This week ASUS released an over-the-air (OTA) update for the Transformer Prime. This new release (version 188.8.131.52) will be installed automatically on your device using the software update service.
Users at XDA forums are reporting increased speed and better GPS using the new firmware version. Sounds like the upgrade’s well worth it, so consider docking your Transformer Prime tonight, and leaving it with a good WiFi connection to update.
The 64GB variant of the Transformer Prime appears to be in high demand, short stock, or a combination of both. Earlier this morning Amazon was showing a pre-order page for the device. However, the page now says “Temporarily out of stock – Order now and we’ll deliver when available.” They disappeared quickly!
You can still buy the 64GB Transformer Prime ($599 with free postage in the US) if you want to be the first to receive one when Amazon gets more stock.
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ASUS has just revealed one of the hottest new Android products of 2011 – the Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
This is the successor to Asus’ popular Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer. Asus is targeting a very specific market here, by offering a premium Android tablet with a detachable keyboard. However, unlike the combined iPad cases which can often include a keyboard, Asus has fully integrated the keyboard into the device.
Not only can the keyboard be clipped on for an elegant “netbook” style device – the aluminium chassis which houses the keyboard also contains an extended battery. This allows the Transformer Prime to reach a battery life of up to 16.5 hours. That’s far better than any mainstream offerings on the market today.
The Transformer Prime will also be the first tablet device to feature Google’s new Android release – version 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. This update sports a ton of new features, from face recognition to enhanced email & productivity apps. The all-new operating system is likely to be a major selling point for the Transformer.
There are plenty of other benefits to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. We’ll be posting about some of them in upcoming articles. Check out the Specifications page for more details, and be sure to subscribe to keep up to date with the latest Transformer Prime news!