Asus Facebook: Original Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich Update in the “Process of Being Approved by Google”

Over the weekend, Asus confirmed to a concerned “OG” Transformer owner that his device was indeed getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update. From the looks of it, as soon as Google approves the new firmware, we will then be in business. Congrats to Asus’ social networking skills and keeping their worried customers in the loop.

Via: Facebook

Cheers Michael!

And the Winner of NGGG #4 and an Asus Transformer with Prize Pack is…

A month ago today, we announced our November Gobbler Gaming Giveaway (NGGG), a month long contest that included four (4) NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered tablets and a couple of gaming-inspired prize packs. For the last 3 weeks, we have handed out a different tablet, with the prize packs (Jamboxes and $25 gift cards) being tacked on during the last two giveaways. Up first was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 followed by the Asus Transformer last week and then another GTab. So far we have seen an intense amount of participation, but these last two weeks were even crazier thanks to the added prize packs.

With over 3,000 entries in just over a week, we are officially blown away for the 4th straight week in a row. So as to not delay this announcement any further, let’s get to it.

The winner is…  (more…)

NGGG Tablet Giveaway #4 – Win an Asus Transformer, Jambox and $25 Gift Card from NVIDIA and the Tegra Zone

The final week of the November Gobbler Gaming Giveaway is here, folks! Thanks to NVIDIA, we have already given away three premium Android tablets powered by their Tegra 2 processor to three amazing DL community members. So to go out with a bang, we have one more tablet (Asus Transformer) to give away along with a prize pack that includes a Jawbone Jambox speaker and a $25 giftcard so that you can buy all of the top games from the Tegra Zone. It has been a wild month to say the least, so let’s just jump right into this one and see how many entries we can total. Last week we saw over 3,900 – can we top it?  (more…)

And the Winner of NGGG #2 and an Asus Transformer is…

Last week, we announced our November Gobbler Gaming Giveaway (NGGG), a month long contest that includes four (4) NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered tablets and a couple of gaming-inspired prize packs. Each week, we will hand out a different tablet, with the prize packs (Jamboxes and $25 gift cards) being tacked on to the last two giveaways. Up first was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 followed by the Asus Transformer this week that you are seeing in the photo above. This is hands down one of the top two Android tablets on the market today, even after being out for a number of months. Time for someone new to experience one of the most updated Android devices to date.  (more…)

Best Buy Bringing the Tablet Heat on Black Friday: Asus Transformer for $249, Acer Iconia 7 for $189, Toshiba Thrive for $279

Two weeks from today, many of you will flock to electronics and big box stores to snatch up the amazing deals that they have advertised for Black Friday. One of your stops should probably include Best Buy if tablets were one of your holiday shopping options. In their Black Friday ad that was released to just about every BF site on the planet today, it’s pretty clear that they want to move some tablet inventory.

How does an Asus Transformer for just $249 sound? The Toshiba Thrive at $279? Maybe the Acer Iconia 7 for just $189? By the end of November 25, you might have a family full of Android tablets.  (more…)

Asus Transformer Receives Another Update to Build 8.6.5.19

Owners of the Asus Tranformer are being greeted this morning with another pleasant update notification.  Wait, didn’t we do this just 6 days ago?  Today’s update is to bring the Transformer up to build version 8.6.5.19.  We have not heard officially what the update includes, but got a tip that it may activate the feature for backing up users apps. If any of our readers figure it out, be sure to let us know down below.  Were there some bugs from the last update that they’re fixing up now?  If you are all able to pull the update, let us know what’s going on. Enjoy.

Cheers David and Shawn!

NGGG Tablet Giveaway #2 – Win an Asus Transformer from NVIDIA and the Tegra Zone

Week 2 of the November Gobbler Gaming Giveaway starts now! Thanks to NVIDIA and the Tegra Zone, we are handing out a total of 4 tablets to the fine folks here at Droid Life over the next few weeks. We gave one away last Friday, but there are still 3 more up for grabs, including two at the end of the month that have been bundled with Jawbone Jambox speakers and $25 gift cards. It’s going to be a wild finish to the end, so be sure to check back often for details on the latest event. For this week though, let’s see what we have in store.  (more…)