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Earlier this month Nvidia released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for its Shield Tablet. However, due to WiFi bugs in the OTA, the manufacturer has to halt the update. Today the update links are live again and users have reported receiving it over the air. Here’s what Nvidia quotes: “We received reports of some users experiencing Wi-Fi functionality issues after applying Software Updates v1.1 (SHIELD tablet K1) and v4.0 (original SHIELD tablet). To avoid any potential issues, we suspended the OTA pending further testing. At this time, we’re confident we have corrected the problem and are releasing a new Software Update. ”

The OTA comes with version 4.0 and brings the latest Android version with it. You can wait for the update to hit your device or get it from the download section below. It incorporates all new Marshmallow features like Apps permission, now on tap, and more. Take a look at the full changelog from below. Members at XDA Developers forum have managed to capture the OTA. This software upgrade 4.0 comes with many new features.

DOWNLOAD SHIELD TABLET SOFTWARE UPGRADE 4.0

Here are the latest OTA URL for the 2014 Shield Tablet NVIDIA 4.0 Android 6.0 re-release from today:

US WiFi: productionBL-droid-signed-wx_na_wf-full_ota-41524_664.1902.20160211040949.zip
LTE RoW: productionBL-droid-signed-wx_un_do-full_ota-41524_664.1902.20160211085325.zip

See recommended Method 2 there: How to install OTA update manually using ADB Sideload or Fastboot

What’s New?

NVIDIA SHIELD Camera
New UI inspired by Material Design, improved burst photo functionality
Adds new real-time HD Image Effects

Now on Tap
Quickly find information related to what you are seeing on the screen, also from inside an app

New Adoptable Storage
MicroSD cards can be integrated with main internal storage, auto managed by system

User Interface Upgrades
Personalize Home & Lock screens with different wallpapers, new NVIDIA wallpapers
Personalize Quick Settings menu, add/remove, rearrange toggles
Google Now voice commands can be launched from lock screen

Improved App Permissions
Permissions are now managed centrally

Power Consumption
App Standby power improvements
New App Optimization feature
Improved BT Low Energy scanning power efficiency

System wide improvements including
Monitor Memory Usage with detailed usage of each app
Improvements to WiFi Connectivity
Optimized preloaded apps
Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level January 2016

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Source: NVIDIA ForumNVIDIA, XDA

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