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"Awesome" update features for Asus Transformer Prime outed; update due March 29th

Yesterday we told you that Asus was spreading the word that the next update for the Asus Transformer Prime would include 'awesome' features. Today, Asus' Italian Facebook page let us know what the manufacturer considers to be awesome. That list includes Face Unlock, which is standard on Android 4.0. There will also be a lock screen notification control. Asus didn't say exactly what that is, but it could have something to do with the ability to access the notification screen when the device is locked, which is something that cannot be done right now.

Other updates include the new UI and greater content for Asus Vibe which is changing from 1.0 to 2.0, the change in the Android Market, Google Books and Google Music to their proper Google Play counterparts, and an update to the camera that will allow a future firmware update to imrove the ol' shooter. After the update, you will be able to hook up your tablet to your television via the HDMI port and view it in landscape or portrait. Finally, you gain the ability to support USB LAN connections by using a USB-to-Ethernet UX cable.

You might not have that long to wait for the update as it is expected to roll out in some regions on Friday.

source: Asus (translated) via Phandroid

The Asus Transformer Prime

The Asus Transformer Prime


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posted on 28 Mar 2012, 18:34 2

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Awesome, waiting for the update :-)

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 06:46

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


DOWNLOADING!!! so excited.

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:12

11. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


wait, nothing happened lol. there's play music, vibe free music, but no face unlock... and stuff

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:47

12. casbah70 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)


I'm not seeing the face unlock either.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 18:43

2. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Awesome waiting to buy one! With QC A15

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 18:59

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Waiting for Tegra 4?

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 22:44

8. sprockkets (Posts: 1155; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Guess you are getting a Krait LTE version then.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 19:20

4. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Or the exynos!

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 20:33 2

5. rizzell (Posts: 9; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Is this tablet still availble. Its nowhere to be found and no one seems to be getting anymore in stock. Even Staples says clearance item.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 21:46 1

6. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I noticed that too about Staples! Maybe the Infinity is coming :)

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 22:44

7. dgray77 (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Want one. But thinking on waiting for the Infinity. Wish we knew when it'll bne released...

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:01

10. TrainFromUkraine (Posts: 63; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Has Asus fixed GPS and Wi-Fi issues on TP or are they both still weak?

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