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The once flagship device of ASUS' Transformer family, the Prime, is now getting its official taste of Jelly Bean in Sweden. This marks the first Android 4.1 OTA to the Prime, coming more than a month after its more affordable cousin, the Transformer Pad 300, saw the update.

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ASUS notes on its Swedish Facebook page that this update will kill flash support in the Play Store, but it also lovingly provides a link to Adobe's site, where the player can still be downloaded. Good Guy ASUS!

Otherwise, the OTA will remove Wi-Fi Direct support for whatever reason, so if this is something you use often, you may want to stay on ICS for now. Bummer.

As of right now, there's no word when the rest of the world will see the update, but the fact that they're already pushing it elsewhere is a good indicator that it's ready to go. Hopefully we'll start to see it become more widely available in the coming days.

[Facebook (ASUS Sweden), Liliputing]

Cameron Summerson
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  • RedPandaAlex

    Asus continues to embarrass all other OEMs with their update schedule.

    • DavidKeith

      except my Infinity is lonely in the ICS group

      • DrewNusser

        I'm sure it won't be for long.

    • UniBroW

      This is true but it's not all rosy in Transformer land. I have had the TF300, TF201 and now the Infinity and Asus's quality control is second rate. They also cheaped out in the internal memory and i/o issues plague these devices. Don't get me wrong, I really like the TF700 but if Jelly Bean comes and i/o issues still plague it because of cheap memory then all the updates in the world won't help this thing.

      Currently using browser2ram with the default browser makes some headaches go away but being Asus STILL hasn't fixed i/o issues since the TF201, I'm not going to be holding my breath.

    • fixxmyhead

      well there mostly using stock code so they can get it out quicker than the rest who have to skin it and there only for tablets not dozens of devices like the rest but i still want my touchwiz JB

    • http://www.facebook.com/mark.kunnecke Mark Kunnecke

      I was able to update my iPad the 1st day when iOs 6 was released. I have been waiting for 2 months to update my Asus TF201 to jelly bean and it still won't upgrade. Asus is the one who should be embarrassed.

  • http://www.arcane.org Mystech

    Any word or hope for JellyBean on TF101?

    • http://twitter.com/Silentheero Joshua Wilkins

      They are already there with Cyanogenmod, if you are willing to do a little modding.

      • http://www.arcane.org Mystech

        Asus has been pretty good about official updates (at least compared to other manufacturers, grin). I think I'll give them a while longer. Now, on an "orphaned" phone or tablet, I wouldn't hesitate to go that route. :-)

      • Grzegorz Pilarski

        Will you provide a link for this? I'll give it a try.

  • http://twitter.com/MiSoFine SnickerDoodle

    First time my phone beat out my tablet for upgrades... and I have a Verizon GNex. Come on ASUS! I can't wait! My Prime is running like a$$ for some reason recently :-(

  • jonorjonathan

    As a TF700 owner, I'm starting to get impatient! Updating older tablets is amazing but shouldn't the newest one take priority? :-(

  • Himmat Singh

    I wonder how Asus is doing this so fast yet Acer (who also use an almost stock Android) claim that the JB update for the A510/700 will only come in December, on the 24th of that month. Bizarre really, since JB is a small step above ICS, compared to ICS against HC.

  • Nashoba Darkwolf

    Ok this is BS! Not that the update itself is BS, but the fact that they are updating the fucking prime before the infinity. WTF Asus! You update your weakest system first, the pad 300, then the F-up you call the Prime second, but nothing for the infinity?

    • Himmat Singh

      I believe that they want to update down-to-top to ensure that their highest paying customers have the best possible experience post-update. Chances are most people don't know/care what JB or ICS is. For those who do, there's this thing called custom ROMs to help you out you know. I can't think of any other reason.

      • Nashoba Darkwolf

        Sure, void the warranty on a product made by asus with a knack for bad quality control with their tablets. Also which Roms? Because so far of the Roms my friends and coworkers have tried, they are either buggy as all hell, or do not contain all the features that the stock JB OS has on the Nexus 7. That alone makes rooting my device even less of an option in my opinion.

        Also if it was down to top, it would be the Transformer pad TF101, then the TF201, then the TF300, then the TF700. The only thing that makes sense is that the Pad 300 was updated first because it has the exact same chipset in it as the Nexus 7. However the Prime getting updated over the Infinity is infuriating seemingly because there are alot of TF700s out now and unless there is some huge compatibility issue with the T33 Tegra 3 chipsets, this should have been done already.

        Its aggravating because a lot of us Infinity owners and those that upgraded are starting to feel like we got screwed. Sorry for being a tech enthusiast, but when a company with a reputation for computer parts like Asus touts that the Infinity is their "flagship," "best of the line" tablet, those who shelled out the $650-$750 dollars for it expect better service than this.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000396717794 Tyler Manon

          you've eed to calm down. Talk about entitlement complex. You act like an update is required when in reality, Asus has no obligation to even update your device at all. The fact that Asus updates their devices in a timely manner makes them better than the most other oems. You should be happy that you've been guaranteed an update.

          • Jon Booth

            I just love the people that walk in the movie LATE and expect the best seats! If you want a better seat, come a little earlier. Your update happened the day you bought the device Hoss!
            We TF201 (and later TF300) users are the pioneers for you Johnny Come Lately TF700 users. Take your place in line and politely shut up! You have paid zero dues and have a zero expectation if you want us to cry for you. What a spoiled child you must have been.

        • ohcomeondude

          Rumor says the TF700 and the TF201 are getting it close together

        • Piff

          @Nashoba. take a chill pill bro. The TF300 got JB first to help Asus sell its new but entry level tablet (marketing ploy?). Your over-reaction is exactly why Asus is releasing JB to Sweden first. When it comes time for a world wide release, the majority of TF201 and TF700 will have the most stable version of the update. Im sure even you will appreciate that.

  • psychotropy101

    Damn! Only in Sweden?? Curse you Asus! ;-}

  • Michael Neese

    The TF201 update for the US is scheduled for early October. I posted this on G+ on 9/22/12 with a paste from the email I received back from ASUS.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/118150477249067706718/posts/dS4ENkYkxFX

  • Russell Walker

    *obligatory "lol i've been on cm10 for months" comment*
    =P
    i'm still really happy with my decision to buy the prime. in spite of the I/O and GPS issues it's still one of the best tablets out there IMO.

  • Jon Booth

    No the last in the door should not get the best of what is offered. What is wrong with you J

  • Jon Booth

    It seems to me ASUS values Swedish customers more than any others with a stupid move like this. Why the bias ASUS? Is their money different or better in some way?

    • tehsouthpaw

      I would say they probably went with Sweden in order to test the changes in a very limited, but still real-world environment, in order to make sure the upgrade goes smoothly before releasing it on such a large market as the US or Asia. It's not that their money is better in some way...the upgrade is free after all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.kunnecke Mark Kunnecke

    Why do I keep getting a message saying "There is no update available for you device currently." on my TF201?