Asus Transformer TF300T tablet gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA update

Asus Transformer TF300T tablet gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA updateThere's been a fair bit of water under the old tablet bridge since we got moderately excited about the Asus Transformer TF300T back at Mobile World Congress, in no small part the fault of the Google Nexus 7, which of course is made by Asus itself.

But the Transformer TF300T is back to remind us of its mid-range shape-shifting credentials thanks to news that Asus is now rolling out the tablet's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

Getting the Nexus 7 out the door in accordance with Google's wishes certainly kept Asus quiet for much of the opening half of this year, but in many ways that was a relief, as it was getting hard to keep up with all the tablets that were spewing forth from the hyperactive Taiwanese firm there.

The TF300T, or the Transformer Pad 300, is basically a slightly lower-spec Transformer Prime, retaining the quad-core Tegra 3 processor but trading in the 10.1in 1280 x 800 Super IPS+ panel for a plain vanilla IPS screen, and lowering the storage from 32GB to 16GB.

With the option of a keyboard dock to boost battery life to 15 hours, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, the TF300T wasn't a bad shout as it is for around £300.

Throw in the possibility of updating to Jelly Bean the moment you're up and running, and it looks an even better prospect.

For now the update is OTA only, but it shouldn't be long before it appears on the official Asus support site. Don't forget, though, that installing it will switch off native Flash support, and will make Wi-Fi Direct unusable too, apparently.

Via Android Central

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Pondlife  Aug. 20, 2012 at 19:47

Was thinking well no surprise they got this out so quick, then thought about how long Samsung took with ICS, seems positive change of pace.

xbox-360-elite  Aug. 20, 2012 at 23:26

I don't think it's out in the UK as of yet. I don't have it


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