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Update 2 - It's Out! We've got the download right here.

Update 1 - Confirmed: Asus says ICS hits at 8pm Pacific time, today!

Here's a bit of news from the Nvidia's CES Press Conference. Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, announced that the Asus Transformer Prime is getting its Ice Cream Sandwich update today (January 9th, for those of you in the future).

The Transformer Prime sports an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, so Huang should have inner knowledge of the TPrime's update schedule. Previously the Prime's Ice Cream Sandwich OTA was set for January 12th, so if Huang is right, it looks like Asus finished up a little early. We'll update this post if we get any actual reports of the update going out.

Start mashing that update button!

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

    I smell a DDoS coming.

  • pantherspwn

    Updating as I type this comment, hopefully it's ICC, it's not done yet, so I'm actually not sure. I'll update in a sec.

  • Kenny O

    I'm mashing......nothing yet :-)

  • Zach s

    Im mashing it hard. but nothings happening :(

  • pantherspwn

    Looks like I'm going back to mashing the update button, I guess it was a firmware update that I missed.

    EDIT: Original post says 8 PM, I'll be on that as soon as the clock strikes. PS: What are the best booths to check out at CES? I'll be attending tomorrow.

    • Zach s

      Two things:

      1. Im jelly.

      2. For TV's ( Samsung and LG)
      For computing technology (intel)
      For gaming (Nintendo and Sony)

      PS bring me home some swag!

      • Zach s

        I also hear makerbot is there. Be cool to check them out

      • pantherspwn

        Yeah, the TV's are supposed to be insane this year. Also, I'll be sure to check the intel booth (wasn't much last year) and the gaming booths. And I'm coming home with as much free stuff as possible! xD

        • Zach s

          Yeah Samsung and LG are battling it out with OLED tvs and 4k resolution. Fun to see what each other has. I think its LG that has the almost edgeless tv.

  • PT

    Damn, I have wait until 11pm est? Just kidding!. Better 3 hours then 3 days.

  • Christopher Wright

    Any word on ICS for OG Transformer?

  • Deltaechoe

    This is cool, I just went home from my college campus to plug in my shiny new transformer that I had just unboxed (did I mention shiny?) and for my first boot I'll get ICS. Seems like a good day.

    • Voxels

      Except for it not being a TF700T :P

      • MigFig

        Aww. That wasn't nice.

        • Tyler C

          That put a huge smile on my face, I had such high hopes for the Prime, but since my orders were cancelled a few days ago, Ill be getting the TF700T

  • Rome

    Odd that when I tap "Check for Update" it gives me an error every time saying I failed to connect to internet. Odd considering I'm viewing this page on my TPrime

    • pantherspwn

      I noticed the same thing. I think they are preparing for releasing the update.

  • pantherspwn

    Updating again, I think it may have been released!

  • Discrepancy

    Yep it's here! Just installed it. Hit those buttons, folks! =)

  • Voxels

    Details, is it improved now in performance??? Better browsing?? :) I cancelled my PRIME order to wait for the TF700T, but I'm still very interested in ICS performance in Tegra 3.

  • Gribble

    I'm downloading an update right now. Not sure what it is. But, it's working on it. Will be a let down if it's not ICS....Come on baby!!!

  • crpeck

    I get to wait until they post it on the website because my Prime has NEVER been able to download an update (theory is that Primes like mine with an "unknown" serial number embedded in the device cannot do these). WTF ASUS!!!

  • nm

    Got it!!! Ics !!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/zacinator Zacinator

    Downloading now!!!! 54%

  • Rome

    Downloaded and installed ics update! First thing I notice us that Swype is now giving me errors :( I only use Swype on Android so I hope this gets fixed fast.

    The new font really is sharp. Everything feels snappy. The new camera is interesting but I haven't tested it much yet.

    Happy ICS Day everyone!

    • AC

      Swype is not compatible with ICS. Yet.

  • Ish

    They took out the Face Unlock? Guess I'll have to wait for my Epic Touch to get it. Sigh, one less thing to play with.

  • RLKL

    Hmmm... Looks like the rest of the world has to wait for ICS. Seems like the update is for US based devices only. Sucks

  • PT

    Is it just me? Asus Prime with ICS, seem to be just a sugar coating or theme enhancement from Android 3.2. I see some speed improvements and extras function, but expect a full OS upgraded from Honeycomb. I think is more a improvement for phones and not tablets. ICS can't fixed the wifi drop I get from the tablet, I know is Asus fault. Sorry this Prime is going back.

  • jbonics

    Us OG boys made you what you are today show us some love. Asus listen up it would be epic and you would get so much publicity if you released a update that slightly overclocks the eee pad. Ideally make it where there is a app that can control cpu speed. Nothing new but if you guys released that for non root users you will stay on the rite track. Don't flop like everyone else releasing a new prime weeks later idiots.

  • BTasker

    I really have a feeling Asus is holding back on shipping Primes to store because they are revamping the rear casing. Maybe it's just wishful thinking.

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