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Hold on to your hats ICS rollout to Eee Pad Transformer begins

Many consumers who picked up the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer have been quite happy with their purchase, and some of our readers have commented on how great the device is. Now today we have some good news for you as the Android ICS rollout for the Transformer begins via an over the air update.

Owners of the device have been pretty patient for the long promised software update after a few delays. Owners of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime were treated to the new operating system a while back even though there were a few teething problems. Owners reported that the update wouldn’t recognize their devices serial number and wouldn’t download.

The problems didn’t end there as after updating to Android Ice Cream Sandwich some users experienced a strange issue that saw the device suddenly rebooting without warning. Luckily this was quickly fixed by Asus with a firmware update, and the company has now taken to its Facebook page to reveal the start of the Android ICS rollout.

It has started arriving to owners of the device in Taiwan ahead of the software rolling out to other regions in due time. The company stated that it “prides itself on delivering the best products to end-users”. It added that this means it will continue to improve the experience of its products with regular firmware upgrades.

They announced the availability of the update for TF01 firmware v. for users in Taiwan, and although didn’t give an exact date for other regions, did say it would be soon. Asus also revealed they will be revealing “several” new products at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Spain, but promised continued support for current products throughout their life cycle.

This comes shortly after the company released the unlocked bootloader for the Transformer Prime, which is now available from its support website. It has to be remembered though installing this will invalidate your warranty. Below is a video of the Transformer Prime running Android 4.0.Update: It seems US owners of the device can expect the update today.

Are you happy with your Eee Pad Transformer?

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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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