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Transformer Prime Android 4.2 Update confirmed by Asus

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ASUS has made a name for themselves as a manufacturer or high quality Android tablets, as well as a manufacturer who rolls out updates to newer versions of Android extremely quickly after Google releases them. And they look to be continuing their commitment to software support, as Tablets Magazine is reporting that ASUS is working on updating the Transformer Prime to Android 4.2 very soon.

Still called Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 brings along features such as Photo Sphere in the camera for 360 degrees panorama shots, lockscreen widgets, a new keyboard with Gesture Typing (Swype-like typing), Daydreams screensaver function that displays pictures and other info when the device is docked or charging, multiuser support for tablets, improved Google Now along with new info cards, and also improved stability and performance.

If the update does come to the Transformer Prime, and hopefully other Transformer tablets, no doubt ASUS will further strengthen their position as the top Android tablet manufacturer. As for when the update will start rolling out, we’ll let you know pending further info.

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  • companyemails

    Dear ASUS – I beg you, please, pretty please, include the new Android UI in your update to Android 4.2 for your Transformer range of tablets. If not by default, then please give users the option to enable it, even if it means wiping their current desktop icons and widgets and having to add them once again.

  • RealChange

    Multiuser support was one of the most lacking features on Android and hopefully the TFP will get it. Lets see how they implement it! Unfortunately the poor default e-mail client continues unchanged since inception.

    I’m waiting on Surface Pro next year to finally have a real desktop experience on a tablet with real keyboard when needed. Typing this without using the keyboard is painful. I have the Dell Inspiron Duo from 2010 and it works better with Windows 8 Pro. The RT brings the same frustrations of mobile OSes on tablets as ios and Android do hence the wait for a real OS for web and real software support worth supporting with my wallet.

    I dumped my G2 for a Windows Phone 8 HTC 8X this week and so far I like it. My e-mail isues resolved and web browsing is much better; ios and Android users have commented on how better it was. Their market is just evolving and I jumped in with my G1 4 years ago with little in the market there; Microsoft is looking better for growth. My only regret was losing my real keyboard. If there would have been a better keyboard alternative then I may have been swayed. Or maybe not.

    Time for real chge…

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