Yesterday, ASUS North America teased some Jelly Bean goodies on its Facebook page. At the time, we had no idea they would begin pushing a Jelly Bean update less than 12 hour later. But they have.


Announced on its Facebook this morning, ASUS has started pushing the Jelly Bean update (Android 4.1.1) to the Transformer Pad 300, making it the first 10" ASUS tablet to receive the update. The TF300 getting updated to Jelly Bean isn't much of a shocker, but the fact hat ASUS was able to perform such a quick turnaround and get the update out is nothing short of impressive. With that sort of speed going on behind the scenes, we expect the the TF201 and TF700 updates will be here in no time.

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Those with stock TF300s should be able to grab the update now by heading into Settings > System Firmware Update > Check Update. Unfortunately, if you've unlocked your device with the ASUS bootloader unlock tool, you're out of luck as far as an official OTA is concerned, as ASUS won't send updates to unlocked devices.

[Facebook; Thanks Pieter and Matthew!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. 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-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=42400187 Melissa Lynne Meier

    I hope the TF101 gets it *fingers crossed*

    • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

      AFAIK they said the original transformer won't get it.

      • Mori Gryphon

        Actually, I believe they have not said whether it will or will not get it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=42400187 Melissa Lynne Meier

        I've read on multiple sites that ASUS hasn't said if it is or isn't yet, just people assume its not because its the oldest, but seeing that the Xoom is getting it a lot of people think the TF101 will get it.

        • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

          The Xoom is a 'pseudo Nexus'. Now after the Nexus 7 nobody will care about it and I'm very sure it won't get more official updates especially now after Google is tidying up Motorola. Just because a device is able to get it doesn't mean it will get it, as we have seen in the past.

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      If not, then if rooted, flash the CM 10 nightly. And since "ASUS won't send updates to unlocked devices", I may have to go that route myself.


  • http://twitter.com/oguzbilgener Oğuz Bilgener

    Where is my TF201 update?

    • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

      I am waiting as well. But based on past experience (and this too), it will be here in 3, 2, 1...

  • Scott Donahue

    Updated mine. Awesome job ASUS...

  • jusatin

    Aww yeah! Hope this gets to Europe soon as well!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    Can anyone confirm or deny if this fixes the IO issues this device is plagued with?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ngomac Chisanga Ng’oma

    With this and Samsung updating the S3 at the end of the month, is the tide turning? Well, for some devices at least.

    • GazaIan

      ASUS and Samsung are probably the only two that will be on top of their game. I have a good feeling HTC will fuck up and release in November or December.

      • https://www.facebook.com/max.chen2 Max Chen

        samsung is notoriously slow when it comes to updates. Look at the s2

        • GazaIan

          True but their JB update for the GSIII was leaked and is looking pretty close to completion, with a rumored release for the end of the month. Not bad for Samsung.

          • http://wakoopa.com/yo2boy yo2boy

            Sense 4.1 for the One X was leaked even earlier.

          • Erythnul

            @yo2boy: Sense 4.1 is still Android 4.0.4 though. HTC loves making things needlessly more complicated for everyone involved, apparently.

          • GazaIan

            Still packing Ice Cream Sandwich, not Jellybean. Samsung had a whole Jellybean leak.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Asus wins the first non-AOSP device to get updated race once again.

  • Danyal Manzar

    My tf201 and tf300 both getting updates on firmware right now dont know if they ate jellybean will confirm in a bit. I am in Pakistan

    • CJ Walker

      wats the verdict on 201?

  • droilfade

    My TF300T in Canada says," there is no update available for your device currently." Does this update apply only to TF300?

    • Danyal Manzar

      I have tf300t its updating firmware but taking very long. I guess ithere servers are running slow. But then again i am in Pakistan

  • David LaRiviere

    He is to hoping my TF700 gets it next!!

  • John O’Connor

    finally?!! I mean what a great surprise!! Updating mine and my mothers now

    • John O’Connor

      Please fix the Voice hot command, it should always be listening, not just when i press the voice/search button. My SGS3 can respond to "Hi Galaxy" so when I say "Google" it should be ready to go

      • Simon Belmont

        So, you want it to sit there with an open mic constantly? That would be a huge battery drain.

        The way that Google has done it in Jelly Bean is pretty elegant, in my opinion. Just my two cents.

  • Stefan Czelusta

    Can anyone share with me how to use Google Now on the 300? I just updated and I can't figure out how to utilize it. What should I be looking for? Thanks.

    • John O’Connor

      Hit the Google search button

    • Dylan

      You long press the 'Home' button then select 'Google' on other JB devices. You can also get to it from the lock screen as well or from the google search bar.

    • Pieter Harmse

      or just swipe up from the bottom left buttons

  • CJ Walker

    *crossing my fingers for a Transformer Prime update soon*
    Ever since buying a galaxy nexus my Prime has taken a backseat. Jellybean is just SO good.

  • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

    no update for Transformer Prime in US yet. Even with all the new ones out, the 300 and 700 etc, the Prime is still considered the cadillac and the developers tool by which all the others johnny-come-latelys are measured. Like the nexus, it's the one that should get all the updates first!

  • Kevin Niven

    Stange they didnt do the Prime first

  • Nashoba Darkwolf

    well that is a little aggrevating. So they update the weakest of the tablets first and leave the Prime and the Infinity for later.... I just hope we get out updates soon and not months later.

    • Himmat Singh

      Well maybe they're afraid of bugs, so it makes sense that they update the "lowest-end" tablet in the stable, and make sure it's devoid of bugs (at the expense of getting the ire of their more premium customers).

  • Zaeem Shahzad

    Wow. Samsung, learn from this!!!

  • dickey simpkins

    My TF300 updated overnight and playing around with it today the memory usage has skyrocketed. Is this something that will work itself out or should I be concerned? Based on my task manager there's no new system processes that should be sapping that kind of memory.

    • BigTaro

      I have also noticed that there is a lot of lag when switching between home screens. I have a few completely filled with icons that stutter when swiping to them (didn't happen in ICS)

  • DCA

    Thanks for the news, Cam, that was very helpful. I've got my TF300 updated and it went nice and smoothly. The update is pretty good. I appreciate the info!

  • Knut Gleditsch

    Now it's time to upgrade the Prime too..... ;)

  • Alexandru Vlad Jurchescu

    No more flash player? Isn't that bad????

  • David Keith

    anyone heard of when the Infinity is getting Jelly Bean?

  • adam

    There is a lot of lag when you playing game like GTA 3 or Deadtriger on transformer tf300. Its not smooth like on ICS. Its a lot worst and unplayeble (GTA3).

  • overland

    update htc amqze 4g to jelly bean