Owners of the Asus Transformer Prime report even worse results with the latest GPS fix

Owners of the Asus Transformer Prime report even worse results with the latest GPS fix
Just last week, there seemed to be hope for Asus Transformer Prime owners affected by the GPS bug plaguing some devices, but as we reported then, the results appeared to be a mixed bag of things.

Certainly by now, the software update that targets the nagging GPS issue on the Transformer Prime has probably made its way to everyone. Initial reports mentioned the update fixing the problem from some owners, but for others, they didn’t see any better or worse outcomes. However, there appears to be a significant amount of people that are now reporting even more troubling problems.

Over at xda-developers, there are several people reporting that the recent software update for the tablet has made things worse! In fact, one member mentions that the GPS signal strength was very weak to begin with, but after installing the update, GPS connectivity has become non-existent – even when placing the tablet literally next to the window for close to half an hour.

Of course, it makes you wonder why Asus decided to push out an update that supposedly fixes the GPS issue – especially when the tablet’s metallic unibody design has been reported to be the root of the problem. Therefore, as much as we’d like to say that a software update will fix it, there’s no kidding that it won’t have any effect when it’s blatantly a hardware issue. Then again, the redesign with TF700 model of the Transformer Prime addresses this concern altogether, but it still make you wonder about things.

via Electronista

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  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC



1. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is the risk you take when releasing technology that's never been used. The first dual core processor phone had issues, so it should be expected that the first quad core processor would NOT be flawless.

2. nacixem

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i though the issue was with the aluminum back plate? im askin as a question not to doubt there might also be a software issue...

3. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Motorola Xoom ice update no problems

4. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I could have gotten the prime for christmas but i went with the original transformer and im so glad! The only thing i regret is that every time i hear something about the ice cream sandwich update it has been pushed farther back

5. JTW218

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Wait, this is not about Autobots and Decepticons? My bad.

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