My ASUS Eee Pad Transformer just received an Over the Air update. Seeing the download in progress left me giddy with hopes that Honeycomb 3.2 was on the way to my Transformer, but upon a reboot ASUS disappointed me.
When the update was complete I did find some changes including a new V5.1.50 Wi-Fi version with a new Wi-Fi status bar icon. The kernel and a build number are different (see below). This new firmware build tantalizes the user with only a few minor changes. One is a boot splash screen that has the label “Powered by Nvidia” at the bottom. The Tegra games icon looks different.
Google’s video rental service shows up on the device but has a problem, at least on my Transformer. The top of the app’s screen shows an error instead of videos. This looks like prep for the Honeycomb 3.2 update that ASUS promises will show up soon.
As I play with the tablet for my review, I will share any other improvements that I find. Until then here is what users in the Android Central Forums found. These may just be personal impressions rather than real improvements.
- Speed of the interface improved
- New Android Market includes video
- Improved speaker balance fixing issue some users had with the left speaker volume weakness
- Netflix shows up in Market but still cannot display videos
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