The Asus Transformer Prime is no doubt, one of the hottest devices this year. And the thing is: the modding community has successfully gained root access! Now, that’s a good start for the Asus Transformer Prime! The developers released a tool which will help you root your beloved tablet in a matter of minutes! The program is available only for Windows though.
But, that’s not all the good news. Asus has responded to their customers on their Facebook page. Their message is quite long, so I’ll quote a paragraph from the message:
Thank you very much for all of the support you have given to ASUS. Eee Pad Transformer Prime received excellent reviews and great demand when it launched in December 2011. Now, we are continuing to make the Transformer Prime available in the worldwide market, and doing our best to fulfill the incredible demand. ASUS strives to create the best products and provide the best service for our customers, and will be releasing an FOTA update for the Transformer Prime shortly. This update, version 18.104.22.168, will improve the focus of the camera, the fluidity of the touch experience, and the APK capabilities in Android Market. Read more
As you have read, Asus announced two updates for the Transformer prime. The first one should improve the focus of the camera, the overall touchscreen experience, and should fix some compatibility issues with some apps on the Android Market.
The second update is more interesting. It will bring the latest Google experience to the tablet. Namely, Ice-Cream Sandwich. You should expect the update to arrive after 12th January.
Sadly, Asus hasn’t found a solution for the GPS problem, because it’s related with the construction of the device. The tablet is all made of aluminium, so the GPS antenna is having difficulties connecting to the satellites. But, we can live without it.
And finally, Asus has spoken about the bootloader of the Transformer Prime. They said they are developing a tool for unlocking the bootloader of the Prime. Note that if you unlock your bootloader, your warranty will be gone for good.
So, will you buy the Transformer Prime after reading this? Or will you wait for other quad-core beasts that are coming later this year? The comments section is just below!