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ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

by Alistair Lowe on 23 February 2012, 14:16

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It's official and despite claims from several other news sites, the Android 4.0 update for the original TF101 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has managed to meet its February deadline and has begun rolling out today.

Initially, the update will roll out to users in Taiwan first, with the UK expected to be next on the list as the update reaches other regions over the coming days. This has become a common practise for ASUS, with the firm seemingly using these staggered updates as a chance to catch any early bugs before deploying to a product's entire consumer base.

The firmware will be delivered over-the-air and should be labelled as version v.9.2.1.11.

ASUS, in it's announcement, took the opportunity to remind us of its pride in its commitment to long product life-cycles and to look forward to some new innovations at next week's Mobile World Congress.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Android 4.0 ICS Update rolling out

EDIT: We've now been notified that baring any issues, the UK should start seeing this update roll-out from tomorrow



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Awesome!
Please shout if anybody does this, Need to know if there's likely to be any data loss. Our Transformer is used by our 15year old, and If i lose any data by upgrading I dont want to be on the receiving end of any issues :P
Asus true to their word... Very interesting high support which is becoming a little rare these days.
Arthran
Please shout if anybody does this, Need to know if there's likely to be any data loss. Our Transformer is used by our 15year old, and If i lose any data by upgrading I dont want to be on the receiving end of any issues :P
Erm, couldn't you just use a microSD card, SD card or even USB drive (the latter two assume that you've got the keyboard dock) to back the data up to. Actually, didn't Asus provide some kind of cloud-based backup for free on the Transformer?
Brewster0101
Asus true to their word... Very interesting high support which is becoming a little rare these days.
:thumbsup: Hopefully this means that Asus have realised what LG, Sony, Motorola haven't ... that users expect some updates on their shiny new device rather than being forced into buying next years model just to keep current.

I know Asus had some bad times with the Transformer Prime update, but apart from that they seem to have been pretty on the ball. Certainly impressed with the Transformer so far. :D Heck, I might even consider a Padfone if it comes out this year, is a decent spec, and isn't a ridiculous price.
crossy
Hopefully this means that Asus have realised what LG, Sony, Motorola haven't ... that users expect some updates on their shiny new device rather than being forced into buying next years model just to keep current.
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Imagine if the major companies, who are busy developing the next big thing, sold licenses to third party companies (including access to crucial driver information). These companies would then develop 'official' OS updates and charge the users a fee for upgrades.

This would basically be like getting an unofficial ROM from the internet but faster, more stable and with all the hardware features. As a bonus the manufacturer doesn't have to bother with maintaining old devices and skilled developers get paid for their hard work.

I'd be happy to pay a small fee for major updates if it meant faster development and longer product support.
I suspect most would disagree though, particularly the manufacturers who would rather you just bought a new device every year.