Just how likely is the rumored 5.25-inch, 1440p ‘super-flagship?’
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a solid high-end Android smartphone. We said as much in our hands-on preview of the device early last week. But among some sections of the tech community there’s been a whiff of perplexion — and maybe even disappointment — that certain hardware milestones weren’t reached this time around. What about the “2K” (2160×1440) display that [Read More...]
British retailer Clove Technology has taken the ASUS Transformer Prime off sale today, saying “faults” reported by customers and difficulty in obtaining stock are behind the decision.
In a post on its official blog, Clove says stock levels have been a “real issue”, and despite being able to obtain some Transformer Prime units earlier than expected, it’s decided to withdraw the tablet from sale due to complaints of faults in some units.
The launch of Grand Theft Auto III on Android was a pretty big deal, but initially a lot of devices couldn’t play it. Todays update among other features adds compatibility for the Asus Transformer Prime.
Support is also added for the Medion Lifetab, but even better is the added support for the Gamestop Wireless Controller. Controls are also improved for currently supported gamepads, and for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. [Read More...]
Though some will lament the fact that the ASUS Transformer Prime was released with several issues, ASUS has continued to impress us with its commitment to updates for its flagship tablet. Earlier this month, ASUS pushed out an update to Ice Cream Sandwich which brought with it fixes to several of the software hiccups plaguing the Prime (including GPS and WiFi performance), along with the wonderment of Android 4.0.
Users of [Read More...]
The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet, and users were a bit up in arms when it was discovered that the bootloader was locked. ASUS responded with an official statement that a tool to unlock the bootloader was in development, and today their official Twitter account told everyone that it would be coming in February:
Of course, you’ll be voiding [Read More...]
It’s been a little over a week since owners of the Asus Transformer Prime received not only Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), but a fix for the tablet’s dismal GPS performance. Well, [Read More...]
The ASUS Transformer Prime is getting another OTA this evening, and reports say that the GPS is working much better. If you recall, there has been issues surrounding the aluminum casing and GPS signal with the Prime, and ASUS was said to be investigating. We’ve confirmed that there’s a new build version number (IML74K.US_epad-18.104.22.168-20120117) as well as an update to the GPS software bringing it to version 6.9.13, but there’s no official [Read More...]
We were in attendance for the NVIDIA press conference at CES last week and while the $ 249 Asus MeMO stole the show a bit at the end, it was the capabilities of the Tegra 3 processor powering the MeMO and of course the Transformer Prime that were highlighted for the majority of the presentation.
If you missed the livestream of the presentation you can watch the videos now on NVIDIAs Youtube account.
Since its release, the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 has been met with its fair share of praises and criticism. Its been called the fastest, smoothest Android tablet to date, but user reports of WiFi and GPS issues are all over the web. When ASUS announced an upgraded Prime TF700, complaints reached a fever pitch, with disgruntled TF201 owners claiming the upgrade was to skirt around the issues present in the TF201, [Read More...]
ASUS and NVIDIA were the first to demonstrate Android 4.0 on a tablet and now it appears they will be the first to deliver the update to customers who purchased the Transformer Prime. Today ASUS announced on their Facebook page that the Transformer Prime would receive Android 4.0 via an over the air update starting January 12th.
Other news released today addressed the locked bootloader and GPS issues that some users [Read More...]