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Asus Confirms Android Jelly Bean 4.1 Update to Transformer Tablets

Last week we saw HTC confirm that it will be bringing the latest version of the Android operating system 4.1, or Jelly Bean to its friends, to its flagship HTC One S and One X handsets.

This week and hot off the official release of the Asus and Google Nexus 7 tablet, Asus has just confirmed that it too will be bringing the latest Jelly Bean update to the popular Transformer Prime, along with the Transformer Pads TF300 and TF700.

Asus will have a bit of a head start on the OS updating as they have supplied the hardware for the flagship Google Nexus 7 Tablet, so customers with the Transformer Tablets will be pleased for the quick turnaround.

However, customers with the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer or Eee Pad Slider have not been confirmed for the upgrade and users of the original Transformer are sure to be a bit annoyed, but Asus doesn’t say that the update won’t be coming, instead just stating “We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices”.

Now the update was confirmed by Engadget who themselves had received official contact from ASUS regarding the Android 4.1 update:

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.


There is still no official date for the update landing on the tablet devices but it’s just nice to know that it’s coming, right?

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