Asus confirms Transformer Prime reboot bug

By Gary Johnson - Feb 9, 2012

For those of us who don’t want to join the iPad party the Asus Transformer Prime is often at the top of some consumers wish lists. There have been some issues with the Nvidia Tegra 3 powered device though since it was released, and Asus finally confirms the Transformer Prime reboot bug.

At the beginning of last month issues with the Transformer Prime came to light with regards to the device’s GPS feature. But it was when the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update was rolled out to the device that the real problems began. Firstly owners reported problems trying to even download the new operating system.

Users complained that the software wouldn’t recognize their Transformer Prime serial number so wouldn’t complete the download. But when users managed to upgrade the software they were left with a strange problem with the device suddenly rebooting itself unexpectedly. Now Asus has acknowledged the problem and according to the Inquirer the company is pushing out an update that it hopes will fix the issue.

The device has also experienced low stock with some retailers as consumers clamber to get hold of the tablet PC. Not all users have had issues with the reboot issue though, and Asus have also revealed that the original Transformer will be getting Android 4.0 later this month.

Asus have also announced via its Facebook page that more stock of the Transformer Prime should be hitting retailers pretty soon. This comes after online retailer Clove removed the device from their virtual shelves in response to the reported problems. Asus meanwhile have repeatedly denied there are any hardware problems with the Transformer Prime.

Besides the early software issues the Prime has been well received so far, and is arguably the best tablet PC currently on offer on the Android platform. The fact it comes powered by the quad core Tegra 3 processor allows for a slick performance. Some have said though the screen isn’t quite as good to what is found on the current iPad. Below we have a video review of the device as well as one highlighting the reboot issue.

Do you have the Transformer Prime? What do you think of it?

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