ASUS updates TF700 and TF300 with bug fixes, improved performance

September 18, 2012
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ASUS has ended up playing a cruel joke on Transformer Infinity TF700 users today with an update to both the TF700 and Transformer Pad TF300 tablets. Many TF700 users initially thought the update was Jelly Bean, but it turned out to be just a maintenance update that fixes some bugs and improves performance a little. The TF700 update includes updated firmware for the camera, as well as a simplified boot animation. The TF300 received mostly minor bug fixes, since it's already on Jelly Bean.

ASUS released its Transformer Infinity TF700 tablet back in July, and users have been waiting on a Jelly Bean update ever since, but there's no word from the company as to when they will be bringing Google's latest version of Android to the TF700. Hopefully its users will be able to take advantage of Jelly Bean soon, especially since the TF700 is more than capable of running such a sophisticated operating system.

The TF700 runs off of an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM. It's 10.1-inch LED display with a 1920x1200 resolution definitely impresses, and it doesn't hurt that it has all the necessary amenities like an 8MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It also sports a microSD card slot and a port for mini-HDMI.

TF700 and TF300 users are seeing their update arrive at different times, so if you haven't seen an update notification yet, be patient while ASUS rolls it out to you. In the meantime, don't get your hopes up for Jelly Bean this time. However, hopefully ASUS gets the message that its users seriously want it.

[via Droid Life]


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  • Scott Alford

    I’m getting ready to bring mine back to Best Buy because I was told it was getting Jelly Bean right away. My xoom and nexus 7 have Jelly Bean and for my new bleeding edge device to still be on ics is sad. Ill just stick with the xoom. Sorry Asus!

    • theexman

      Nexus 7 came with it. Xoom got the update first because it’s google reference tablet for Android development.

    • theexman

      Nexus 7 came with it. Xoom got the update first because it’s google reference tablet for Android development.

    • Jim

      wow…people are incredibly impatient. I would bet that when ICS comes to the TF700, it will still be long before virtually all other devices.

      • Jim

        whoops, meant jellybean obviously.

      • Jim

        whoops, meant jellybean obviously.

    • Jim

      wow…people are incredibly impatient. I would bet that when ICS comes to the TF700, it will still be long before virtually all other devices.

  • Ben

    The TF 700 does not have lte. It is WiFi only. Get your facts straight before you publish a professional article.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.doukas.33 George Doukas

    CRAP! I’ve only had the inifinity for like 2 weeks but I am so OVER waiting for the update! I got my Flash app install ready in case I needs to reinstall it and the waiting is killing me! Wish the firmware update would be less vague about it was!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.doukas.33 George Doukas

    CRAP! I’ve only had the inifinity for like 2 weeks but I am so OVER waiting for the update! I got my Flash app install ready in case I needs to reinstall it and the waiting is killing me! Wish the firmware update would be less vague about it was!

  • Draden Graf

    Posted about this a few days ago. It was mainly camera fixes. Wish it was Jelly Bean. Damn tablet keeps crashing with most games until I shut it off then restart.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111255661399111229292/posts/jZ68ZHstwXf

  • Draden Graf

    Posted about this a few days ago. It was mainly camera fixes. Wish it was Jelly Bean. Damn tablet keeps crashing with most games until I shut it off then restart.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111255661399111229292/posts/jZ68ZHstwXf

  • matt

    my tf300 says it has android version 4.1.1 . I s tha tnot jelly bean

    • GodsPrototype

      They are talking about the TF700 not having jelly bean yet. TF300 does

  • Mikesphoneandtab

    Wow. Why would anyone give an Infinity back just because of a slow update. The tablet is already a beast of a device. Please don’t give them away. Give all your Infinities to me!

  • Andre

    How is this for a prediction. Jellybean update for TF700 will come out when it’s 4G and LTE brothers hit the US.