The Asus Transformer Prime may have the distinction of being the first tablet in the world to come with a quad-core processor under the hood in addition to being one of the most powerful tablets currently available in the market today but it still is not immune to bugs and issues that at one point or the other could hamper its performance. In fact, it could even use a little help from software updates that its manufacturer releases.
And since we are already talking about updates, ASUS just released a minor OTA update to the Asus Transformer Prime. As mentioned, it is just a minor maintenance update that brings Face Unlock to the tablet in addition to other bug fixes that will get these bugs eradicated. Users of tablet have reported that they already received the notification about the availability of the update for their tablets so you should be waking up to the notification just waiting for you. If not, you still have the option of manually checking for the update every so often if you have no patience in waiting for the notification to show itself.
Once applied to the tablet, the said update will crank up the software version of the Asus Transformer Prime to 126.96.36.199 and brings the following goodies to the tablet:
•Fix for its GPS dongle and local notification
•Option to hide / show system info with the addition of system bar lock settings
•Addition of support for Bluetooth HDP
•Upgrades to the tablet’s third party applications
If you happen to be a power user and rooting is almost second nature to you, there are reports that indicate that this particular update is actually rootable. However, just to be on the safe side, we recommend running rootkeeper first before applying the update to your Asus Transformer Prime. Also, if you’re tablet is not running stock software in its innards, there is no way that you can have this update flashed on the Asus Transformer Prime. You still need to wait for updates from the fellows who came up with your ROM before you can apply this update on your tablet.
As mentioned earlier, the Asus Transformer Prime is one of the more capable tablets available today as shown by the impressive specs sheet that it brings to the table. The tablet’s circuitry is built around its NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset while the computing power needed for a smooth performance is generated by its quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 1GB of RAM. The tablet was released in a 32GB and a 64GB version in terms of storage space with the option to have it expanded by using the microSD slot of the Asus Transformer Prime. It has a 10.1-inch SuperIPS+ LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution while its camera department is composed of a rear-facing 8MP shooter and a front-facing 1.2MP video chat camera.