Asus Transformer Prime might ship with Ice Cream Sandwich after all
That the yet-unannounced Asus Transformer Prime is to be powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 chip is not a secret. After all, that set of internal shots that the FCC provided revealed that it was no other than NVIDIA's Kal-El ticking inside the device. What is not that certain, however, is whether Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich will be the Android version of choice that will come pre-loaded onto the tablet at its launch.
According to Asus Germany, the Transformer Prime is to ship with Honeycomb with an update to ICS scheduled for later on, but the guys at DigiTimes are suggesting otherwise. Intelligence provided by “sources from upstream supply chain” indicates that Android 4.0 will indeed come out of the box, and Google is currently assisting Asus in making that possible. Interestingly, the sources also mention that the tablet's release has been “postponed” to a date in December, which is somewhat dubious of a statement since an official release date for the Transformer Prime has never been announced in the first place.
Of course, as the case is with every bit of news coming from DigiTimes, the rumor above should be taken with a pinch of salt until a trustworthy statement comes along. We are expecting to know more on the matter pretty soon as the Asus Transformer Prime release date is likely to be unveiled by the company at an official event tomorrow, November 9.