NVIDIA Shield Gets A New Software Update, Brings Apps To SD And More

NVIDIA Shield, the company's first ever portable Android game console based on their not-so-successful Tegra 4 SoC, has received a new update. Simply dubbed 'Update 59', owners of the Shield system can head over to Settings->About->System updates to upgrade to the newest software.

The update itself isn't as bland as its name. Not only do you get a useful feature, Apps to SD, but NVIDIA has improved PC streaming, gamepad detection, Miracast streaming and more in the console. Also, this update brings support for Tegra developer tools on the console as well.

Here's the official changelog:

  • Release date: 8/29/13
    Software Update 59
    This update contains important enhancements and bug fixes, including:

    • Ability to move select app and game program (APK) files from SHIELD internal storage to the microSD card. Learn more at http://shield.nvidia.com/faq
    • Improved Miracast streaming with Actiontec ScreenBeam Pro (requires ScreenBeam firmware release or higher).
      • ScreenBeam owners can download the latest Actiontec ScreenBeam firmware and learn how to update the firmware .
    • Improved PC streaming stability, gamepad detection, and Wi-Fi performance
    • Support for Tegra developer tools: CPU sampling profiler (Tegra Profiler) and GPU analysis (PerfHUD ES).