Asus delays ICS update for original Transformer to as late as March

February 15, 2012
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While owners of Asus' swanky new Eee Pad Transformer Prime are already enjoying an official Ice Cream Sandwich update, owners of the OG Transformer have been left out in the cold. The company originally committed to a February release for the Android 4.0 update, not long after the January update for the Prime. Now Asus Singapore's Facebook page has stated that the upgrade will be delayed, possibly until March, disappointing Android enthusiasts all over the world.

Asus has been comparatively fast with their updates so far, keeping the Eee Pad Transformer on recent releases of Honeycomb and upgrading the Transformer Prime just a month after its public release. Compare that to just about ever Android tablet manufacturer (with the exception of Motorola and the XOOM, a developer device) who almost never distribute timely updates. Considering the good will that Asus earned wit the Prime's update and its bootloader unlock program, this is a disappointing turn of events.

Asus didn't offer a reason for the delay; the Transformer's hardware is more than capable of running ICS, and its software has a minimal deviation from AOSP code. The delay shouldn't be set in stone - the various international arms of Asus have contradicted each other before, especially on social networks. In the meantime there's a few options for the modder crowd, which have already begun delivering Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs based on Android's open source code.

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[via Android Police]


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  • Ron Khondji

    Damn that sucks.

  • In Games Mq

    WHattt.. fuck.. more time?? again??

    but what is differente from TF 1 and TF2 to make this delay??? I thought they booth had similar capabilities, despite tegra 3 ?

    Dissapointed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Foosa-Noble/100001939436588 Foosa Noble

    Come on ASUS  the ICS is going to melt!!!   
    but wait there’s more!  want some android 5.0  jellybean????
    then get ready to Wait some more….. and more      and more………………………….wait your TF-101 cant run it…you need to buy an TF 301 mark 4  Transformer Rodd-O- Miss  Prime..

  • Anonymous

    I personally think that the delay means that Asus are being super sure that they are getting it right, which can only be a good thing in my opinion. And it’s not long till March!

  • Anonymous

     love the idea of a melting ICS… and also love jellybean.  There are jellybean phones in the new kids book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again!  I wonder if this was the inspiration.
    but I can wait. Can practise patience, and March is only a couple of weeks off.

  • Tivochick

    Suckity sucky suck! Every day this month I look for my ICS.. March could be a 6 week wait.

  • Anonymous

    it will be a welcome update when it arrives but im still more than happy with mine for now! Great machine. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/andersonpaac Anderson Carredias

    Waiting badly for it!

  • tommy

    Hello my transformer is loaded and a little bit stutters. Will ICS make it faster, slower, or the exact same?