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NVIDIA Takes Us Through Ice Cream Sandwich on the Asus Transformer Prime

When Asus announced their new Transformer Prime, they made it clear that the device would ship with Honeycomb, but would be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) within a few weeks. To show how easy it will be for them to accomplish this task, the folks at NVIDIA have a T-Prime already equipped with ICS that they want you to see. Why NVIDIA? Well as you may know, this latest tablet from Asus is powered by their new Tegra 3 quad-core processor. So after playing with ICS source for only 2 days, they were able to get it up and running on production hardware – and boy is it smooth.

In the video below, you will get to see some of the new features of Android 4.0 on a tablet, a quick look at 1080p video, and a demo of Riptide for quad-core processors. If you have handled a Honeycomb tablet for any amount of time, you will probably be blown away by the speed that ICS and the Tegra 3 can bring. If this doesn’t make you want to upgrade to the Transformer Prime when it launches in December, then I don’t know what will.  

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  • Anonymous

    Am i the only one here who thought the Riptide “demo” he gave was absolutely pointless? I know it has better graphics than the tegra2 version, but he didnt even get to a point where you could actually tell!

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    is this flawless 1080p playback in ICS or just the Prime?

  • http://MakeCash2.com Sara Thomaas

    @cb7d9e16de5fc4746819f40aa1d472a3:disqus Wow this will.. my roomate’s step-sister makes $81/hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for 7 months but last month her pay was $8781 just working on the computer for a few hours. Go to this site http://trunc.it/ifahb

  • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

    ICS on the sgt10.1 will be amazing

  • http://twitter.com/jplunkett Jim Plunkett

    I want it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only that thinks this guy kinda sounds like Kenny Powers?

  • gimlet72

    I am aroused… this is like techie porn.

  • Cam

    I’m desperately trying to justify the cost of this tablet that I in no way need.

  • J Dub

    What’s the battery life going to be like with ICS on Tegra 3?

    • Peter Kelly

      Who cares?  Didn’t you hear, it has ICS!  :)

  • Snapintoaslimjim

    Wow this will be my first tablet.

  • Richard Yoo

    I’m torn between which color to get: Amethyst Gray or Champagne. They both look pretty good. What do you guys think?

    • Anonymous

      I like the Amethyst Grey color. My boyfriend likes the Champagne…decisions decisions. 😀

    • Jason Miner

      I am thinking hard about the Champagne color.  I thought it would be ugly as sin in some gaudy gold color, but man it is purty.

  • Anonymous

    how does it playback 1080p? It doesn’t have that good a screen

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      The Tegra 2 could not handle HD video well, so they are just showing that the Tegra 3 is much better in that department.

      • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        My transformer plays 720p perfectly. Granted im running on Roaches amazing Prime rom and kernel, but im not overclocked or anything. And yes, for those who dont know, the best TF rom shares the same name as the tablet thats replacing it. Coincidence….i think maybe not lol

  • Anonymous

    : Never have I been interested in a tablet until now… looking at the desktop I’m typing this from.. it now has an EOL (end of life) tag attached to it! lol

  • Jl92880

    What do you all think about the Lenovo LePad K2?  Is it hype?  I had the Xoom and sold it on Ebay to get the Transformer Prime.  The Transformer did really well for Asus and the updates were good. Lenovo’s 1st Tablet there was not a lot of interest.  So…I think the Android community will be more involved with the Transformer Prime vs Lenovo’s Tablet even if the hardware is better.

  • Kuboo99

    Aaaaah! Sometimes I hate technology. I shouldn’t have bought the Transformer because the TPrime is so much better, I shouldn’t have bought my Droid X because there are so many better phones coming soon after it. It gets to be a very silly cycle.

  • Skaletr

    this makes me want to sell my transformer and get the prime. i love how the ics phones have prime in there name lol. dont know if anyone else noticed this.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    SO much more excited about this than the Nexus

    • bigrob60

      Me too. Maybe I’ll claim insurance on my OG Droid to get a “newer” phone to hold me over & just get this  instead.

    • Anonymous

      Nexus has fallen way down for me. I’m more excited about something comparable to the Galaxy Note being released on Verizon and then the Transformer Prime. 

  • Anonymous

    Now up on Amazon! No dock yet, but hopefully soon.

