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Asus Eee Pad Transformer's Android 4.0 update now rolling out to users

Asus Eee Pad Transformer's Android 4.0 update now rolling out to users
Asus confirmed Wednesday that it has started rolling out Android 4.0 for its Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The update was long in coming for the tablet that was the predecessor of the popular quad-core powered Asus Transformer Prime. As recently as Tuesday, Asus announced it was holding off from rolling out the Android 4.0 update although it would be done in the February/March period.

After the Asus Transformer Prime received its update to Ice Cream Sandwich in January, Asus said that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer would receive the Android 4.0 update by the end of last month. That was moved to the beginning and then the middle of this month. And despite a number of new products that Asus plans on revealing during next week's MWC in Barcelona, the company says it will always support its older devices.

So why was there such a delay in getting Ice Cream Sandwich running on the older tablet? One theory is that since the Asus Transformer Prime shipped with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 under the hood, performance optimizations for the Tegra 3 might have made it easier to update the OS on the tablet when compared with the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 that powers the older Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

source: Asus

Asus confirms ICS for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Asus confirms ICS for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer


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posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:28 1

1. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


downloading. . thanks asus.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 11:30 1

2. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Are you in Taiwan?

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:24

4. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


It's 4.0.3. The notification area suddenly became functional, which I like. ICS is so snappy. BTW, I'm not in Taiwan.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:23 1

3. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Nerdgasm!!!!! @redmd: how does it seem? In eu nothing yet :'(

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:36

5. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I think you will like it very much. It makes me wanna buy the galaxy nexus.

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 12:54

6. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


What about some ics ready apps that were available only for phones? Can you install them now? Anyway I guess we should wait for developers to update them...

posted on 23 Feb 2012, 13:22

7. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


It is coming to asus eee pad slider. Look at asus's global site

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 12:41

8. calchi (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


received notification on my tablet at 10:15 am pacific time,after powering tablet back on. downloaded and running on android 4.0.3

posted on 24 Feb 2012, 22:36

9. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I got it just now. Looks pretty good so far. Fixes some issues I had with the keyboard dock. Much snappier.

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