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Apr
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ASUS just started pushing yet another update to the original Transformer (TF101) that brings a handful of enhancements:

  • Improves system stability
  • Improves email stability
  • Improves AppBackup App
  • Improves MyLibrary stability
  • Supports Wi-Fi Direct
  • Supports unzip in File Manager
  • Add restore tab function in Browser

Some users reported that the update hit their device last night, but it should be rolling out in full force beginning today.

To see if the update is available on your device, head into Settings > About tablet > System Firmware Update > Check Update.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sven Enterlein

    I am patiently waiting until mike1986 makes a nice ARHD ROM out of it :)

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    It absolutely blows my mind that a company can consistently keep it's OS up to date, even though it is over a year old, and every single one of the major OEMs for phones struggle to get an update out in under a year.

    This is a disgrace.

    Hopefully they do not lose this mentality as they expand their offering, although I have a feeling it will happen. But if they can really pull off speedy updates with all the new lines of tablets, then Asus needs more of our money.

    • sssgadget

      Unlike samsung , Asus has only 2 tablets. Samsung has over 9000 tablets!

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        This is true.

        Oh yeah, what percent of them are running Android 4.0.

        As consumers we really need to band together to turn up the pressure on the OEMs. As a true lover of the Android OS, it is sad to me that this is the norm.

        • Silentspring222

          Samsung? 90% of them. Officially? 0. which is kinda sad, all the ICS roms for Samsung phones (every phone, really) are open source, its in the rules ;)

          • http://twitter.com/rdlf2048 Rodolfo Ferreira

             Phone is phone. Tablet is tablet. Put it siple like that.
            Also, when it comes to custom ROMs the only thing they remove is the stock bloatware that is pushed to us and we can not get rid of it without tweaking and playing around with system files. I was told by my friend who gave REVOLVER Rom a try last month that it's just 'lightning FAAAAASSST', maybe because of ext4 is supported and defined as the default file system. I personally think that, so far, the Original Transformer does not need a custom ROM.

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

      Another big part of the equation is light UI overlays and lack of complexity with multiple hardware versions, especially vs phones. ASUS has one model of the TF101, which uses Wi-Fi only, and it's infinitely easier to update that vs updating multiple phones on multiple carriers. Samsung has a ton of tablets, both Wi-Fi and 3G/4G as well, and with TouchWiz on some of them. Not that they at least couldn't start with a Wi-Fi only 10.1 or something, god forbid. :(

  • Brad Kalinoski

    Hmmm, why is it that my update is greyed out. Any ideas. This is a stock system. No root or anything. Last update was the last OTA. 

  • Stephen

    Well done Asus, just about to run down stairs and click the button in anticipation!

  • Matthew Christy

    Updating now.  I'll let you know what I think.

    • Matthew Christy

      So far so good. It seems a little smoother, no reboots yet.

  • Doug Fiedor

    Downloaded and working.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorin.bilegan Sorin Bilegan

    got mine, no reboot in the last 10 hours, so far so good :))

  • ImRonBurgandy

    My Tf101 has now received maybe 5 or 6 updates, 3 of them major, since I got it ~8 months ago. Assuming their offering is "decent" when I come to upgrade next time, I'll be buying Asus for sure

  • Garyngkt

    Still no update for WW

  • Stephen

    Still waiting in the UK

  • http://twitter.com/rdlf2048 Rodolfo Ferreira

    Thank you Cameron, this is huge news! However, I'm wondering why the heck ASUS does not mention the reboot issue? Maybe they didn't even comment on this one because somebody is still developing a workaround for it; Nonetheless there isn't even a mention on a newer kernel version, so I'm not expecting this UPDATE to get it resolved. FYI, as for now, WW is still not available.

  • Stephen

    Still waiting in the UK

  • Jonobartle

    Had the update, it seems to have stopped the unexplained power offs but at the detriment of most apps. Most now crash, stall or force close with no option to report. Gmail being the biggest culprit, absolutely useless. 1 hour train journey yesterday and I gave up trying to catch up on mail, must have closed 10 times in 15 minutes. I am losing patience, sort it out and give us back a stable OS and whilst you're at it sort out having to use the shift key for capitlisation of "I" whilst writing in the first person.