When it comes to rolling out software updates for the devices in its stable, Asus is one manufacturer that can be relied on to do so in a very timely manner. And to prove just that, the manufacturer has just pushed out another minor update for the original Asus Transformer TF101. In fact, the tablet is said to have seen more updates compared to any other slate in the Android ecosystem. And the best part is that Asus still manages to show some update love to the original Asus Transformer TF101 despite having been very busy with coming up with newer tablets such as the Asus Transformer TF300.
As for this most recent update, it has a build version of 18.104.22.168 and will bring several goodies and a lot of bug fixes to the Asus Transformer TF101. The most notable of these is the arrival of Face Unlock on the tablet, a standard feature of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With this in play, users of the tablet can now unlock the Asus Transformer TF101 just by staring that front-facing camera of the tablet. The Bluetooth of the tablet also got cranked up from v8.27 to v8.30 and will also bring enhanced stability for streaming audio and multiplayer games.
In addition to the goodies mentioned above, the most recent software update for the Asus Transformer TF101 will also come with the following treats:
- Addition of system bar lock
- Addition of new features to its Email app
- Improved stability of the system
- Improved stability of its Email app
- Improved stability of MyNet
- Improved stability of MuLibrary
The update is being made available initially to users of the Asus Transformer TF101 in US shores and Canada but the rest of the world will soon get the update as well. This is being rolled out via OTA so users of the tablet will see a notification regarding the availability of the update but if you lack the patience for that, you can always force the Asus Transformer TF101 to manually check for the update. Oh, and by the way, users are advised to shut the tablet down and turn It back on before downloading and installing the said update.
As for the original Asus Transformer TF101, the slate has finally had a taste of Android 4.0Ice Cream Sandwich with the operating system of the tablet being powered by its NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset. A dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor on the other hand works in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM to ensure the smoothness of performance of the tablet. The Asus Transformer TF101 was made available in a 16GB and 32GB version in terms of storage while its display is a 10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The standout feature of the Asus Transformer TF101 however is its capability to be hooked up to a keyboard dock which then transforms the whole package to a netbook, hence the moniker “Transformer”.