Developer gives a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Developer gives a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer
We recently showed you a video of Ice Cream Sandwich being used on the Asus Transformer Prime. With the tablet powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 processor, you might have hoped that the Transformer Prime would be launched with Ice Cream Sandwich aboard, but that is not the case. Honeycomb will be driving the Asus Transformer Prime when it is released, but the tablet will be getting an update to Android 4.0, hopefully in a timely fashion.

What about the Asus Eee Pad Transformer? Is there hope for some sugary software desert for users of this tablet, in the form of an Ice Cream Sandwich update? It is quite possible although the Transformer Prime will garner more resources from Asus than its older tablet. While the manufacturer might play favorites and give most of its attention to the newborn, the development community is never one to follow the rules and instead has been hard at work to port Android 4.0 over to the Transformer.

How successful has the effort been? You can actually judge for yourself by viewing the video below. One developer has Android 4.0 running an Asus Eee Pad Transformer, although there is no sound and the OS is slow and buggy. But it is a start. This is the beauty of having third party developers, hard at work to deliver software solutions to devices quicker than you might expect from the manufacturer.

source: Phandroid

Related phones

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
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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3 Comments

1. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

a+! any ASUS product interests me and i love everything ive seen so far from ICS. :D as a tablet the transformer/transformer prime sound amazing! but ive still got to ask myself, what would i use a tablet for...

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

No, I think it would be unfair for the slider and original Transformer not to get updated. They are both great devices with capable hardware.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i would be surprised if this and the Tab 10.1 didnt get it. those 2 alone make up the bulk of the android tablet sales. for the rest of the honeycomb tablets we should probably flip a coin or ask a magic 8 ball the answer to the ICS question.. :)

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