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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

We’re excitedly waiting to get our hands on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and a new video posted by Nvidia has whetted our appetite even more as it shows the new tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

When Asus officially launched the Transformer Prime earlier this month one of the disappointments was that the new tablet would be shipping with Android Honeycomb, rather than the latest version. Asus did however promise that ICS would be coming to the tablet and this new video shows what it will look like when it does arrive.

The demo isn’t all that exciting but does show off some of the new features of Ice Cream Sandwich, including transition effects when switching between app and widget menus, the new app folder capability, and most impressive of all, 1080p Full HD video playback.

The video playback, which looks pretty decent, will of course be helped by the quad-core Tegra 3 chip inside the Transformer Prime. The power of Tegra 3 is also shown off by a game called Rip Tide which uses all four cores of the processor to create beautiful water effects.

The Transformer Prime with keyboard dock will set you back £499 when it does arrive in the UK in January and while it will ship in the US with Android 3.2 next month, by the time it reaches the UK we may be getting ICS out of the box. Fingers crossed.

Does Android 4.0 on the Transformer Prime excite you? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: The Verge

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