Rumour: Asus bringing Jelly Bean to original Asus Transformer TF101

We’ve received a tip that Asus will be bringing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to its aging Tegra 2-powered Transformer TF101. While there hasn’t been any official word from the company, one of our readers was told by a U.S.-based customer service representative that the company is planning on bringing Jelly Bean to the popular tablet.

Asus recently rolled out Jelly Bean to the Transformer Prime, Transformer Pad Infinity, Transformer Pad TF300, all of which take advantage of the newer Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Because the company worked with Google on the reference Nexus 7 tablet, it was likely much easier to port Jelly Bean to their larger tablets.

No word yet on when it will come, but Transformer owners can look forward to a bit of Butter in the future.

(Thanks Darren!)