NVIDIA SHIELD isn’t getting Android 10. Though when you’ve got an NVIDIA SHIELD chances are you’ll already know that. You additionally could also be questioning why that’s, and in response to NVIDIA, there’s a reasonably good purpose for it.
Basically, the reward for the person wasn’t pricing the time and effort it could have taken for NVIDIA to develop the up-to-date software program. And from a developer aspect of issues, it makes a complete lot of sense.
A discussion board publishes on the NVIDIA SHIELD boards posted final month, notes that Android 10 isn’t on the way in which as a result of there’s probably not any distinction between Android 9 for the system, and Android 10. NVIDIA states that it determined to skip this software program for the SHIELD as a result of there was actually no effect on end-users. On prime of that, it could have taken lots of effort to implement the replacement for what would have been basically little or no achievement on the person’s half.
While Android 10 isn’t on the way in which, NVIDIA makes an attempt to reassure customers by stating that updates aren’t over. In the discussion board publish, NVIDIA employees be aware that “there’s still a lot of development going into SHIELD.”
But it’s additionally potential that NVIDIA could possibly be planning to develop Android 12 for the SHIELD sooner or later. A bump to Android 12 would additionally present extra of a distinction within the expertise for customers than Android 10 would have.
That doesn’t essentially imply an Android model leap is coming to Android 12 or something like that. All it says is that NVIDIA nonetheless plans to place out updates for the SHIELD. This in all probability implies that it’ll nonetheless get new options. And in fact, customers can anticipate proceeding getting updates that convey alongside fixes and enhancements.