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Asus Twitter Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich for the Transformer

Not that anyone wasn’t expecting Ice Cream Sandwich on the Asus Transformer, but a confirmation from the company behind it is always welcomed. Last night we saw a quick tease of the follow-up device to it called the Transformer Prime along with assurance from their chairman that ICS could be here well before the end of the year. With a November 9th date scheduled to unveil that device, we may also be in store for an ICS announcement. The end of 2011 is getting better by the minute.

Via: Twitter

  • Dan Brown

    Asus is so aweome with the updates!!

  • Anonymous


  • Jim Eakins

    Love my transformer, great news.

  • Anonymous

    Tablets are luxury toys not necessities. THey will be some awesome tablets coming through the pipes now until   2012!

  • jbonics

    Yep my ICS will be here a couple days before the xoom. Oh and a tablet a waste of money…… my GF babysits her 3 nieces once a week, it’s the best $400 i have ever spent. Only pennies off the cigar fund, haaaahaa… GOT ZILCH…

  • JD

    Seems odd that ICS may be launching on a tablet before the next Nexus device. Maybe we are in for a surprise from VZW? Galaxy Nexus on the 27th?

  • Dan

    I wish these tablets were priced sub $250, that’d be dope

  • Scott Willenborg


  • Anonymous

    … as a xoom owner, cudos to asus. I really like the new transformer prime (we are android, ftw!)

  • Asus just keeps impressing me. I may have to get my next tablet from them.

  • Kcmex

    Use and enjoy my transformer every day, great to here Asus is going to keep it up to date.

  • Anthony Lamberto

    made my day even better 🙂

    • Anthony Lamberto thinks the transformer has received updates before the WIFI Xoom, can someone from Droid Life let him know he could not be farther from the truth.  

      • Anthony Lamberto

        its happened before

  • And WIFI Xoom has gotten every update first, by a lot

  • you are wrong the transformer will not see ICS before the Xoom wifi

  • Anonymous

    Either the Transformer or Transformer 2 will officially be my laptop replacement come Christmas!

  • Do you think Moto pushes updates to the Xoom?  Because you would be wrong, the Xoom WIFI updates come straight from the big Google

  • Anonymous

    Transformer beating the XOOM again.. great developer device this is…

    • Anonymous

      Of course Asus will make this claim.. They want you to buy it and it sounds like you did..

      • Anonymous

        Admittedly, I did too. I’m not knocking Moto, I’m a huge fan. That said, I’m very happy with my Txfrmr even if I don’t get 3G/LTE. I guess I’m glad that I didnt jump on the Xoom when it came out, only to see other tablets like the Sammy get LTE out the door. I’m rooting for Google/Motomobile to knock it out of the park soon.

      • Last time they said coming soon, we got the update a week later

  • I am curious when Google will push it to the Xoom , and for the record, I use my Xoom at least 1.2 hours a day on my commute. So it is awesome for me.

  • Kevlew70

    I think the Transformer Prime will have Ice Cream sandwich at release. They are being very hush hush about it. Why else would they name it the Prime(first) model? At least i’m hoping. Keeping my eye out for this baby to preorder at Amazon.

    • Prime does not mean “First”. It means “Of first importance”… meaning the most important. Meaning the Transformer Prime, in Asus’ eyes is the only tablet that matters. Judging by my experience with the og Transformer so far, I think Transformer Prime is a fitting name indeed.

  • Lmrojas

    The Terga 3 is faster than the core 2 dual? I need proof of this fan boys!

  • Sigh

    These Android tablets are a waste of money. Just like the iPad.

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think he is mad. Broke for sure, but not mad.

    • gimlet72

      Tablets are “luxury” items. No one needs one but they are fun to have. I have yet to purchase one but I watch a lot of video on my phone. It would be nice to have something with a bigger screen to do it on. Laptops are nice but if I am out it takes a while for me to boot up the computer and use it. If you have the money and you will use it then it is worth it. If you have to “find” the money to buy a tablet then the person buying it probably shouldn’t be getting one.

    • Lowes

      I agree. These tablets don’t provide much more than a smartphone other than a bigger screen. At that size, I’d rather get a netbook.

    • Anonymous

      I dunno, I think there is a place for every device. I’m a techy, wifey is not. She has a dInc running Miui, and the iPad works very well for her limited interest in tablets. Meanwhile, my Txfrmr provides the flexibility of a larger screen with 4x the battery life of my Thunderbolt. I ditched my laptop in favor of the netbook dock. As for “functionality” I have Splashtop streamer that I connect to from anywhere to my pc or server by remote (I can also use Teamviewer, but thats another story). Barring the lack of an optical disk, I have no desire to go back to a netbook or laptop. (Hmm, I wonder if I can connect my portable DVD burner to the Txfrmr…)

    • Anonymous

      i gave mine to my mom. i couldnt find a practical use for it. waste of money in my opinion, but HAD TO HAVE IT.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Sold! I am on this like flys on shizzz. I have been waiting and waiting and this seems like the one for me. Thin, fast, ICS….

    • Mctypething

      Yeah, there won’t be any other thin and fast tablets with ICS. You better grab this one now.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        at this stage… there is not. What, you think Moto is gonna do it? At least these guys are on the cutting edge of CPU and OS and design smart ass.

        • Mctypething

          u mad bro?

        • like the Xoom is a POS right?  whats it like a whole .05MM thicker, jeez 

          • Anthony Lamberto

            u mad bro? 

            yea needed to be said after you spammed this entire thing about the Xoom… the Transformer and Xoom are both great tablets, but Asus has gotten the updates out before the Xoom every time.

  • Anonymous

    Any pricing info available?

  • Kuboo99

    I don’t know why I bought a tablet because I don’t need one at all, but at least it gets updates quickly 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I can’t say my transformer was really money well spent, but I’m happy I have it and that’s all that counts in my book 😀

    • Mctypething

      Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.

  • viewthis66


  • I haven’t ever really felt a need to get a tablet, so is it bad that I want this tablet just because it has ICS? 

    • Alan Paone

      The transformer’s always been a lot more productive and useful than other tablets. Now, with a processor that’s faster than the core 2 Duo, and a fancy and modern OS, I wouldn’t blame you for wanting one. I’m saving up for launch day myself

      • Let’s see how this thing is priced and I might just get one as well.

    • Mctypething