Asus is preparing yet another update for the Transformer Prime, only this time it include a set of “awesome” features. After overcoming a shaky start that involved WiFi and GPS issues, the Prime has continued to be the only Android tablet worth considering thanks to its next-gen tech including a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. So when we hear that more awesomeness is on the way, our
nipples get hard (too much?) salivary glands start bubbling. What could it be? Would love to hear those guesses.
Via: Facebook, Android Police
We are teaming up with NVIDIA once again to offer you all a chance to win the top Android tablet on the market. The Transformer Prime along with its matching Lapdock station, was the first tablet in the world to sport the powerful quad-core Tegra 3 processor, capable of delivering an Android experience no other slate can. With the unparalleled gaming experience that the Prime and NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone can deliver, this tablet should have been on everyone’s Christmas list. But don’t worry if Santa didn’t bring you one, here is a another chance (for two of you) to receive one along with a docking keyboard station. (more…)
The Asus Transformer 300 tablet that we have been hearing rumors for has been officially shown at MWC. The folks over at Engadget have had a good hands-on with the tablet whose purpose many folks have been questioning. Is it the next Prime? Does it have top-of-the-line specs? Well, no actually. The Transformer 300 will be Asus’ more affordable, slightly less super-tablet for folks who don’t need to spend $600+ on an Android slate. (more…)
Owners of the Transformer Prime can start downloading the third firmware update this month for their tablets. With no changelog provided by Asus, it is hard to officially say what these updates are fixing or adding. We do know that it must be super minor given the fact that the update took about 2 minutes in total from download to installation and there’s only a minor bump in the build number from .14 to .15.
If you happen to notice anything different, let us know down below.
Within an hour or so after Asus released their bootloader unlocking tool for the Transformer Prime, devs had already released a custom ClockworkMod Recovery for it. It’s available now and will require a set of adb or fastboot commands in order to get it up and running. A flashable .zip version will be available shortly for those not comfortable doing it the manual way. Time for ROMs! Instructions at the source links.
Via: AndroidRoot, XDA
Keeping to their word, Asus has released the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime before the end of February. After catching more than a little flack for launching the product it locked, the social media and consumer outrage was enough to get them to turn to the good side of the Force. It took two months, but that’s actually not that bad if you consider that Motorola is almost at 2 years.
There aren’t instructions per se, but you should be able to simple download the .apk file below and run it to unlock.
More info: Asus Support
Cheers Bill, Tony, FAL_fan, tjhrulz and everyone else!
Specs have leaked before Asus’ official announcement at this year’s MWC for the next Transformer tablet. Just a week back, a couple shots of the rumored tablet made their way onto the Internet with the model number “TF300T” accompanying the pictures. We thought they could have been misleading, due to the fact that there was no flash on the backside of the tablet, but according to this new list of leaked specs, that may have in fact been the next Eee Pad. (more…)
The Transformer Prime is receiving an update to build number IML74K.US_epad-126.96.36.199-20120214 as of right now. This is literally a very small jump in builds so we can only assume this update is extremely minor. There is no changelog available, but if one comes out we’ll update the post.
Go ahead and update and drop some feedback down below if you notice anything good.