Asus Feeds Jelly Bean Update to Transformer Pad TF300 Tablet

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News Posted: Sun, Aug 19 2012 10:32 AM
While the majority of Android users are still waiting on their wireless carrier or device maker to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), Asus is taking care of its fan base by doling out Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) to Transformer Pad TF300 owners, the company announced on Facebook this weekend. It's the first of several scheduled Jelly Bean updates to the Transformer Series.

"We are pleased to announce that we will be rolling out a major software update for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, which will bring Android 4.1, Jelly Bean to the device for the first time in North America. In addition to this being the first of our planned Jelly Bean updates for the Transformer Series, we have also added a range of new features, including new power saving options, global file search and several improvements to the pre-installed apps," Asus said.

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The response from TF300 owners has been generally positive, while TF700T (Transformer Pad Infinity), TF201 (Transformer Prime), and TF101 (Eee Pad Transformer) owners have to look on with envy, at least for the time being. Asus promised to announce further Jelly Bean updates "in the near future."
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AKnudson replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 2:43 PM

Why would Google release the update for just one of the Transformer tablets, they are very similar in terms of hardware and manufacturer added software, how hard could it be to just release the update for the entire transformer line?

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samwelaye replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 6:22 PM

Google doesnt release these updates, Asus does. Google only manages and releases the updates for the nexus line of devices

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Jaybk26 replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 7:45 PM

Just because the hardware is similar doesn't mean that it won't take hundreds (if not thousands) of tweaks per device. And maybe they're trying to promote the Transformer line?

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TCraig replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 7:52 PM

I feel like my tf300 just got slower after the upgrade. Also I have before the upgrade I could kill apps and get it down to 23% ram usages now it will not go below 50%.

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AKnudson replied on Mon, Aug 20 2012 6:32 PM

The transformer line has several models including the TF300, The transformer Prime, The Transformer and one or two others. The hardware is very similar between the infinity and the prime but the original transformer is a lot older.

I was wondering how much they would have to tweak the OS between the different models of the Transformers line.

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