Transformer Prime owners, jump into About tablet>System Firmware Update and grab yourself the latest from Asus. The update itself appears to be very minor and small in size, but the WiFi version is updated slightly along with Bluetooth. The new build is 188.8.131.52-20120203 if you are keeping track.
We have heard that the Transformer Prime has had its problems. People have been disappointed over things like faulty GPS, weak WiFi and other assorted issues. Well apparently, all these issues have become too much for UK mobile device retailer, Clove to deal with. Clove UK has now pulled the device from their inventory and have issued this statement concerning the stoppage of sales:
We are at this time not satisfied that all units we could provide you with are working correctly, and performing to the standard we expect of the unit. We have therefore taken the decision until further notice stop selling the Asus Transformer Prime.
Them is fighting words. Weirdly enough, Asus has yet to come forward and speak of the Prime’s downfalls and continues to assure consumers that there are no issues with their products. All orders of the Prime through Clove will now be cancelled and buyer’s money will be returned. We know that some of you here are Prime owners. Are any of you having these issues? Are they completely unbearable? Let us know.
Via: Droid Dog
Above is a snapshot taken of what appears to possibly be the next rendition of the Asus Transformer tablet. According to documents alongside the unknown tablet, it is said to be model TF300T, which is a higher model number than its descendants. The Transformer Prime is model TF201, while the OG Eee Pad Transformer is model TF101.
Besides its obvious brick red backing, there is not much to actually separate this mystery device from the others in the lineup. One thing that is noticeable is the absence of an LED flash for the camera. Could this be just a red OG Transformer? We can hope that more leaked info (crosses fingers for specs) eventually makes its way to the Interwebz so we can go back to “hypebeastin’ devices.” One more leaked shot after the break. (more…)
Hot off the presses is a tweet sent out from the main Asus Twitter account, stating that the bootloader unlock tool should be available for the masses in February. After discovery by the community that the Transformer Prime shipped out completely locked down, there was mass plea for the company to release a tool to unlock it and make it the great tablet it has been advertised as.
If you are not concerned with warranties and other things associated with unlocking and rooting your Android devices, then this should be right up you alley. And with February literally right around the corner, we should start seeing a lot of movement start up in the Transformer Prime development forums.
Via: Twitter, Android Central
If you are into the rooting game and have yourself a new Transformer Prime, then you will be glad to hear that the newest OTA update that it received has already been rooted by the folks over at XDA. Just a quick download and a few commands in ADB, then you will be enjoying your new quad-core Android tablet with full superuser access. Have fun and be safe!
The Asus Transformer Prime has an update available as build 184.108.40.206. So far, we have absolutely no idea what it is fixing, but we will be on the lookout for a changelog. In the mean time, be sure to pull it by heading into Settings>About tablet>System firmware update.
Update: It appears now to be another GPS and camera update.
Cheers FAL_Fan and Joe!
Still haven’t full committed to buying an Asus Transformer Prime? Will a $399 price point help? That’s exactly what HHGregg is selling it at right now. We have no idea why they decided to slash the price by $100, but we will most definitely not be complaining.
The Asus Transformer Prime update to Ice Cream Sandwich is live now. If you own the device, check for it!