ASUS says Transformer Pad, Pad Prime and Pad Infinity all due to receive Android 4.1Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
The Jelly Bean update news continues this morning, this time with ASUS products as the subjects of the announcement. A new statement from ASUS has revealed that a trio of the company's slates are due to receive a bump to Android 4.1. That group consists of the Transformer Pad, the Transformer Pad Infinity, and the Transformer Pad Prime. ASUS says that it's "still investigating" Jelly Bean updates for its other products. Meanwhile, the updates for the aforementioned three Transformer models are scheduled to hit "in the coming months," and ASUS says that it'll share more details when we get closer to release.
As with HTC's announcement earlier today that three of its new One devices would be bumped up to Jelly Bean, it's not terribly surprising to hear that these three Transformer models will be bumped up to Android 4.1. With the fairly unskinned version of Android that the Transformers run and the fact that ASUS has been known to push out updates in a speedy manner before, here's to hoping that the owners of the Transformer Pad, Transformer Pad Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity won't be waiting too long for a taste of Google's latest Android treat. Until we hear more, you can find ASUS's full statement below.
"Dear valued ASUS customer,
At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a relentless drive to deliver the best user experience. We constantly strive to achieve this goal through our 'Design Thinking' philosophy that includes regular software and firmware updates for our products.
We are pleased to announce that many of our tablet products are scheduled to receive an update to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive Android 4.1 updates in the coming months. We will provide further guidance on our expected timeframes for these updates near their release.
We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.
Thank you for your continued support.