Transformer Prime owners in the US are getting a notification of a new OTA update , ASUS said that this Update should bring improved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance, along with a new kernel version 2.5.39.
There is no Official changelog just yet, but the Update also brings a fix for the random reboot issue that plagued many users after the update to Ice Cream Sandwich last month.
Android ICS 4.0.3 released first on the Galaxy Nexus, All manufactures promise to update their latest phones from Gingerbread to ICS. Now, most major phone manufacturers including Asus, Samsung and Sony have finished the testing and certification and are ready to update device to ICS very soon.
Phone makers have not yet updated their devices to the latest Android despite the fact that the 4.0.x version was released in November of last year. That is nearly a five month gap in which Gingerbread continues to be the dominant Android version on high-end handsets on the platform.
And if the rumors are true, Android 5.0 JB should make fragmentation even worse as the publication expects the new version to arrive as early as May or June. Internally, this is allegedly slowing down phone manufacturers with ICS updates as they try to prepare for 5.0.
Samsung has already pushed an ICS update for its Galaxy S II, and next in line are the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Note. Asus has also updated its original Transformer, and Sony recently announced plans to bump up the Android versions of the Tablet P and Tablet S by end-April.
We reported before the Google Nexus 7 is the Upcoming Google branded tablet that will be made by ASUS, Today, We got some Exclusive Press-shots of the device
If these pictures are Real, the Google Nexus 7 will look pretty decent with this white front (Photo Above) and black-white back (Photo Below), but the presence of an earpiece-slit in the front, suggest its a phone too. The front pack all the sensors you need along with a big front-facing camera or Video calls.
The Nexus 7 Tablet will pack a Quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, Nvidia GeForce ULP GPU, and adds that the device is likely to have a 1GB of RAM, as far as specs are concerned. The Android version that will eventually be loaded on the device is Android 4.1 Jellybean, Stay tuned for More Info!
An ASUS representative at the Computex trade show has confirmed that the first Nexus tablet from Google will be produced by ASUS, and will be unveiled before the end of June. The Google 7-inch tablet will cost around $200 or as low as $149, which indicate they are planning to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire.
Google I/O 2012 event is set for June 27th - 28th, Which will be also the launch event of the Nexus tablet.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime has finally gone on sale in the UK, with the first stock of the dockable Android tablet going to clear what the company describes as "huge demand and pre-orders." The Tegra 3 quadcore slate which we reviewed back in December has since seen an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, which ASUS released ahead of schedule this week, and comes with a removable battery-equipped QWERTY keyboard for extending runtime and easing text entry.
ASUS has just Officially announced that all its Transformer Pad tablet is Now Playstation Certified, That's mean if you have a Transformer Pad or an Infinity Pad you'll be able to run any Playstation Mobile Game.
All new ASUS tablets pack a Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU which mneas you can also access all TegraZone Games from NVIDIA too beside the Sony Playstation mobile Games.
ASUS joins HTC and Wikipad in being one of the few Android manufacturers besides Sony to have access to these games. ASUS tablets is becoming the number one choice for mobile gaming enthusiasts.
Earlier yesterday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang let it slip that the ASUS Transformer Prime will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
We are now hearing reports from everywhere about people getting the ICS update on their Transformer Prime. Those who updated are reporting improvements in the performance along with new features such as folders found in ICS.
Asus is not holding back with its Ultrabook line, but it is also got a high-end ultraportable ready to go for business users as well. This device is known as the B23E and will be available with Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors under the hood, complete with a 12.5-inch 1366 x 768 pixel LED backlit anti-glare display.
It is ultra-simple profile and black hood look the part for your everyday computing action in the office or in the home.
This laptop has up to 750GB of hard drive space, support for up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and will connect along 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and gigabit Ethernet. Of course there is also a single USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and a USB/eSATA combo port. Inside you will find such business oriented gems as LoJack, BIOS password protection, and a fingerprint reader. The whole package comes with a magnesium alloy case and the contents are protected with an anti-shock hard drive.
Asus is still struggling with the Transformer prime pre-orders, The demand on the Prime tablet is on increase everyday and Asus cannot full-fill all consuers pre-orders as the device is selling like crazy , So they made this announcement for their customers:
"Just to keep you all up to date on stock of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime - It is still landing weekly and in increasing numbers. The majority of our resellers have now fulfilled their back orders so more free stock should be available soon. Please check with your preferred reseller as to how they are allocating their units and how best to get your hands on one."
