Transformer Prime upgrade, Ice Cream Sandwich update live

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The Transformer Prime has barely been out on the market for US consumers, but we can tell you straight from CES 2012 that ASUS are already planning to release an upgraded version of their Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, one which ships with slightly tweaked hardware compared to the previous version.

If you are yet to pick up a Transformer Prime but have been keeping a close eye on the device since it launched in the US, you’ll probably be aware that consumers were running into a few difficulties involving WiFi and GPS connections.

ASUS has now announced at CES that a new version of the Transformer Prime will be available, fixing these specific areas but also upgrading other aspects of the device as well. For example, ASUS has added a higher resolution to the 10.1 display screen, which will now be able to boast a 1920 x 1200 resolution output. The front-facing camera has also been upgraded from a 1.2mp sensor to a 2 megapixel sensor which should please those who use video conferencing often.

If that wasn’t good enough for you, ASUS has also announced much to the delight of consumers, that the promised upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is now available to download! According to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, the update is rolling out as we speak, so head to your settings if you haven’t received an OTA notification and see if an update is available. The download was originally scheduled to go live on January 12th, so to get it two days later is a lovely surprise and a gesture that Transformer Prime owners will appreciate we’re sure.

Firstly, does the new upgraded Transformer Prime tempt you into a purchase? It is great to see that ASUS has put the effort in to upgrade the resolution to a stunning 1920×1200. For those of you that already have the Prime, are you now running Ice Cream Sandwich?

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