"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


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Transformer Prime
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC

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12 Comments

1. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Awesome, waiting for the update :-)

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

DOWNLOADING!!! so excited.

11. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

12. casbah70

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 21, 2011

I'm not seeing the face unlock either.

2. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Awesome waiting to buy one! With QC A15

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Waiting for Tegra 4?

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Guess you are getting a Krait LTE version then.

4. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Or the exynos!

5. rizzell

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 31, 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.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

7. dgray77

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

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

10. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

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

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