If you happen to rock an ASUS Transformer Prime, the tablet that has the distinction of being the first slate to hit the market with a quad-core processor, you would be pleased to know that a software update is now being pushed to the slate that will make it become more laptop-like. The said software update once applied to the ASUS Transformer Prime will crank up its software version to 188.8.131.52 and will significantly enhance the networking capacity of the tablet.
With this update, users of the ASUS Transformer Prime will be able to make use of a Ethernet-to-USB cable adapter in linking up to an Ethernet connection for a faster and more secure connection. In addition to that, the update will allow users to connect their tablets to other computers and / or tablet devices without having to use a router or a wireless connection through an ad-hoc wireless network that the update will enable. With this in play, users will have the luxury of quickly sharing files over a more secure connection.
Aside from the networking capabilities that it enables, the software update will also beings other goodies to the ASUS Transformer Prime such as support for Face Unlock via the front-facing camera of the tablet, capability to lock the task bar of the tablet, an updated Vibe software, check notifications from the lock screen, and two new display formats for HDMI output among others. The update is also said to come with a bug fix that takes care of the screen flicker issue experienced in the tablet. The said software update is being rooled out via OTA as to be expected but if you are yet to see the notification about the availability of the update on your ASUS Transformer Prime, you might want to check for it manually by going the Settings > About tablet > System updates way.
While waiting for the update to complete, let us walk you through the specs sheet of the ASUS Transformer Prime if in case you have already forgotten.
The ASUS Transformer Prime was announced by ASUS back in October but the tablet made its first appearance in the shelves in December. It has dimensions of 263 x 180.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs in at 586 grams. True to its Transformer moniker, the ASUS Transformer Prime can be attached to a keyboard dock which transforms the whole setup to a netbook. Under the hood, the ASUS Transformer Prime reeks of pure power designed for speed. Its circuitry is built around an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a full gigabyte of RAM in tow. The tablet is available in a 32GB and 64GB version in terms of storage capacity and has an expandable onboard storage via its microSD card slot. It comes with a 10.1-inch Super IPS+ LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels while its shooting department features an 8MP shooter at its back panel capable of 1080p recording and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. Buy the Asus Transformer Prime.