Updates are supposed to bring goodies and treats to any smartphone or tablet that it gets to hit especially when it is an OS refresh but when the original ASUS Transformer TF101 finally got a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, there were a lot of reports that came out that users of the tablet have experienced random reboot issues on the tablet since getting upgraded to the latest version of the Google mobile operating system. In fact, users of the ASUS Transformer TF101 reported that the random reboots happened every couple of hours and in some instances, the tablet would even fail to power back on. Of course, the manufacturer promised a software update to get this issue well taken care of and we sincerely hope that the most recent software update for the ASUS Transformer TF101 which ASUS has started rolling out today will do just that.
The software update that will crank up the software version of the ASUS Transformer TF101 to 126.96.36.199 has already started its rollout out in US shores today and based on the changelog of the update that surfaced in the website of the manufacturer, the update is full of goodies and treats for the tablet. The list of enhancements that the update will bring to the ASUS Transformer TF101 are as follows:
- Improved stability in the system of the tablet
- Improved stability in its Email app
- Improvements in the AppBackup application
- Enhancements in the stability of the tablet’s MyLibrary feature
- Support for Wi-Fi Direct
- Support for unzipping and extracting compressed files using File Manager
- Addition of restore tab functionality in the default browser of the tablet
The update as usual is being rolled out via OTA so expect a notification on your ASUS Transformer TF101 today since the manufacturer confirmed that the update is scheduled to start rolling out April 24. If the notification fails to show up, you still have the option of manually checking for the update just to make sure that you get to take advantage of it.
For those not in the know, the ASUS Transformer TF101 can be hooked up to a keyboard dock to form a netbook, hence the moniker Transformer. It was announced in January of 2011 but only became available in April of the same year. The tablet utilizes an NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset under the hood to power its operating system while the computing power needed by the tablet is provided by its dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. It became available in a 16GB and a 32GB model in terms of storage space but this can still be upgraded to as much as 32GB. As for its display, the ASUS Transformer TF101 comes with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution while its camera department features a dual-shooter configuration combining the rear 5MP shooter of the tablet with its 1.2MP front-facer.