The Asus Eee Pad Transformer was our standout product of 2011, earning the Product of the Year gong in the TrustedReviews 2011 Awards. And it’s now set to get even better, with the update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) beginning to roll out in the US and Taiwan.
Asus yesterday announced on its Facebook page that the update would begin in Taiwan, and confirmed via Twitter that the update would begin today in the US for the Wi-Fi versions (TF101) of the Transformer. Of course, its quad-core successor, the Transformer Prime, has already been given the ice Cream Sandwich treatment and we’ll be bringing you an updated review very soon with the new OS.
Asus said: “Many of our Eee Pad Transformer TF101 users have waited patiently for the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and we are delighted to announce that the first wave of FOTA updates for TF101 firmware v.126.96.36.199 started today in Taiwan. The update will FOTA in other regions soon after.”
How “soon after” is still unclear with many Transformer users in Europe and elsewhere waiting (im)patiently for the update.
Initial reaction from those who have managed to download the update seem to indicate there are some issues with apps randomly crashing as well as random reboots. XDA Developers members are also reporting that the official update does not break root access and if you want to root your device, then you should do so before updating to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Have you managed to update to Ice Cream Sandwich? Let us know in the comments and how you’re finding the new OS.