ASUS Padfone 2 getting updated to Jelly Bean

December 21, 2012
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ASUS and their impressive smartphone and tablet hybrid we all know as the Padfone 2 is getting a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean today. After being announced in October and finally hitting a select few markets in November we're happy to report the update is available now. Earlier this month the update initially started, but today it's rolling out on a larger scale.

Along with Android Police reporting, we're getting multiple reports that the Padfone 2 is indeed getting the update today in multiple regions across Hong Kong, Japan, and more. ASUS has just released the update files for the Hong Kong and WWE version, so get it from the link.

The previous update to Jelly Bean for those other regions was a little different, and we're hearing this update is slightly newer with additional improvements and bug fixes. That quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro powered smartphone and its beautiful display will be even better with Jelly Bean and Google Now on board. Here's the changelog:

1. Upgraded to Android OS 4.1.1
2. Improved USB Internet Sharing to avoid disconnection
3. Improved the device’s audio quality
4. Enhanced camera's focus and photo-quality features
5. Optimal GPS function
6. ASUS Studio image editing feature
7. PinPal, BuddyBuzz, and Floating Widget applications
8. Optimal streaming quality for playback smoothness
9. Added Asus Quick Settings function

As usual the update is rolling out in stages, so you'll want to be on the lookout for a notification letting you know the sweet tasty update is available. For those who'd rather not wait, hit the link above or as usual you can manually check for updates right on the phone. Head into settings > about phone > and check for the OTA update. Since the tablet runs off the phone this will be all about the phone, but tablet goodies will also be updated and included. Let us know how it goes in the comments below.

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[via ASUS]


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  • michael king

    I have the update to Jelly Bean on my padfone 2 and now have some annoying problems including crashes where the device stall and is very hard to get it to reboot. Also the camera update won’t let me have higher resolution than 5.5 MP with my 13 MP camera – not good – the device also crashes when trying to watch movies purchased from the Playstore – can’t find any support either – hope they issue a patch soon.