ASUS releases Jelly Bean update for Transformer Pad TF300T; software updated to 10.4.2.9

The latest OTA update for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T bumps the tablet’s software version up to 10.4.2.9 and brings with it Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. This makes ASUS the first Android manufacturer to update a non-Nexus device to Jelly Bean, beating other Android giants like Samsung and HTC.

Adobe Flash functionality can be kept if you downloaded the app while on Ice Cream Sandwich, or it can also be sideloaded if you know where to obtain the apk file. Users are reporting bugs with WiFi Direct capability, and some rooted users have also reported that Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper was unable to keep root; however, your mileage may vary.

Overall, most users seem to be very thrilled with the update. Google Now is functioning as it should, and most are reporting drastically increased performance levels, less lag, and an overall enjoyable user experience. ASUS hasn’t released an official changelog yet, and the update isn’t available on its own servers to download at this point, so you’ll have to check on your tablet to see if the update is available for you.

[The Verge]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.