July 21, 2012 2:34pm
Asus has just confirmed that its top-shelf tablets will be updated to Jelly Bean “in the coming months,” according to an email sent to customers recently. In particular, they single out the Transformer Pad TF300T, the Transformer Pad Prime TF201 and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T.
The email states:
Dear valued ASUS customer,
At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a relentless drive to deliver the best user experience. We constantly strive to achieve this goal through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy that includes regular software and firmware updates for our products.
We are pleased to announce that many of our tablet products are scheduled to receive an update to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive Android 4.1 updates in the coming months. We will provide further guidance on our expected timeframes for these updates near their release.
We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.
Thank you for your continued support.
This is good news for impatient Android tablet users, but we’re hoping that Asus’ other products get updated as well. We’d hate to see the Tegra 2-powered Transformer TF101 to languish on Android 4.0.4.