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Asus Transformer will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month

The wait is nearly over
Thu Feb 02 2012, 12:18

TAIWANESE GADGET MAKER Asus has announced that its original Transformer tablet will get an upgrade to the latest version of Android this month.

The wait is nearly over for Asus Transformer tablet owners longing for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update. Asus has said its hugely popular Transformer TF101 tablet will be updated to Android ICS by the end of the month.


Asus said on Facebook, "A few of you have asked for a specific date on the ICS update for TF101. We don't have an exact date yet but it should be this month. Our engineers are all back from their Chinese New Year celebrations so we will have an up to date schedule shortly. As soon as we do, we'll let you know on here, so stay tuned!"

Although Asus hasn't set an exact date, this is nevertheless good news. The Transformer tablet's successor, the Transformer Prime, is already available with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, but the device has had a few early hiccups.

Yesterday online retailer Clove pulled the Transformer Prime from its listings after finding hardware problems with its stock. The firm found reliability issues with the WiFi connectivity and GPS. µ


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