Asus resolves Transformer Prime GPS problems with a USB dongle
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is one of the most powerful Android tablets on the market. It has a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a high quality 10 inch display, and an 8MP camera. But while it also has a GPS receiver it gets poor signal reception, making it a kind of lousy GPS device.
Now Asus has a solution: the company will provide customers with a free GPS USB dongle to improve GPS performance.
This isn’t the first time Asus has addressed the issue. The company’s initial response was simply to remove GPS from the list of specifications for the Transformer Prime. While the tablet still had a receiver, Asus decided it wasn’t reliable enough to be a selling point.
Next the company rolled out a software update that was meant to improve GPS performance.
Soon the company will begin offering a USB dongle to new tablet customers. Asus is also setting up a process for existing Transformer Prime owners to sign up for a free dongle.