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ASUS Transformer gets Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update, still need Prime?

Some of you may have already pre-ordered the shiny new and definitely awesome-looking ASUS Transformer Prime, but for those of you that haven’t yet, just hold on for a second as the original ASUS Transformer has just ported to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.

Yeah that’s right, ASUS still has a few Transformer owners out there and this confirmation of a port is a classic example of how developers make the effort to show some love for previous devices in a manufacturers catalog, with the Transformer the latest to benefit after our crazy story last week informing you that a user had managed to get Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 running on the very first Android handset, the HTC G1 – just for bragging rights of course.

The ASUS Transformer is certainly no slouch compared to the Prime, as although it obviously doesn’t have a Tegra 3 quad-core processor running the show, it does have some very reasonable specs which definitely wouldn’t look out of place with some of the other tablets in the market today. For example, it has a 1Ghz Tegra 2 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, MicroSD support, a Mini-HDMI port and 2 USB 2.0 ports as well.

A video we have to show you below shows you the very first Ice Cream Sandwich port on the device, and although the build isn’t perfect by any means, it is a great indication that a smoother build will release for the device in the near future. The video quality isn’t the best either, but you can easily make out that this is Ice Cream Sandwich by Google’s all new Android interface, and the obvious fact that menus are taking a considerable amount of the time to load up, compared to Android 3.2 Honeycomb which ships with the ASUS Transformer.

If you own a Transformer and was thinking of picking up the Prime solely for Ice Cream Sandwich, does this change everything for you seeing that Android 4.0 is possible on your device?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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