Yesterday, we told you that Nvidia has finally started the roll out of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the original Shield tablet. Today we have sad news for the Shield Tablet owners, as the company that made a name out of building graphic cards just announced they are pulling the update.
The owners of the 2014 Shield Tablet had every reason to be happy about the Android 6.0 roll out, as the new update came with all the Marshmallow-related goodies. It enhanced the interface with Material Design, it brought Doze Mode for better standby times, granular app permissions for improved security and privacy, customizable quick settings tiles, Google Now On Tap, the ability to use SD cards as default storage, and other improvements. However, it appears that "Upgrade 4.0" also cam with some major WiFi issues and it had to be rolled back.
Nvidia admits about the faulty software on their forums and a custom care representative even instructs the Shield Tablet owners who updated their devices on how to try to get rid of the issues with losing WiFi signal. If you are among the unfortunate owners who are experiencing WiFi issues you can try too reboot the tablet 2 - 3 times or power cycle your tablet 3 - 4 times. He even recommends leaving your tablet powered off for a few hours or, in the last instance, reset to factory settings. Unfortunately, there's no word on when Nvidia plan to resume the Upgrade 4.0 roll out.
Fortunately, the faulty WiFi in Marshmallow is not affecting the owners of Nvidia's latest tablet, the Shield Tablet K1. I remind you that the Android 6.0 update for Shield Tablet K1 was released in December last year.
Have you updated your Shield Tablet to Marshmallow? Are you encountering the same issues as the customers complaining on Nvidia's forums? Please let your fellow Shield Tablet owners know in the comments section below.