Asus Confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update For Transformer Pad 300, Prime And Pad Infinity


Asus Confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update For Transformer Pad 300, Prime And Pad Infinity

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was officially introduced mid-June 2012. The Google official that announced the new version of the OS said that the first wave of smartphones and tablets that will be update to Jelly Bean will be Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Xoom and, of course, Nexus 7 – the tablet co-developed by Google and Asus, world’s first tablet to come pre-loaded with Android 4.1.

After HTC announced that HTC One S, One X and One XL will soon receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, now it’s time for ASUS to announce in an official statement that some of their tablets will soon receive the new firmware update.

The Taiwan-based tablet maker, Asus, announced today via a “letter” posted on their official Facebook account that the company’s products will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the coming months. For the time being, only the company’s latest creations are on the list of devices that will receive the firmware update.

Over the coming months, the company will roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for  ASUS Transformer Pad 300, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. The news will be warmly welcomed by the customers of the aforementioned tablets, while the owners of older Asus tablet models, Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider, still wander whether the firmware update will be rolled out for their slates.

According to the Asus’ official press statement, the company haven’t decided yet whether Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider, which were recently upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, will receive Jelly Bean. Asus said they are currently investigating the opportunity to roll out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware for the two aforementioned tablets, but that, for the time being can’t guarantee whether they will receive the freshest Google source-code.

Anyway the good news is that there will be at least three more tablets, besides Nexus 7, that will receive 4.1 Jelly Bean. Asus made the announcement ahead of Samsung, the giant that has a multitude of tablets running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but haven’t announced the Jelly Bean upgrade yet.

Announced on July 9th, Android 4.1 brings a lot of new features. Project Butter seems to be the most anticipated one, bringing an optimized graphic processing software core, that comes with enhanced fluidity compared to the previous versions.

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