The ASUS Transformer AiO is a strange sort of beast – it's half desktop computer, half massive Android tablet. Here's the thing, though: it's surprisingly cool. I've been using one for the last week or so (review coming soon), and have been extremely surprised at the amount of utility I've found in this mix-n-match device, as well as how well thought-out it is. But I'm getting ahead of myself here – you'll have to wait for the review for the full skinny.

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Up to this point, my main problem with the Android side is that it was running 4.1, and 4.2 would be perfect for the unit since it brings multiple user accounts (because this is a fantastic family machine). It's as if ASUS could read my thoughts, because the company just pushed 4.2.1 to the massive not-so-handheld, putting it on par with the company's other recent devices.

Current AiO owners can jump into Android and pull the update by heading into Settings > About tablet > System updates.

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.

  • Ricardo Ferreira

    WTF Asus.. What about our Transformer Prime???

    • Tyson Young
      • Ricardo Ferreira

        True, but still...

        • Tyson Young

          At least Flumpster and NRGZ on XDA ported the TF700 and TF300 JB 4.2 Roms over and it runs just fine on mine... I do wish that it was stock for the TF201 though.

          • Ricardo Ferreira

            Would you believe that I'm still running stock, with bootloader locked, and no root?? And the Prime is 1yo this week.. :P

            I do miss the Lag Fix app tho.

          • Nick V

            I am running the same as you. I love my Prime, but I would like to see it updated. I know it can handle it. The AiO came out around the same time, didn't it?

          • Ricardo Ferreira

            The prime has the same hardware (some minor changes) to the TF300 and the TF700.. So I don't think it would be THAT hard to update our Prime.

    • troph

      Check out Androwook (custom rom) if you haven't already. Its a great, and speedy rom.

      • Nick V

        I have heard great things about Androwook. Unfortunately, I have never installed a customer ROM, so I am weary.

        • Ricardo Ferreira

          I do have my fair share of custom ROMs but I'm weary of this one. The instructions are so confusing talking about the TF300, the TF700, but no real instructions on to how to install it on TF201..

          • troph

            Wait what? Are reading from here?

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1674827Its quite straight-forward here, I included the quoted text:

            - Download "Hairybean 2.2.zip" and "Upgrade Hairybean 4.2.1 Bootloader & Recovery.zip" from the links below and copy to Micro SD.

            - Boot into recovery and flash "Upgrade Hairybean 4.2.1 Bootloader & Recovery.zip" from Micro SD card.

            - Click restart after completion and on restart LET THE BLUE LINE FILL ALL THE WAY, WHEN IT IS FINISHED IT WILL RESTART ITSELF BACK INTO TWRP.

            - Go to wipe options and do a factory reset, clear cache, clear dalvik, wipe system and finally format data.

            - Go to Install options and flash "Hairybean 2.2.zip" from Micro SD card.

            - When install is completed restart and allow 30-60 mins for the system to cache itself and then restart again upon which time you should now have a nice smooth TP.

            - Enjoy """

          • Ricardo Ferreira

            Thanks.. But the messed up part for me was the bootloader part.. I'll try it right now.. Thanks for the heads up!

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

      Doubt you'll ever see it officially.

    • andrew__des_moines

      My daughter won't share the Prime until I can get multi-user-account on it. I really need this update!

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  • TabTab

    Android 4.2 and classic Tablet UI? Yes, please!

  • biggerguysf

    Hope it's a less buggy update than the TF300.