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Asus Transformer Prime will get an update on 20 February

The delayed random reboot fix
Fri Feb 17 2012, 15:38

TAIWANESE GADGET MAKER Asus has announced that it will release a firmware update for its Transformer Prime TF201 tablet next Monday.

The firm has taken to Facebook to inform its users that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will get an upgrade. It's not clear from the post what the firmware is for but Asus has confirmed to The INQUIRER that it fixes the random reboot problem.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet

Asus said on Facebook, "The latest OTA [over-the-air] Firmware update for the TF201 will be rolling out in the UK on Monday 20 February. This version will not be the .13 that was released last week to the US and Taiwan but will be a newer .14 version. So make sure you let us know how it goes on Monday!"

The Apple rival had said it would release the update earlier this month but a few days later it admitted that it was delayed for unnamed reasons. Although this update fixes random reboots, the promised unlocked bootloader is yet to come.

The original version of the Transformer, the TF101 is due to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month. Asus had to deny claims of a delay because its Singapore Facebook page said it would tip up in March.

We've had the Transformer Prime in for review but haven't experienced the rumoured graphics bug or poor WiFi connectivity problems. µ


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