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Asus Transformer Receiving Update to Build 8.6.5.18

Own an Asus Transformer? Check for in your system settings for an update! According to one of our readers and this Euro Asus Facebook page, a new update is on the way that will introduce app backups along with a variety of other bug fixes and enhancements. It’s not Ice Cream Sandwich of course, but I have to admit that Asus continues to impress me with the amount of updating they do to this device. So much for certain other tablets being released as the “dev devices” – this should be another reason you all seriously consider the Transformer Prime when it drops next week.

Changelog after the break.  

Cheers David!

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  • Corey Morreale

    hmmm i am still not seeing this update.

  • Anonymous

    As I type this from my updated Transformer, I have to admit that I become more and more confident of Asus’ products.

    I for one will NOT be updating to a Prime because I’m completely content with my current generation TF. But I will definitely be looking at Asus when the time to upgrade does happen.

  • Kingaremu

    ASUS Transformer i have owned for a while…very happy with it…thanks for the update guys… 

  • http://www.anishvshah.com Anish

    Sorry about the unrelated comment, need help in deciding: Refurbished Samsung Tab 10.1 vs. New Eee Pad Transformer (1) vs. Refurbished Transformer Vs. New Samsung Tab 7 Plus (budget is tight, no more than $399)

  • jbonics

    Asus you run it…..

  • Anonymous

    I bet the TF beats the “other developer” tabs to ICS. just saying… how long until sd card support? Seems like it took a while to get a buiot in feature to work, how long to pgrade an entire OS?

  • Anonymous

    installing now.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love this tablet. These quick updates reaffirm my choice in buying a TF.

  • Anonymous

    Note: I had to re-update Netflix on my TF.  It got rid of Netflix for some stupid reason for a moment.  So if you notice weirdness when a Netflix icon, don’t be surprised….

  • M.Slab

    I’ve never owned a Asus device prior to my Transformer but I will definitely keep buying their products. They impress the hell out of me with their support for it. I highly recommend them from my experience so far.

  • Nicholas_cook

    Now if we could just get some Hulu+ support. I would have nothing left to complain about.

  • Anonymous

    Installing it now.  Hope my issues with mounting my external USB drives go away with this one!  Wooohoo!

    • Pooch

      I have been having the same issues with the SD Card

      • Anonymous

        Yeah me too.  So far it’s looking good!  We’ll be able to tell for sure tonight or tomorrow.  It didn’t take long for it to stop working after a reboot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Asus just continues to impress.

    Is it too early to declare Samsung and Asus the two best Android manufacturers? Or do we have to wait for the Kindle Fire?

  • http://twitter.com/James_C_L James C. L.

    II’

    I’m really impressed with asus’ updates.
    They will earn my business soon enough

  • Anonymous

    Mine is at home, but hopefully this fixes the Wifi bug introduced in their last update. The wifi never turns off when sleeping if you have a dock and as a result the standby battery time is cut in half.

  • StormFreak

    Nice! One day after getting my Transformer, and there is already an update. Absolutely loving it so far, other than how much fingerprints show up on it… Oh well, first world problems.

  • Scottua2

    After I was finally able to update my Transformer to 8.6.5.13 Wednesday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Too bad the other manufacturers can’t update phones as fast as ASUS can update the Transformer. Then again, ASUS has 1 Android tablet, not a ton of phones to update.

    • Anonymous

      To be fair though, Asus really only has about 2 products that they need to update. Companies like HTC and Motorola have hundreds.

      • Mctypething

        Isn’t that the exact point he just made?

        • Guest

          ka ng isang titi kapatid?

      • Anonymous

        O/T Kellex, the dl store is still the old Droid-life 1.0 format.. It’s weird that’s all..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

        To be fairer, Asus isn’t trying to flood the market either. They’re only putting out devices they plan to support.

        It’s irking to see companies throw out a minor revision that won’t stay on the update path… (Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt… Wait… Pretty much every LTE phone on Verizon currently)

  • viewthis66

    awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/TheTechChat TheTechChat

    Absolutely: timely updates is just another reason to keep buying ASUS. I’ll be upgrading to the Prime as soon as I can, so if anyone wants to buy a used Transformer in great condition… :-)

  • Mack

    First?

    Never had a chance to do that.

    • EC8CH

      First First then eh?

      • Mack

        Yup. Had to do it just once. 

    • Anonymous

      you first, bro?