Update 2: The update is now also rolling out in the US. Go get it guys.
Update: Both the official Twitter accounts of the Asus US and Asus UK, have confirmed that Android 4.0.3 ICS update should begin rolling out in the U.S. and U.K from February 24th.
Here’s a bit of big exciting news from Asus on its official Facebook page, saying that the latest and greatest version of the Android OS is now rolling for the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 tablets from today. Yes, After so many delays, the manufacturer has finally started pushing out the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS for the OG Asus Transformer tablet snow.
Asus has confirmed that the ICS upgrade will be first available in Taiwan first and the folks from other regions from all over the world can be able to grab the Android ICS update within the next few days. The new firmware upgrade bumps the software version up to 220.127.116.11.
The official changelog of the Android 4.0.3 ICS build for the Asus Transformer tablet is yet to be revealed out. But we can say that the new build will bring much better GPU acceleration for smoother scrolling, re-sizeable widgets, Android ICS browser will be lightning fast, ability to create folders, the stock browser will be much better without any keyboard lags and you can take advantage of the newly released Chrome Beta browser for ICS running devices.
Here is the official changelog of the Android 4.0.3 ICS 18.104.22.168 for the Asus Transformer:
- Create folders in the Home Screen
- Quick launch of the camera from lock screen
- Additional screen capture method
- Additional browser functions
- Special camera effects and photo editing
- Swipe to close tasks or notifications
- Font size modification
- Other minor user interface changes
The OG Asus Transformer owners should be seeing the OTA (over-the-air) notification alerts on your devices, asking you to tap on the Download button. If the update fails to make its way to your device, you can try to pull the update by heading over to Settings –> About Tablet –> System Firmware Update and then press the Check for Updates button –> Accept it if the update found –> Follow the on-screen instructions and let finish the upgrade process –> That’s it –> Get ready to enjoy the ice cream sandy. So, sit tight and keep hitting the update button.
Here’s the statement from Asus Facebook’s page:
“Dear valued ASUS fans,
ASUS prides itself on delivering the best products to end-users, which means that we not only aim to deliver innovative products but also to continue improving the out of box experience throughout their life cycle with regular firmware updates.
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.22.214.171.124 started today in Taiwan. The update will FOTA in other regions soon after.
Although we will announce several new innovations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, we take great pride in delivering on-going enhancements and support for products that are well into their life cycle.
Thank you once again for your valued support!”
Source: Asus Facebook