Jelly Bean coming to Asus Transformer Pads “in the coming months”

Daniel Bader

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.

Source: Droid-life

  • Bob

    Asus has the best support.

  • Drew B

    Be nice if someone reported where the ell I could be this!! Especially after the shipping/order coudln’t be fulfilled crap with the Prime ( than leading to it’s wi-fi /GPS debacle! ) Now your reporting about Jelly Bean and Futureshop or the subsiderary owner BestBuy in Canada don’t sell them !! Nor Staples or The Source!! I have only found them online at an U.S online sotre/ Canadian .ca part in ! Be nice to be able to get one in person and take it back or get an instore warrenty if issues came up ! And what of the alleged LTE version ?? Whom are the providers going to be ? Rogers/Fido? Bell/Virgin? Telue/Koodoo? Be nice for an update from a Canadian Tech/Mobile review/preview site on my own country of Canada !!!

    • jack

      that education

  • MARS

    Someone made a post about ASUS being one of the worst tech companies in terms of build quality because of the Nexus 7 issues!!

    IMO ASUS is one of the best tech companies out there!! They build rock solid products especially their motherboards and networking hardware. I have the first Transformer tablet and have had absolutely no issues with it at all and very timely updates!!

    Now if they only build a decent Smartphone!!

    • Steve

      You mean like the Padfone?

  • Kevin

    Asus has had their issues, but thus far I’ve been extremely happy with the support they’ve been giving to their already awesome products.

    Manufacturing wise is the next step they need to take both in production and quality control if they REALLY want to shine above everybody else.

    Looking at the Jelly Bean port in on the Prime vs Nexus7, it looks like the Prime is even smoother. Just. Can’t. Wait.

  • Johnathan

    No love for my TF101? 🙁

  • Sined

    TF101 isn’t even on Android 4.0.4, it’s on 4.0.3

  • KyoKeun

    Hopefully it’s soon… My TF300T needs some jelly bean love!!!!

  • tye

    Ok so here’s the deal, jellybean does not support flash and adobe does not support jellybean……. So my question is how will I watch videos on my devices.

  • tye

    By the way…… If this is the case, I will stick with ice until?

  • Andy

    every tech company has had their build issues, nothing is ever is electronics and software….I am sure that if Asus doesn’t bring something for the TF101 that some dev will for sure….but right tft101 still blows so many tablets and laptops out of the water that i am very thank full for Asus’s Transformer Series