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Asus reveal time frame for Eee Pad Transformer ICS update

The latest Asus Transformer Prime tablet PC has been in the news a lot recently, which was mainly when the device started to receive the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Some users once upgrading their device found that it would suddenly reboot without warning. Today though we have news of the original Eee Pad Transformer, as Asus reveal the time frame for the ICS update for the older device.

A user of the device took to Facebook to ask how long it takes for Google to approve the version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the device. According to a report over at Electronista Asus replied that the Eee Pad Transformer will receive the new software in the middle of February.

This is not the first time a February date has been mentioned though, as earlier this month we told you that Asus had originally said it would be coming in January. The company then withdrew this date but an insider from the company then said the month of February will be when the update will be arriving.

The latest word from Asus didn’t go in to details about the rollout of the software, but the Wi-Fi only releases should allow users to upgrade in a matter of days now. The new operating system will bring the updated interface with improved speed, but it’s not thought to be as a major change seen with the phones.

Owners of the Transformer Prime saw the update released last week even though the device was released quite a while after the original device. They will see an even faster operating system thanks to the units Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Do you own the Eee Pad Transformer? What do you think of it?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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Got my Transformer TF101 at the end of April 2011 when it came out… Still loving it and using it every day with or without the docking station (depending on the need). I am not a gamer so I don’t see any advantage in trading for the Prime. Oh, and I strongly recommend using the FREE Splashtop app, works perfectly and very useful if you want to play so of your PC games directly on your Tablet.


I got the new tablet about 5 days ago now and love it. However have issues with the Wi-Fi cutting in and out regularly. Does anyone have the same issue? Any ideas?


Im actually reading this article on my Asus Transformer. This is the only tablet that I have ever owned and I got it for Christmas last year. I absolutely LOVE this thing. I am not an apple fan AT ALL so Iwasnot about to go and get a bloated IPad and I don’t need the newest and greatest tech and for me this tablet is perfect! I will be getting the optional keyboard doc as soon as I have the money as well and that will let me get rid of scarring around my 17“ laptop around with me everywhere.… Read more »

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