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OTA update for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer doesn't leave Android 3.2 with it

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OTA update for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer doesn't leave Android 3.2 with it
Yesterday, we reported that a tweet from ASUS said that Android 3.2 is being tested on the popular tablet and that the update should be out shortly. Unfortunately, it made the owners of the tablet excited when they received an OTA upgrade on Friday. No, the update that is on the device now is not going to give you Android 3.2.

According to those who have downloaded and installed the update, the changes appear to be a new build of Wi-Fi which is now 1.50 from the previous 1.42. The Kernel number has been changed as has the build numberto 8.4.4.11-20110711 from 8.4.4.5-20110527. According to others who have installed the update, there is a new boot logo that  has a "Powered by Nvidia" logo on the bottom. A spinning circle replaces the ASUS color fade and there are two new icons. One is for Tegra games and the other is for Google's video rental service.

If any other ASUS Eee Pad Transformer owner has downloaded the OTA update and has installed it, let us know what new features you find on your tablet by dropping a comment in the box below. While we can't swear to it, we would bet that the next OTA update for the tablet will be for Android 3.2.

source: AndroidCentralForums

The just released OTA update for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer appears to be for just minor maintenance

The just released OTA update for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer appears to be for just minor maintenance








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posted on 16 Jul 2011, 00:55

1. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I think you have it backwards.
The Kernel number has been changed as has the build number from 8.4.4.11-20110711 to 8.4.4.5-20110527.
The dates wouldn't make any sense.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 22:30

12. jblaze421 (unregistered)


No it is now 8.4.4.11. The 20110711 is july 11 2011 and the 20110527 is may 27 2011.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 01:34 1

2. martinchav90 (unregistered)


This seem to fix my speaker problem where left side was louder then the right , also browser seem a bit more fluent and doesn't crash every other min like it use to

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 02:08

3. santosmr (unregistered)


Allowed me to downloadnetflix app from market but still can't watch movies.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 06:06

4. x-ray (unregistered)


Homescreen switching is 99% fluid now, but the keyboard backspace key has been replaced with a DELETE function in some browser windows, where you would have to put the cursor BEFORE the letters you want to delete. Suxx

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 09:16

5. Pray4Mojo (unregistered)


I've updated the OTA today and it has fixed the prior issue with being unable to encrypt the tablet for use with microsoft exchange servers requiring host email data encryption. I contacted Asus about this 3 or 4 weeks ago and was told it would be fixed within a month, so they have been as good as their word from my perspective, very happy.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 17:36

6. johndball.com (unregistered)


This update solved my encryption problem as well. Not sure if it was meant to but it works now.

I put an entry on my blog about this problem being solved. Glad they got it fixed.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 22:53

8. burntbritches (unregistered)


I got the update and it gave me access to Google Videos. FINALLY!

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 09:26

9. Purekillforce (unregistered)


i have a rooted Transformer with stock rom. Will the OTA update work or do i need to unroot?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:42

10. psy (unregistered)


The frame rate for screen transitions and other animations has increased dramatically, much faster.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 23:41

11. Vinny From Brooklyn (unregistered)


This update did NOT, fix my left speaker ptoblem. It is still about 1/2 volume relative to the right speaker.

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 04:04

16. snuckums (unregistered)


I've updated and mine and it hasn't made any difference to my speakers either, having the same problem as you.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 22:33

13. jblaze421 (unregistered)


I just got the ota update and can now use netflix on my transformer!!!

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 04:24

14. Tarek (unregistered)


I still didn't receive an update notification, was the update pushed to all users? If not is there a way to update it, as the asus website doesn't have the latest mentioned update?

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 18:10

15. MRD (unregistered)


Guys,

Did the OTA update, much faster transitions and browsing seems improved.

But still no Netflix in marketplace as some people indicated. Are you getting it somewhere else?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:47

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Are you in US?

posted on 26 Jul 2011, 04:51

17. keyhan (unregistered)


i got the ota update and there are some improverments I noticed as below:

- auto rotation occurs much faster than it used to
- if you have the android keyboard set as your default keyboard, when plugging in the pad into the docking station you geta notification that suggests that asus keyboard should be set as default; but now, an option of "do not show this again" is added to the notification window and by ticking the box you will never see that message again! (Woohoo!!!)
- applications and games like fruit ninja seem to load faster than before
- when connecting the pad to an external speaker, the shuffle would stop after a song is finished and in order to play the next song you should have pressed the power button but now, the shuffle continues without requiring to press the power button and turning the screen on.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 09:56

19. gatorproof (unregistered)


I am new owner. 3 days and on 3rd pad. First one told me I loved it but the glass was pushing in on the left side and seemed that it would maybe leak. However, I had left the tab sitting on the counter and I saw the little Android guy on the screen and from my last tablet knew it was doing an update so I plugged it in and waited for it to finish. It had updated to 3.1. This on was 7/26/2011. I returned the tab to BB and they replaced. I took that one home and it would not set up off my routers. I returned twice that day and they got it to set up off their router but the on off button was freezing and the four tablets they dug out all had soft screens on one side or the other. So last night I brought home my 3rd take home Eee pad and discovered that I needed a reset on my front router. After that set up fine and this one had no squishy glass. However, I have internet off a dish which is very slow and I cant get an update even though it says there is one available. I am headed to Public Library for the high speed access. So just asking do I just go into settings, about this device and system update and tap update icon in upper left corner or am I missing some other place? Thanks to anyone who can help. Cheers.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 10:04

20. gatorproof (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


re_post as registered:
I am new owner. 3 days and on 3rd pad. First one told me I loved it but the glass was pushing in on the left side and seemed that it would maybe leak. However, I had left the tab sitting on the counter and I saw the little Android guy on the screen and from my last tablet knew it was doing an update so I plugged it in and waited for it to finish. It had updated to 3.1. This on was 7/26/2011. I returned the tab to BB and they replaced. I took that one home and it would not set up off my routers. I returned twice that day and they got it to set up off their router but the on off button was freezing and the four tablets they dug out all had soft screens on one side or the other. So last night I brought home my 3rd take home Eee pad and discovered that I needed a reset on my front router. After that set up fine and this one had no squishy glass. However, I have internet off a dish which is very slow and I cant get an update even though it says there is one available. I am headed to Public Library for the high speed access. So just asking do I just go into settings, about this device and system update and tap update icon in upper left corner or am I missing some other place? Thanks to anyone who can help. Cheers.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 10:27

21. gatorproof (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


OK, found it, for anyone else who has the same question. I went to Asus update download site. Downloaded the PDF file explaining how to update firmware. There is a small arrow in the lower right hand bottom of the screen that could be mistaken for a market download. Press it and the firmware update will take over. Of course it is always a good idea to be plugged in when doing an update so you don't run out of juice and brick your tab. But they say if you have half a battery you are probably alright, but why take a chance. Cheers

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