ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

ASUS Transformer Prime update adds Ethernet and face unlock

Last night we caught wind of an update for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime that, to ASUS' thinking at least, was going to be "awesome". Today the Italian arm of ASUS spilled the beans on the new features, and while "awesome" is a relative term, there are at least a few new features that Transformer Prime owners will be happy to receive. Chief among the additions in the 9.4.2.21 update is support for Ethernet networking, acheived via a USB converter. Ice Cream Sandwich's Face Unlock feature is now fully supported on the Prime's forward-facing camera.

ASUS teases Transformer Prime update with new features

Most owners would say that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is a pretty complete machine, especially after its Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade. Aside form a few niggling hardware problems, it's pretty much all anyone could want from an Android tablet - blazing Tegra 3 processor, all-aluminum construction, bright HD screen. Apparently that's not enough for ASUS: they've posted on their official Facebook account that some "Awesome new features" will be added in the next software update.

Android Community Transformer Prime Quad-Core Bundle Giveaway!

Who wants to win the ultimate tablet experience from Android Community and NVIDIA? If you've been eying an Android tablet, and don't want to wait in those ridiculously long lines for that other iDevice available this week, then Android Community has you covered with our ASUS Transformer Prime Quad-core Bundle Giveaway. Where we have not one, but two of these bundles to giveaway to two lucky readers. This isn't just the tablet either. We are throwing in the Prime keyboard dock, and an awesome Powerbag Messenger carry case meant for tablets with a built-in battery. Get all the details below.

Asus releases Transformer Prime bootloader unlock tool

It's finally time, Eee Pad Transformer Prime owners: Asus has graced you with its promised bootloader unlock tool. If you don't want to waste precious seconds reading, click this here link to get to the download page. Select "Android" in the OS pull-down menu, then click "Utilities", then click the download link under "Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader". The bootloader unlock tool will only work if you've updated your Transformer Prime to the official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, and like all bootloader unlocks, it will wipe your personal information completely.

UK retailer Clove halts Transformer Prime sales for quality control issues

Asus is on top of the Android tablet heap at the moment thanks to the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, but they've had a hard time keeping it there lately. A number of controversies have sprouted up around the quad-core Android slate. Apparently those quality issues have led UK online gadget seller Clove to suspend sales of the Transformer Prime indefinitely. "Because of complaints of faults with the model we took the decision to thoroughly test stock before fulfilling any orders," said Clove on their official blog. [ed. note: blog appears to be down at the moment] 

Asus Transformer Prime ICS update failing on some tablets

Asus has worked commendably fast on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Just two months after the open source code for Android 4.0 was available, an official update is ready for any who want to download it. But apparently not everyone is tasting the ice cream just yet: several XDA members report that their tablets are displaying a serial number error when applying the update, and keeping the software from installing.

ASUS redesigns Transformer Prime, touts 1920×1200 display and new chassis

Well folks, this is both good and bad news. It appears ASUS has just announced a brand new beautiful model of the ASUS Transformer Prime only this time around the specs have been improved in a few key areas. The new model, being called the TF700T, will be touting the same IPS display only instead of 1280x800 they've boosted the resolution to 1920x1200 and made a few other small changes as well.

Asus says 3G Transformer Prime is coming to Europe, unlock in February

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer prime is on top of the tablet game at the moment, despite some big setbacks in the bootloader department. And though the company's German arm previously stated that there were no plans to bring a mobile broadband version of the tablet to market, another part of the Asus seems to think differently. Tablet Writings reports that the Asus office in charge of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg stated that a 3G Transformer Prime will be available some time in the future.

Asus US: Transformer Prime getting ICS January 12th, unlocked bootloader later

It's been quite a tumultuous 24 hours for Asus, as user complaints about the high-end Eee Pad Transformer Prime have mounted. The main concern among Android modders is the locked and encrypted bootloader, which keeps users from installing their own ROMs, kernels, recoveries and what have you. Poor GPS performance when not connected to networks is also an issue. Refuting public relations posts that came out of Italy earlier this morning, Asus' United States branch said via Facebook that they'd be providing Android users with a bootloader unlock tool some time in the future.
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