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#1 HellDriver

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

Asus Transformer finally gets Android 4.0 update

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If you own the original Asus Transformer and have been pulling your hair out for the last three months waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich to arrive, the company's Facebook page has good news: the OTA update is finally starting to roll out.

Back in December, Asus figured that ICS would be ready for the Transformer just shortly after theTransformer Prime update was green-lighted by Google. The date slipped a couple of times, and Asus just recently said that it would appear around the end of February or early March. Not as specific as you'd probably like, but at least it was something to shoot for.

Over in Taiwan, the light at the end of the tunnel has just gotten a whole lot brighter. The ICS update has started to trickle down to Transformer owners there, and one excited commenter from Hong Kong has reported his OTA success as well. Other anxious Asus fans have chimed in to find out when other regions will be able to get in on the action, but Asus has remained silent so far. The short version: it won't be much longer now that the bits have started flowing.

The cause for the repeated delays, Asus had said, was in getting approval from Google. Now that Asus has gotten ICS wrapped up for its Transformers, they can start preparing for the inevitable delays that will no doubt befall the upcoming arrival of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean on their tablets. The 5.0 update should be a lock for both devices considering Asus posted that they "take great pride in delivering on-going enhancements and support for products that are well into their life cycle."

More at Engadget and Asus' Facebook page.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

Running it now, 95% improvements all round, 5% bugs but to be expected and hopefully fixed in next update, solid update

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:27 AM

Running it now, 95% improvements all round, 5% bugs but to be expected and hopefully fixed in next update, solid update


What are the bugs?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:54 PM

I know it's a stupid question but can you operate Android OS with a cursor? Whats the use of the touchpad?

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:08 PM


Running it now, 95% improvements all round, 5% bugs but to be expected and hopefully fixed in next update, solid update


What are the bugs?



Launcher crashes quite often leaving a blank homescreen set, sometimes it restarts sometimes you have to force stop from settings

Audio from video files is almost silent, mp3s are a lot quieter too but video files are too quiet to watch a film with




I know it's a stupid question but can you operate Android OS with a cursor? Whats the use of the touchpad?



Yes it works just like a laptop with a cursor etc, minus right click menu, right click is "back", but with ICS you can reconfigure the right and middle buttons (If you use a mouse with middle buttons)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I didn't know Android can be used with a mouse too. :D

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I didn't know Android can be used with a mouse too. :D


Yep with Honeycomb and ICS it can :D

Still nicer to use touchscreen on a big tablet though but its handy for getting the cursor inbetween those letters you need to edit without using a big finger 100x until you hit it :)

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:46 PM


Thanks for the reply.

I didn't know Android can be used with a mouse too. :D


Yep with Honeycomb and ICS it can :D

Still nicer to use touchscreen on a big tablet though but its handy for getting the cursor inbetween those letters you need to edit without using a big finger 100x until you hit it :)

People using Android's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: OMG WOW AMAZING
People using Windows 8's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: WTF THIS IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN ON EARTH

People using Android's touch UI on a 10.1" screen: OMG WOW THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A BIGGER SCREEN
People using Windows 8's touch UI on a 14" screen: WTF THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A SMALLER SCREEN

Customer logic.

Edited by FalseAgent, 25 February 2012 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:32 PM



Thanks for the reply.

I didn't know Android can be used with a mouse too. :D


Yep with Honeycomb and ICS it can :D

Still nicer to use touchscreen on a big tablet though but its handy for getting the cursor inbetween those letters you need to edit without using a big finger 100x until you hit it :)

People using Android's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: OMG WOW AMAZING
People using Windows 8's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: WTF THIS IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN ON EARTH

People using Android's touch UI on a 10.1" screen: OMG WOW THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A BIGGER SCREEN
People using Windows 8's touch UI on a 14" screen: WTF THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A SMALLER SCREEN

Customer logic.


Urm... Ok Captain Capslock

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:39 PM


People using Android's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: OMG WOW AMAZING
People using Windows 8's touch UI with a mouse and keyboard: WTF THIS IS THE WORST THING TO EVER HAPPEN ON EARTH

People using Android's touch UI on a 10.1" screen: OMG WOW THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A BIGGER SCREEN
People using Windows 8's touch UI on a 14" screen: WTF THIS UI SHOULD BE ON A SMALLER SCREEN

Customer logic.


Urm... Ok Captain Capslock

Just saying what I observe. Sorry 'bout the capslock overload if it really bothers so much.

Edited by FalseAgent, 25 February 2012 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:02 PM

@FalseAgent Android is meant to be used on touch screen, and mouse is optional but more than 80% of people will use Windows 8 Metro UI with a mouse. That's why Windows 8 is being criticized.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:15 PM

@FalseAgent Android is meant to be used on touch screen, and mouse is optional but more than 80% of people will use Windows 8 Metro UI with a mouse. That's why Windows 8 is being criticized.

I understand that, but we need to keep in mind that if we continue that, we will never reach a future where all of our technology is able to converge together. Which really sucks.

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