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Software update for freezing issues post ICS installation is in the pipelines for the Asus Transformer Prime

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Software update for freezing issues post ICS installation is in the pipelines for the Asus Transformer Prime
Oh the humanity! The Asus Transformer Prime might have some hefty titles under its belt, like the fact it’s the sole Ice Cream Sandwich packing tablet on the market right now, but it’s constantly being bombarded by problems that seemingly shake things up for the venerable tablet. Before, we heard about issues relating to Wi-Fi and then GPS, but now it looks as though another problem has been raised after the post ICS software update for the tablet.

Specifically, some owners have reported experiencing random freezing issues after installing the ICS software update. Needless to say, it’s yet another thing added to the long listing of problems seen since its debut, but nonetheless, Asus is adamant on squashing this one as soon as possible. In fact, Asus technical marketing overseer Gary Keys has firmly responded by anticipating a fix becoming available sometime in early February.

Of course, it’s fine and dandy that a fix is in the pipelines for it, but it really hampers the tablet’s reputation in some way. Some people can actually be scared away from making a purchase, especially when issues have been very prominent for this quad-core packing tablet. Then again, others have mentioned positive outcomes with all of the released software update – so there are some good endings with these updates.

If you’ve read our review, you’ll notice that we didn’t experience any sort of freezing issue after installing the update for ICS, and more importantly, its performance is top-notch in almost every category. Sure, we found its GPS signal strength to be weak overall, but at least we were able to still use GPS-enabled apps with very little issues.

source: xda-developers via Electronista

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posted on 27 Jan 2012, 11:31 1

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

really? a graphic featuring arguably the best tablet on the market right now in front of the Hindenburg? lol i just watched the overwhelmingly positive review and check the news and here's this graphic.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:47 1

5. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)

Evidently , NOT the best tablet on the market right now . . .

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 11:37 3

2. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Nothing new here. Every Android update has been unstable - Froyo, GB, HC and now ICS). You have to wait another 4 months for a stable release. Welcome to being a Google beta tester!

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 12:29 3

3. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Yeah, every update has been unstable.


posted on 27 Jan 2012, 13:30 2

4. elliotsilva (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

Nice (flame) journalism.
"long list of problems" right.
First the Wifi problem was before it was even released.
GPS was a small bug that got fixed in the same week.
John V should create his own website called Iphonearena.
Nice for the news report, but you don't need to be a blind fanboy writting it.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 14:08 1

6. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

well if the problems didn't exist john v wouldn't have anything to point out all the problems that android has.and believe me there's alot of them

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 23:51

7. cAtman966 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

My asus tablet worked great until I installed the ICS. Now my 16+ hours battery life might last four hours and that depends on if i can get the thing to even boot up and start when when it is tured on. Also 95% of the time it needs a soft reboot coming out of sleep mode. Any one have ideas other than waiting or trashing it and going with something else?

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