The latest firmware update has gone live, although the listed ICS version still remains Android 4.0.3.
Those who are expecting to see the Android face unlock feature will have to wait a little bit longer as its Not included onthis update, yet. However, ASUS has assured us that it is working on adding the feature, so hopefully we will see that included in an another update soon.
- Market will be updated to Play Store, as well as Books, Music, and Movies updated to their Play varaints.
- ASUS Vibe will be updated from 1.0 to 2.0 with an improved interface and content.
- LAN Support via USB to ethernet adapter.
- Ad-hoc network support.
- The ability to choose between landscape and portrait mode when using HDMI output to a TV.
How to Update ?
Go to settings > About tablet > System firmware update > Check for update on your Transformer Prime.
All Asus Transformer Prime owners are now receiving a software update for their tablet has been released. The update brings software version to 126.96.36.199 with performance improvements.
There is a noticeable improvement in the tablet's performance after the update, according to those who already have it installed on their Asus Transformer Prime. That is said to be noticeable both when flicking through home screens and while surfing the web, beside that the Battery life has been boosted up 20% than normal.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 Now Available on Best Buy's website with a 32GB & 64GB variants, ASUS Transformer Pad was a great success to the company in the Android tablets Market, with its idea of converting the tablet into a Netbook with a keyboard dock + Extended battery.
While there is a LTE version coming down Soon, there is currently only information about the Wi-Fi version. The 32GB model is slated to cost $499, the 64GB will cost $599, and the keyboard dock will be available separately for $149. All three products are slated to be available in the U.S. the week of July 16th.
Asus plans on introducing the Asus Padfone 2 in two locations, Taipei in Taiwan and Milan in Italy on 16,October. The device takes a smartphone and turns it into a tablet driven by the phone. Add the QWERTY dock and you have a laptop computer.
The 4.7 inch screen has a resolution of 720 x 1280 which gives the handset a pixel density of 312ppi. A Quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 is under the hood along with the Adreno 320 GPU. 2GB of RAM puts a smile on multitasking users of the device. The 13MP camera on back captures video in 1080p at 30 fps and the front-facing 1.3MP shooter is great for self-portraits and video chat.
The Official launch of the ASUS Padfone 2 was today, ASUS has just showcased the device in Taiwan. It's a phone and tablet in one device.
The new Padfone 2 has a 4.7-inch, 720p Super IPS+ display, Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel camera with f/2.4 BSI sensor and 1080p@30 or 720p@60 video recording, NFC and a fixed 2,140mAh battery. The device runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich but a Jelly Bean 4.1 update is promised in the near future.
On the tablet side, you get a 10.1-inch IPS HD 1080p display with a built-in internal battery that has gone down in size from 6,600mAh on the previous model to 5,000mAh on the new model. Because of this, the Padfone 2 weighs 649g with the phone docked in, compared to the 854g of the previous model.
The Padfone 2 will go on sale next week in Taiwan, with prices starting from NT$17,990 for the 16GB model to NT$21,901 for the 64GB model, which includes just the phone. The tablet bundle will cost NT$6,000 extra over each model's price.
The Asus PadFone 2 was officially unveiled a couple of days ago with much fanfare so this time Asus seems to have done a great job in bringing a 2in1 gorgeous phone and an amazing tablet which works as a PadFone station where it plugs in, with even more thinner and better designed.
This PadFone 2 is an amazing device fro an amazing idea, check out the Milan, ASUS CEO, announcement of the device below.
ASUS has just confirmed that the company is working on an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Update for the Transformer Prime TF201 first, then the Infinity Pad and Padfone 2. The update will be available OTA as always.
"When Google launches a new Android version, it will take a while before we update our customers spread. We are currently working on the development of Android 4.2 for our tablets. The update will naturally follow and you get an automatic notification on your tablet if it is available," - said ASUS
ASUS, manufacturer of the Nexus 7, will have two low-cost Android Jelly Bean tablets for Next year line-up, carrying the model codes ME371MG and ME172. These two tablets has been leaked and we've got the Photos and the Specs too. ASUS will reveal both tablets at the CES 2013.
The low-end tablet ASUS ME172V, will have a 7" screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, built with TN tech rather than IPS. The tablet will reportedly be powered by a VIA WM8950 chipset, which packs a single Cortex-A9 core and Mali-400 GPU plus a gig of RAM. The storage is rumored to be 16GB and there will be a 1.3MP camera. The Asus ME172V will be available in black and white and it will supposedly be priced around €129-149 in Europe ($129-149 in the US).
