Asus Transformer Pad 300 Jelly Bean Update Starts to Roll Out
It appears that Asus has started to roll out the Transformer Pad 300 Jelly Bean update to owners though it’s unclear just how widespread the update is.
According to Android Central, Transformer Pad 300 owners have begun to see the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, just a short time after Asus promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for three of its tablet devices in the “coming months”. Asus confirmed the roll out for the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity and it would appear that the Transformer Pad 300 is the first to get the software.
It appears though that some owners have yet to see the update so it looks like it’s rolling out Over-the-Air. Those who own the tablet will want to head into the device’s settings to see if the Jelly Bean update has arrived.
Read: Jelly Bean Makes Galaxy Nexus Faster, Smoother & Smarter.
Asus doesn’t seem to have confirmed anything as of yet so it’s unclear just how many regions are seeing this update and how long the update will take to complete its roll out.
At this point, it doesn’t look like owners can simply pull the update. Instead, Asus is likely rolling out the update to select devices. That could change in the coming days though.
The update, when it arrives, will take users from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 is a significant upgrade over Android 4.0 ICS and it will bring a number of new features to the table.
We imagine it will also bring some bug fixes and enhancements along as well.
Included in Android 4.1 is a new smoother user interface, a new Notification system, an improved keyboard, more camera features, and more. All in all, it’s a pretty big step from Android 4.0.
As for Asus, it has been extremely diligent about getting major updates out to its device owners and it appears that it will be keeping the same policy with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
In fact, it appears that the company has even beaten the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, two devices that were thought to be getting the updates before non-Nexus devices.
Read: Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update Hopefully Coming This Month.
In any event, Transformer Pad 300 owners should be ecstatic that Jelly Bean is here and those who wish to make the upgrade should definitely check and see if it’s available.
08/20/2012 at 1:47 pm
Just got JB 4.1.1 on my ASUS Transformer tablet…North Central Ohio
08/20/2012 at 4:07 pm
I received the update two days ago. Not being a computer expert I can’t say I’ve noticed anything too dramatic about it. However, the new update does not support flash player, so I can no longer get audio or video from some of my favorite sites.
08/20/2012 at 4:09 pm
Installed several days ago. Everything seems to be working except for the notes function.
08/20/2012 at 7:08 pm
I,m pleased I. Was able to. Download Jelly Bean. I Just wish I still had Flash.
08/20/2012 at 8:22 pm
im sooooo mad -____________- im just gonna get a gsm galaxy nexus and go to at&t im tired of waiting
08/22/2012 at 8:45 am
I have the Asus Tf300 tablet and just got the ‘upgrade’ last night here in WV. So far not a big fan because i now can not connect to the internet with my tablet. Should have known there would be issues with it since the note before download says wifi issues might happen. Hopefully they fix these issues soon.
08/22/2012 at 6:35 pm
Just got JB on my Asus 300 and am not pleased. I can connect up but it seems to be a much weaker reception than ICS. It keeps dropping the wifi signal and the only thing that has changed is the Jelly Bean firmware update. Location-Southeastern North Carolina
09/08/2012 at 3:21 pm
Turns out this tablet purchase is a bad decision. Very poor wifi, no flash, intermitent issues with nearly every app. My wifes ipad 1 outperforms my asus 300 on all counts.