released firmware version 1.2 for the Shield Tablet K1 today. The two highlights of this release are support for the Vulkan API and a number of Android 6.0.1 changes. Those Android changes include repostioned landscape mode navigation buttons, updated emojis, a quick-launch camera feature that's invoked with a double-press of the home button, and a do-not-disturb-until-next-alarm mode.

Android security patches through March 1, 2016 are also included in this firmware update. Other minor-but-notable improvements include support for Android 6.0's Doze mode and enhanced memory compression. The full list of fixes and improvements is available on Nvidia's forums in this feedback thread. A follow-up release for this updated firmware is claimed to be in the works for older Shield Tablets, too. Nvidia says it'll arrive in a few weeks.

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