If you have been following CES 2012 news closely you will be aware that Asus has already rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich for the recently released Transformer Prime, well now we finally have an idea as to when ICS will hit the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
Apparently Asus recently suggested that the original Transformer (TF101 model) would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in a matter of days, however this statement was then retracted. The guys over at AndroidPolice were getting a little frustrated with all the rumors and false announcements so reached out to one of their contacts at Asus U.S. – apparently the update will now arrive in early February, this isn’t great news, but it at least ensures that you won’t keep checking for updates for the remainder of January.
Obviously it is always an annoyance when there is such mystery surrounding an update like this, but at least we know Asus continues to support a 10-month old device which was first revealed at CES 2011, hopefully this will mean that the Transformer Prime will also see such support and perhaps get a taster of Android 5.0 when it arrives – we will have to wait and see.
When the update does go live it is said to hit North America and Taiwan first. You should receive a notification telling you that an update is available, however you can manually trigger the update by going into Settings, About Tablet and then Check for Updates – you may want to back up important data beforehand just-in-case.
The update to Android ICS should vastly improve the Eee Pad Transformer’s performance, features and user experience – you can see an overview of what to expect from ICS via this link it has to be said that this is one of, if not the most substantial Android updates to date, let’s just hope it runs nicely on what’s now considered ‘old’ hardware.
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