Transformer Prime ICS update starts a few days early

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You might have read the title of this post and thought “Really? Another Transformer Prime article?” The reason why we are talking about it so much is because of how important of an Android tablet it really is. The Asus Transformer Prime is really the first tablet that has truly been a competitor to the iPad. You might then ask about the Motorola Xoom, and I would then ask in return if you ever really used one. The Motorola Xoom was the Honeycomb flagship, and it really had nothing but problems. The Transformer Prime is in the same price category, size category, and hardware capabilities category as the iPad and since it was not Asus’ first tablet, it hopefully has a lot of the kinks worked out so they don’t run into Xoom-like-embarrassments.

The Transformer Prime will be the first real Android 4.0 tablet, and Asus started the updates a few days before the projected January 12 rollout date. There have been some other interesting budget tablets to have ICS on them, but would you really want to buy one of these? Transformer Prime owners will be the first to really test the capabilities of Android’s newest version of the software. If you are a Transformer Prime owner that has updated to ICS, I would love to hear what you think. With all this talk about ICS tablets, I really hope CyanogenMod gets a working version for my Touchpad available soon.

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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