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News Posted: Fri, Jan 20 2012 12:43 PM

When we first received the new NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime for testing, we had solid communication from both Asus and NVIDIA that this tablet was one of Google's test vehicles for their upcoming Android 4.0 operating system, also referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides the fact that the folks at Google have a bit of a sweet tooth, at least when it comes to development project code names, this new iteration of Google's OS reportedly was targeted primarily at performance enhancements, with a few feature-adds and UI tweaks thrown into the mix...

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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Why don't you guys make an article saying the top 5 or 10 tablets of 2012 :) I will like to see it. Thanks you

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I wonder when ICS will be out for the OG transformer. 

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 2:54 PM

OG?

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, Jan 20 2012 2:54 PM

Hmm... not a bad idea.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 12:03 AM

I think he means Original.

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AKnudson replied on Sat, Jan 21 2012 12:06 AM

Anyway we could get an ipad 2 versus the transformer prime video?

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you buy the two tablet and i will make the video :) lol sounds good

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xmd5 replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 12:46 AM

From what I’ve seen and heard it won’t be released for 3 to 4 months. the main differences are the lack of a metal back to help with GPS and Wifi issues and a higher rez screen. Atleast thats all I have heard. Maybe slight increase in Ghz on the CPU’s

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OG I was referring to is the OriGinal but Olive Garden is a good choice as well. Stick out tongue

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JZitting replied on Sun, Jan 22 2012 4:03 PM

Android 4.0 "ice cream sandwich" seems to be alot more straightforward than the Android 2.3 "gingerbread". all the reviews iv'e seen all convice me that this is what my dad should upgrade to, as he spends alot of time browsing, and working online.

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cogeek replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 7:24 PM

there are lots of them on youtube.

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cogeek replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 7:31 PM

contrary to popular belief, rumors, the two wifi antennas are located between the gorilla glass and the motherboard the metal back has nothing to do with reception. one trick that works, i wouldn't use it on mine but if you squeeze the sides somewhat you can increase signal strength. the antennas have spring mounted contacts that for lack of a better term aren't springy enough to make really good contact. the gps option was dealt with by virtually removing from newer products not that for most it was important to begin with, just a testing and marketing deal gone bad. the tf700 model is supposed to have a higher res screen but when it is a 10" screen as opposed to a say a 55" you would barely notice a difference if any. the screen res on the current tf201 units is so awesome to begin with i cannot imagine how they could improve it. the squeeze the tablet means to boost wifi reception worked on the first batch from the end of last year. the new units per owner feedback including my own experience works just fine.

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cogeek replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 7:35 PM

scheduled release per asus for the og transformer tf101 not the prime tf201 is per asus set to be pushed this month, they were not able to be more specific than that. as for the prime the ics upgrade a few weeks ago went as smooth as possible taking all of five minutes and not a single software issue since. there was another software push yesterday to all prime owners heard it had to do with the camera and some other things but that came straight from the rumor mill so take it with a grain of salt.

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cogeek replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 7:36 PM

do a search online for top android tablets 2012 and you will get dozens of hits that provide you with exactly what you are looking for.

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cogeek replied on Fri, Feb 10 2012 7:39 PM

not all devices will work with ics, and those that do, research first before attempting as you don't want to end up with a crippled or doa device. i don't have to worry about it but if you really want to upgrade my best advice is to keep up on any one of the android user forums where they can give you a first hand heads up in advance.

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ZTimpson replied on Thu, Apr 26 2012 3:54 PM

how does this tablet compare to the Ipad 2?

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