Owners of ASUS' original Eee Pad Transformer have something to be excited about, as the update to software version 18.104.22.168 began rolling out earlier today.
While the update isn't too exciting (keeping the device at Android 4.0.3), it does bring a handful of fixes that TF101 users have been waiting for for some time. Among them are fixes for video playback, Chrome performance, and various app performance issues. Unofficial user reports indicate that the update may also bring smoother performance overall. Here's the full (official) change log:
22.214.171.124 Release Notes
- Fix Chrome browser and black screen issues
- Fix "Mobile Dock Battery saving mode" bug
- Fix movie playback hang issue
- Enhance MyLibrary and Vibe performance
- Enhance AppBackup stability
- Enhance Email stability
- Update translation for Settings
As usual, users looking to grab the update manually need only check for system updates in their device's Settings menu. Read More
Hey all you OG Transformer owners - wanna unlock your tablet by looking at it? Better start hitting that 'System Updates' button, because ASUS just started pushing an OTA that will let you do just that. This update not only brings Face Unlock to the device, but a handful of other features and fixes:
- Improves system stability
- Improves Email App stability
- Improves MyNet stability
- Improves MyLibrary stability
- Add System Bar Lock: Lock the system bar when playing games
- Add Email App new feature: Email download size/Thread/Out of office notification/Mail Sync schedule
The update should be rolling out to all TF101's in the U.S. Read More
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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Koushik Dutta, the author of ClockworkMod recovery, has released versions of the touch-enabled CWM Touch recovery over the weekend for both the original ASUS Transformer TF101 and the Transformer Prime TF201. The two devices join an already extensive list of phones with Touch recovery support - in fact, they seem to be the first tablets to support it in CWM's history.
: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.
To get the touch-enabled ClockworkMod recovery on your device (currently version 126.96.36.199), make sure you're rooted, load up ROM Manager and click Flash ClockworkMod Touch. Read More
If you're at all into TV, you've heard of Hulu. Chances are, you're watching something on Hulu right now on your PC, phone, XBOX360, Wii, Roku, PS3, iPad, 3DS, or any of the other supported devices. The list is pretty long, but until today it had one glaring omission - Android tablets. Sure, some tablets, like the Kindle Fire, HTC Flyer, or the Vizio VTAB, were already supported, but they were running Gingerbread and didn't have a proper tablet UI. Well, no more.
Hulu has released an update to the Hulu Plus (app available to Plus subscribers for $7.99 a month) that introduces a brand new tablet-optimized interface and support for the following tablet devices:
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime
- Motorola Xoom
- Motorola XYBoard 10.1
- Toshiba Thrive
- Acer Iconia (although it's unclear which Iconia exactly, because the A100 is incompatible - they probably mean the A500)
- LG G-Slate
- HTC Flyer
- Vizio 8" Tablet
It was puzzling to see no mention of any Galaxy Tab variants on that list, most notably the 10.1, and I've confirmed it's indeed listed as incompatible. Read More
Many TF101 owners have been [im]patiently waiting on Android 4.0 to hit their devices for at least a week now to no avail. Of course, knowing an update is floating around out there and having to wait for it is even more frustrating than actually waiting for the update to become available, so ASUS UK took to its Facebook page earlier today with a tip on how to get your hands on the update right now from the ASUS support pages for the TF101.
Seems pretty straightforward, right? The only caveat to be aware of is that there are a few different versions of the 4.0.3 update available for different regions, so make sure you download the correct one. Read More
Last week, the CyanogenMod team launched the first CM9 nightly builds for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM. As of today, the following devices also have CM9 nightly builds available:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi and I/O Edition (download: p4wifi) - yay for the latter, as it seems Samsung completely abandoned it - I believe mine is still running 3.1 with no updates in sight.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 SGH-T859 on T-Mobile (download: p4tmo)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (download: galaxys2) - I wouldn't try this on carrier-specific U.S. variants if I were you, wait for those to surface separately.
Like clockwork this time, the Ice Cream Sandwich update is now being sent over-the-air to Transformer TF101 owners in the United States and Canada.
ASUS UK, which also promised the OTA today, assured us it's still coming:
To those asking, TF101 ICS update is scheduled to be with you all today. Please be patient, we have a whole world of Tablets to update ;)
Update: Looks like it's rolling out worldwide at this point.
So go ahead, check your Transformer and join the
cool kids Android 4.0 club.
Thanks, @denrid0cks, Dude, Bert, and others! Read More
Update #1: According to ASUS' Twitter, the Android 4.0 update should begin rolling out in the U.S. tomorrow, February 24th. Yay!
Update #2: ASUS UK confirmed the same date.
After numerous delays and much confusion (mostly due to ASUS Singapore being more out of touch with reality than other regional divisions), ASUS finally started the Ice Cream Sandwich over-the-air update process for the original Transformer TF101 today.
The official ASUS Facebook account stated that the OTA with version number 188.8.131.52 is going to be available in Taiwan first, followed by other regions "soon after." Hopefully, that means the rest of the world will be able to enjoy ICS within the next few days, barring any unexpected issues. Read More
After ASUS's Singapore Facebook stated an Android 4.0 OTA would be hitting the OG Transformer as late as March, it now seems that ASUS UK's Facebook page is indicating that said update will be landing in the next week:
A quick refresher on the TF101 ICS Update that you are all so patiently waiting for. Our engineers are working hard on getting this ready for you as soon as possible and are still aiming for a February release. As always as soon as we hear any further news or a definitive date we will let you know.
ASUS UK Facebook
While different regions do have differing release time frames for various reasons (eg, language support), you'd think ASUS would go about announcing this sort of information in a way that might be slightly, uh, organized. Read More