Another device is getting updated to Android 4.2 starting today, but unlike with previous recipients of 4.2, this product doesn't go by the name "Nexus." ASUS announced this morning that its Transformer Pad TF300 will be updated to Android 4.2 in the U.S. starting today, with the update making its way to other parts of the globe later on in March. Included with this update are tweaks for improved performance and stability as well as some new features, including multi-user support.
ASUS has been fairly quick in getting the newest versions of Android onto its products in the past, so it's no surprise to see the company make the Transformer Pad TF300 the first non-Nexus device to be officially updated to the Android 4.2.2. The good news is that the updates for several other ASUS tablets aren't far off, as Transformer Pad Infinity, MeMO Pad Smart 10-inch and MeMO Pad are all slated to receive the newest version of Jelly Bean in the second quarter of 2013. Until then, though, Transformer Pad TF300 users have a little something to gloat about while in the presence of owners of other Android slates. Good thing there's multi-user login support in 4.2.2 so that those folk can at least give the new software a try while they wait for their own update to come.
Android 4.2 released for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300
Improvements include enhanced performance, stability and multiple user account logins
Fremont, CA (March 4, 2013) - ASUS is excited to announce Android 4.2 is now available in the US region for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. Android 4.2 will be released to Transformer Pad owners via a free over the air update starting today in the United States and will be available in other regions during March. This new version of Android enhances performance and stability, improves the user experience with new features as well as providing multiple user account logins.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is one of the most successful ASUS tablets to date and offers a full notebook PC experience when attached to the innovative mobile dock. ASUS is committed to providing the best customer experience, and is the first manufacturer to receive Android 4.2 for partnered tablets. The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10", and ASUS MeMO Pad will receive Android 4.2 in Q2.