    • Lmrojas

      Youre a dick. I transferred money into my checking account before checking if you were telling the truth.

      • http://profiles.google.com/djnapieralski DJ Napieralski

        Here it is, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0067PLM5E/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mbn0c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0067PLM5E

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

         I think you owe someone an apology.

      • Anonymous

        Hahahaha. Forgive me for thinking that everyone who reads an Android enthusiast website would know how to get to the world’s largest online retailer and use a search function.  Guess next time I’ll be sure to give the link, just for “special” people like you–but I appreciate the compliment. Dick.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonTsujimura Jason Tsujimura

    Finally, a tablet that has me excited. Perhaps this will be my first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas


    Wow, now I feel like a Gnex fan

    • niuguy

      Yeah…hurts, don’t it?  *hits refresh to check for GS news*

  • Anonymous


  • Brandon Sobotta

    Looking forward to ICS on my Xoom, shouldnt take them long to get it ported. I wanted a quad core, but I couldnt wait till christmas for it.

    • Anonymous

      So you bought a xoom????

      • Brandon Sobotta

        I originally bought a transformer, but I needed to root it for work. Shitty thing is the version of the transformer I bought at the time wasn’t rootable due to changes ASUS made in the software so I had to exchange it for a tablet that could be rooted. Hence the Xoom.

  • JMac726

    Does this have USB Host support?

    • http://customresearchpaper.net/ custom research paper

      I think that has

    • Gregorypoe4734

      3.0 does

  • Anonymous

    2 days to get a device fully functional on a new version of Android OS?  Assuming it isn’t laden with bugs I guess we know exactly how much lead time UI overlays add.

  • Anonymous

    I think I found the table to free me from my Ipad 2. Now if only I could find a phone to free me from my OG…….

  • Anonymous

    this is a good tablet. quadcore and ICS at launch. i wish that ugly bezel wasnt so big though.

  • Djenks24

    Haven’t been to excited about tablets yet, they haven’t built what I want (Tablet & phone to use for work) but I may have to get this one!!!

  • Sirx

    I can haz???

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope this actually comes before Christmas and actually with ICS either shipping in it or with an immediate OTA.

  • keith

    Sold my galaxy tab 10.1 a couple weeks ago as I was considering getting one of these.  After watching just that video it was enough to make me pull the trigger, now I’ve got it pre-ordered from Amazon.  Wow is that thing snappy, puts the tab 10.1 to shame.

  • EC8CH

    Off topic, but does anyone know any rumors about the next revision of the Galaxy tab 10.1 that we should see next year?  I’m debating between the Prime or waiting to see what Samsung has in store for next year.  If the Galaxy Tab adds a higher resolution screen, that would be something I would wait for even if it ends up thicker than the Prime.

    • Mctypething

      If you wait for the next Galaxy Tablet, by then there will be something else to wait for.

      • EC8CH


        I’m specifically looking at buying an android tablet next year.  My point is I’m most interested by the Prime and the next version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Specs of the Prime are pretty well know, so I’m curious to what G-Tab will bring next year.

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • Mctypething

          lol – are you going to post that to all of my comments? Time for some new material moron. At least mix it up a little with some insults other than ‘dick’. You have to be a little smarter than that?

          • Guest

            how is that?

          • Mctypething

            I’m sure you get a lot of use out of that picture.

          • Guest

          • Mctypething

            u a Guest bro?

          • Anonymous

            BATTLE ROY-AL……………

          • Guest


          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ab-Gar/538974072 Ab Gar

            you mad bro?

          • Guest

            ha! ha!  he can dish it out but can’t take it.

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

  • Anonymous

    We’re gonna see the Transformer Prime before the Nexus.
    So much for “first device with Ice Cream Sandwich!”

    • Anonymous

      *In the USA

      • Dan

        yeah the nexus is the first device with ICS in Europe right now……sooooo

        • Anonymous

          Was just saying, I know it doesn’t make me feel any better.

  • Anonymous

    is this gonna be ported to the HP Touchpad?

    • Anonymous

      It will, but its going to take a while.

  • Anonymous

    just give me a release date :)

    • Anonymous

      … for the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        could care less about the gnex i want the transformer

  • Chris420o

    Damn…i want

  • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

    That is so sick.