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


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Eee Pad Transformer
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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9 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

downloading. . thanks asus.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Are you in Taiwan?

4. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

3. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

5. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

6. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 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...

7. Alp1111

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

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

8. calchi

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 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

9. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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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