The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime was one of the first tablets to get an official Android 4.0 software update when Asus started rolling out the software in early January.
Now the company’s also offering Android 4.0 for the original Eee Pad Transformer, which should come as good news to anyone who already picked one up… or who’s still thinking of picking one up — the dual core Transformer is a lot cheaper than the quad-core Transformer Prime.
The new software for the Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is officially firmware version 188.8.131.52.
Google’s latest operating system looks a lot like Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich offers a number of improvements, including:
- A new system-wide font called Roboto
- Quick camera launch option
- New camera effects and photo editing
- Built-in spell checking
- A People app which pairs traditional contact management with social media
- The ability to dismiss notifications by swiping
- The ability to remove apps from the recent apps menu by swiping
- Improved web browser performance
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage or more.
Asus named the tablet the Transformer because the company also offers an optional $150 keyboard docking station that lets the tablet transform into an Android notebook. The dock also has its own battery which nearly doubles the overall battery life of the combined device.