Here's a bit of good news for all the OG Transformer owners out there - ASUS has confirmed via its UK Facebook page that the original tablet-netbook hybrid device will indeed be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. While it was previously assumed that ASUS would continue to support this older-but-still-awesome device, it's good to see the company step up and publicly confirm that the update is coming instead of leaving users questioning it for months.

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A quick rump over the to official TF101 landing page also confirmed the upgrade, as it now proudly displays "4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable" text alongside its current software version information.

There's no exact word as to when the OGTF will get its 4.0 update, but ASUS has said that it will be "ASAP after the January 12th launch with the Prime TF201," so hold tight - it shouldn't be too much longer.

[Facebook; Thanks, Jason!]

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  • http://mexedavian.yolasite.com mexedavian

    When will Android 4.0 be available on the ASUS EEE Pad Slider?

    • PB

      Im wondering the same thing. Hopefully the same date

  • Marco

    one good thing about ASUS is its super fast update releases which made me really happy as an ASUS transformer TF101 owner..

    • Tony

      totally agree!! motorola could take a major lesson here from asus!!

  • fonix232

    The "4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable" text was on the product description site since the announcement and release of ICS (Nov 18th).

    • Bsmooth

      It was there since launch but then was taken off of the description. I guess they wanted to be sure they could fulfill that promise ! I'm excited now! Can't wait for ICS love on my TF101

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        It's still there on the international page, but not on the U.S. page, but don't worry - it's coming.

  • Aditya

    Just bought the Ainol Paladin/ Knight with Ice Cream Sandwich 7 inch tab from http://www.wickedleak.org. it freaking awesome and highly recommended to anyone whos looking to buy a tab. price is 169.99$ which aweseome!

    • fonix232

      Don't forget it's MIPS and 99% of the apps in the Market won't work.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

        Does a MIPS processor somehow preclude the Dalvik runtime apps from functioning?

        Unless there's something I'm missing, this is the exact same issue as Intel processors when they come to the show this year. The only stuff that shouldn't work is apps built for the NDK (Native Development Kit), which is mostly used by games and the few other graphically intense apps. Almost anything that stays true to the SDK (ie, written in Java and executed by the Dalvik runtime) should work just fine. After all, from day one, this was the whole point of Google opting to use a modified version of Java.

  • http://nerdmor.com/ Fabiano G. Souza

    Great news. That's the way to make customers happy!

  • Jim

    Fast Honeycomb updates and now this? ASUS, keep up with this type of support and you're likely to gain loyal customers and sell more product. You have been warned.

    • Bob X

      Agree totally with you Jim - if Asus launch a decent phone at CES or MWC this year, then I'll certainly consider it to replace my current SonyEricsson.
      Apart from a dock-draining-battery issue my TF101's been a superb piece of kit, and totally worth the price I paid for it. Just hope that Asus *continue* to support the TF101 now that the '201's launching.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    Gotta admit, even though I've been pretty happy with my Galaxy Tab 10.1, this makes me kinda envious. Samsung is way too slow and unreliable with updates. I've respected Asus for years and this just earns them several more points.

  • denbo

    Right now Asus needs to come out with more good news like this. Their tf201 wifi/gps fiasco is going to hurt them. I look forward to the upgrade but hope those who bought a tf201 gets some sort of relief for their troubles.