To be fair, NVIDIA has been very vigilant about the user experience on its premium SHIELD devices – the SHIELD Tablet and the SHIELD Portable. This is why the devices, especially the portable, have been diligently updated with bug fixes – and this new update is no different. This hefty new update is set to fix the auto-rotate glitch that has been bugging users every so often.
The new update for the NVIDIA Shield Portable is a heavy download at almost 481MB, but it fixes a number of issues with the gadget. Primarily, there were complaints of a bad issue that caused the screen to not auto-rotate with the gyro sensor – the update fixes that. The update also improves GameStream quality, and there is also a fix for a bug that made the Twitch icon disappear for short periods of time.
You might remember – if you own said device – that the gadget was updated recently in early August for GameStream bugs, Ethernet issues, and the addition of wireless controller support. The new update should be available already as of today, and it will just be one single download – a heavy one in terms of update size, but small enough to not be cut into update rollout stages.
Full change log:
- Fixes intermittent streaming issues for some users in GameStream
- Fixes a bug on the home screen that occasionally replaces the Twitch icon with an Android icon that does not work
- Fixes auto-rotate screen feature; enable option from Settings → Display → (select) Auto-rotate screen
- Fixes auto turning issue on select racing games that may require gyro-sensor support
To get the update, just power up your device and there should a notification for you. Have you been enjoying your SHIELD Portable so far? Do you have any outstanding issues with the device? What the best game you play on it? Give us some love in the comments section.