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ASUS confirms: Jelly bean coming to Transformer Pad, Prime, and Pad Infinity

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ASUS confirms: Jelly bean coming to Transformer Pad, Prime, and Pad Infinity

We told you earlier this week that ASUS Germany had hinted that a Jellybean update was “currently planned” for The Eee Pad Slider and the Eee Pad Transformer. Now ASUS has confirmed to Droid-Life that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolling out to the Transformer Pad, the Transformer Prime, and the Transformer Pad Infinity in “the coming months”.

The text of the letter reads:

Dear valued ASUS customer,

At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a relentless drive to deliver the best user experience. We constantly strive to achieve this goal through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy that includes regular software and firmware updates for our products.

We are pleased to announce that many of our tablet products are scheduled to receive an update to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive Android 4.1 updates in the coming months. We will provide further guidance on our expected timeframes for these updates near their release.

We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.

Thank you for your continued support.


Given that the letter promises an updated timeline once the OTA’s get closer to their release date, we suspect that like most OEMs ASUS is still trying to figure out how quickly they can port Jelly Bean to their ICS-based devices. It appears that the process should be much faster than the update cycle from Gingerbread to ICS, but that’s not really saying much.

At those of you who bought ASUS’s recent tablet models know that your purchase is future-proofed for a while yet.

source: ASUS via Droid-Life

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posted on 20 Jul 2012, 14:13 1

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Alright, good. I ordered the Pad Infinity + Dock this morning and I can't wait for Jelly Bean!

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 14:48

2. nwright94 (unregistered)

This includes the transformer pad 300 right?

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 15:03 2

3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

It includes all of them.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 15:11 1

5. nwright94 (unregistered)

Okay awesome. It's a beast on Ice cream sandwich, I can't wait for jelly bean.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 15:09 1

4. MartyK (Posts: 935; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Asus is the Second best company in the world the first is Google.. :)

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 15:55

6. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

f**k yes! this made my day.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 17:42

7. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

How about the PadFone? Where is the love?, among the newest of the bunch

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 22:08

8. md227a (Posts: 169; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

My Transformer pad is awesome with 4.0.3 I can't wait to see 4.1 updated. I really don't plan on rooting the tablet like I did to my phones

posted on 15 Feb 2013, 02:17

9. vanessaelizebeth (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

Asus is the second best company in the world,the frist is google.

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