ASUS' hybrid monster, the Padfone, is getting itself a nice little OTA to build number The update brings enhancements and bugs fixes, as well as a small bump in Android version:

  • System upgrade to Android 4.0.4
  • Elevate system stability and optimize the operating performance
  • Optimize Dynamic Display Switch (DDS) performance
  • Optimize power consumption
  • Optimize Camera performance and quality
  • Message / Email edit function improvement
    • Group Edit
    • Email update frequency, "peak time" and "Off peak time" setting feature added.
  • Optimize Input method
  • SD card support to 64GB
  • Super Note function added
    • Reset the password
    • Hand Writing Recognition Speed
  • Device tracking and data protection support.

The update can be pulled now via Settings > About > System Firmware Update > Check Update. Alternatively, you can grab the download from ASUS' website (under Firmware).

[ASUS via Notebook Italia]

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  • http://twitter.com/duk3r Τάσος Μ. Χιδερίδης

    If only we could be able to buy the Padfone somehow... Not available in Greece, and neither in UK expansys as far as I can see. Where is it being sold exactly?

    • Sorian

      This news tip came out of Italy (per source link).

  • Sorian

    And here I thought the PadFone died....

    • BrahManty

      Honestly, I didn't even know the PadFone was out yet.

      • Tyler Chappell

        Neither did I.

  • fixxmyhead

    i always see this "better battery life" (i never believe it) in the changelog but is it even noticeable? what is it like an extra 10 mins of juice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

    Only if this thing was available for Verizon...

  • psychotropy101

    Since when has the padphone even been out??

    • polo2503

      Since a few month in Korea ;)

  • Emek

    this update is for only Chinese users? How can we find global update file? For not only CHS or CHT users?