The second tablet ASUS ME371MG, packs a better screen 7" IPS LCD of 1280 x 800-pixel resolution (same screen as the Nexus 7) and an Intel Atom CPU. The chipset included is the Z2420 with a single-core CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will also have 16GB of storage. On the connectivity side there's 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The ME371MG should have a 3MP camera judging by the photo that leaked on Picasa. The Asus ME371MG should have a price in the €199-250 range ($199-250 in the US).
ASUS is preparing to announce the ASUS Padfone at the MWC 2012 Next week, the phone and tablet dock that converges all your main computing devices into one.
Asus maid a Teaser video, at the end they show "1 + 1 + 1 = endless possibilities." That of course, means phone + tablet + keyboard dock = Your Dream Device with unlimited Possibilities.
According to latest reports, the Original Asus Eee Pad Transformer will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Word comes from the Facebook page of Asus Germany, where the company confirmed that an update is being brewed. Jelly Bean will also be released for the funkier Asus Eee Pad Slider.
Here is an excerpt from the statement itself: "According to current knowledge, and users of older TF101/SL101 enjoy an Android 4.1 update will come." Yeah, Google Translate is not perfect yet, but the translation is good enough for us to get the idea.
The Jelly Bean upgrade will have Android version 4.1.1 and it should be a bigger boost in performance than ICS was for the Asus Transformer TF101, and if there was one last upgrade that the device should receive, it should be this one.
ASUS has just confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolling out to the Transformer Pad, the Transformer Prime, and the Transformer Pad Infinity in "the coming months". Here is the Official Statement from the Company itself :
"Dear valued ASUS customer,
At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a relentless drive to deliver the best user experience. We constantly strive to achieve this goal through our ‘Design Thinking' philosophy that includes regular software and firmware updates for our products.
We are pleased to announce that many of our tablet products are scheduled to receive an update to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive Android 4.1 updates in the coming months. We will provide further guidance on our expected timeframes for these updates near their release.
We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.
Thank you for your continued support.
Asus Finland confirms that the European users of the Transformer Pad TF300 will receive an OTA (Over the Air) Update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean during this Week, The Update will also carry some New features and Bug fixes.
Here is the official change-log:
1. Upgrade OS to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
2. ASUS Apps
- App Backup AP upgrade
- Add App Guide feature
- Email AP upgrade
- Add threading View feature
- Add Partial download feature
- Add rush hour settings
- Add Out-Of-Office Settings
- Weather Widget upgrade
- Add 4-days weather forecast
- Add City List feature
- MyLibrary upgrade
- Add PDF annotation feature
- System Bar Lock upgrade
- Default enable System Bar Lock
- Add Global File Search Feature
- Add ASUS MyFrame Live Wallpaper
- Add Power Saver settings
- Add Screen Saver feature
- Add Multiple Photo Selection feature
- Micro HDMI to VGA cable: Enable audio output from pad.
- Does not support Adobe Flash.
- Does not support Wi-Fi Direct function.
Asus has just released the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the PadFone 2. The device was announced back in October and is available in limited countries around the world, with most major markets still on the waiting list.
The build date is December,4th and the update brings all the Project Butter smoothness, Google Now assistant, etc. All Asus customizations are still present, of course. You can upgrade only over-the-air for now.
ASUS Transformer Prime tablet is getting the long-awaited Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update, as it started to roll-out today. This news comes from a post to ASUS's customer service people on their Facebook page.
For the rest of the Prime owners world-wide, it's still good news that ASUS is apparently far enough along in their testing and certification phase that they are starting to send the update over the air.
Asus teased some covers for the Google Nexus 7 tablet on Twitter, The covers comes in variant bright colors and it's protecting the back, side and the front of the device too.
Considering the $200 tablet tag these might mostly serve to tell one slate from another in the family, rather than some coveted protection, but no price is announced yet.
The Nexus 7 sales is increasing rapidly evey month. Google Nexus 7 units sales reached a rate of nearly a 1 Million units per month. According to the ASUS CFO David Chang, the slate is bound to do even better in the coming months.
At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million. - David Chang, ASUS CFO
While this definitely counts as a success for both Google and ASUS, the Nexus 7′s sales figures still strong, we hope to see the same for the Nexus 10 as well.