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First-generation ASUS Padfone gets update to Android 4.1.1

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First-generation ASUS Padfone gets update to Android 4.1.1
The first-gen model of the ASUS Padfone is not nearly the stud that the ASUS Padfone 2 is, but that doesn't mean that the device should be skipped over when it comes to time to update it. As a result, Android 4.1.1 has been sent out for the device. The update brings the usual Jelly Bean improvements like Project Butter, which makes the phone run smoothly, and Google Now which makes sure that information you need is being sent out when you need it. Additionally, actionable notifications allow you to make a call, send or receive email or text messages directly from the notifications page. You can also view photos and videos as well.

The ASUS Padfone is getting updated to Android 4.1.1

The ASUS Padfone is getting updated to Android 4.1.1

ASUS also threw some of its own stuff into the update. For example, the dictionary is improved as is the camera preview function. The Scrapbook function has been enhanced while a problem with the volume key has been repaired. And also improved is the File Manager application. Lastly, NTFS and EX FAT format SD cards are now supported.

There are two different versions of the update, Worldwide (WW_V10.2.1.9) and Chinese (V10.2.1.9CHT). You probably should be able to tell which version you require. The former comes in at 579MB while the latter is a slightly larger 622MB. Both updates can be grabbed at the sourcelink.

source: ASUS via AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Mar 2013, 13:56

1. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

When it comes to Software updates asus seems to be the one who is always first

posted on 23 Mar 2013, 21:30

2. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

This might be the reason to get one to my wife... (thought I always wanted for me)... it has the bands necessary for her carrier, not mine... And this with full combo (tablet-keyboard) might replace her needs for a notebook...

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 04:46

3. auroravee (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)

I am experiencing problems with my Padfone after the update i.e
1) Google Play Store and Google+ stops working all together,
2) after a week, my Padfone now cannot access my WEP-secured home wi-fi despite my resetting the connection (all my other devices can access it ok). Nor can it access any wi-fi connections that I previously had no problems with
3) prior to my being shut off from wi-fi, there were times when YouTube will stop for no reason at all.

I have written to Asus Tech Support but have yet to receive any help.
Am I the only one with these problems? Do I need to factory reset my Padfone as suggested by some Android forums?

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