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    News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Keep an eye out for firmware v.9.2.1.11 TF101 owners.
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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Awesome!

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Please shout if anybody does this, Need to know if there's likely to be any data loss. Our Transformer is used by our 15year old, and If i lose any data by upgrading I dont want to be on the receiving end of any issues

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Asus true to their word... Very interesting high support which is becoming a little rare these days.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthran View Post
    Please shout if anybody does this, Need to know if there's likely to be any data loss. Our Transformer is used by our 15year old, and If i lose any data by upgrading I dont want to be on the receiving end of any issues
    Erm, couldn't you just use a microSD card, SD card or even USB drive (the latter two assume that you've got the keyboard dock) to back the data up to. Actually, didn't Asus provide some kind of cloud-based backup for free on the Transformer?
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Asus true to their word... Very interesting high support which is becoming a little rare these days.
    Hopefully this means that Asus have realised what LG, Sony, Motorola haven't ... that users expect some updates on their shiny new device rather than being forced into buying next years model just to keep current.

    I know Asus had some bad times with the Transformer Prime update, but apart from that they seem to have been pretty on the ball. Certainly impressed with the Transformer so far. Heck, I might even consider a Padfone if it comes out this year, is a decent spec, and isn't a ridiculous price.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Hopefully this means that Asus have realised what LG, Sony, Motorola haven't ... that users expect some updates on their shiny new device rather than being forced into buying next years model just to keep current.
    .
    Imagine if the major companies, who are busy developing the next big thing, sold licenses to third party companies (including access to crucial driver information). These companies would then develop 'official' OS updates and charge the users a fee for upgrades.

    This would basically be like getting an unofficial ROM from the internet but faster, more stable and with all the hardware features. As a bonus the manufacturer doesn't have to bother with maintaining old devices and skilled developers get paid for their hard work.

    I'd be happy to pay a small fee for major updates if it meant faster development and longer product support.
    I suspect most would disagree though, particularly the manufacturers who would rather you just bought a new device every year.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    This is great news for tf01 owners.

    Asus have been promising, it's nice to see them delivering.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    I've been spamming the 'check for updates' button since midnight

    But seriously it will be nice to get a smoother experience on the Transformer, while honeycomb has been alright its just not a nice as an experience as an iPad.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    I hope this update applies to the Slider as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guppy View Post
    But seriously it will be nice to get a smoother experience on the Transformer, while honeycomb has been alright its just not a nice as an experience as an iPad.
    Only bone of contention I've got (apart from the length of the bootup - but then again, maybe I should just leave the darned thing switched on?) is with the browser. It'd be great if I could use that to update sites like Hexus, but I find that the sloth and bugs make this a frustrating experience. So the big deal I'm wanting ICS for is the updated browser, plus the potential to try the Chrome beta.

    Apart from the browser issue I've never had cause to wish that I'd spent more money and bought an iPad2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Only bone of contention I've got (apart from the length of the bootup - but then again, maybe I should just leave the darned thing switched on?) is with the browser. It'd be great if I could use that to update sites like Hexus, but I find that the sloth and bugs make this a frustrating experience. So the big deal I'm wanting ICS for is the updated browser, plus the potential to try the Chrome beta.

    Apart from the browser issue I've never had cause to wish that I'd spent more money and bought an iPad2.
    I've been using HEXUS on my Galaxy S II with 4.0.3 beta and it loads like lightening and layout is appears perfect and well rendered.

    EDIT: He says but after a two weeks of use his screen just crazed out, is ok again now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribe View Post
    I've been using HEXUS on my Galaxy S II with 4.0.3 beta and it loads like lightening and layout is appears perfect and well rendered. EDIT: He says but after a two weeks of use his screen just crazed out, is ok again now lol
    S2 - I'm jealous

    The problems I have with the Hexus site (and other's - I'm definitely not suggesting an issue with Hexus!) is that if you leave the touchpad on then invariably the text cursor will jump over the text input - usually when it's least convenient. This is easily fixed - just use the button combo to disable the touchpad while you're typing.

    The second, more serious, flaw is that the edit speed is diabolical - it reminds me of the "good old days" of dialup modems, where you can press delete/cursor keys and nothing happens for a couple of seconds, then suddenly the system tries to catch up and you end up making a mess.

    The inbuilt browser is very bad for this, other ones - such as Opera or Dolphin - are far better, but still miles away from the experience even on a very low powered PC or netbook.

    It's strange because other text heavy apps - like Doc2Go for example - see to work fine, and certainly to netbook speeds.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    Well update's available and installed! =P Now to see if it's any good...

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

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    Please shout if anybody does this, Need to know if there's likely to be any data loss. Our Transformer is used by our 15year old, and If i lose any data by upgrading I dont want to be on the receiving end of any issues
    Well, I got the notification a couple of minutes ago, and since the battery was full I figured that it was safe to let it "do it's thing". Whole process (download and application) took about around 10 minutes - and the most worrying part was when it displayed a message about "Optimizing applications". (while it did something with all 96 apps I have installed apparently).

    Post-update (with system now reporting Android version 4.0.3) I couldn't see any data loss. All the apps were still there, all my video and music files, and Kindle and MyLibrary stuff was in place too.

    It looks a little strange, (some icons and fonts are different), and selecting apps etc gives a little "bing" noise (which can be turned off). Not keen on the large digital clock, and also the way that it's a lot more difficult to acknowledge the notifications of completed app updates (the old version had a little X on the notification list that could be used to clear the notification). Oh, and Google+ force-closed (bug report sent) when I did the post-update app update from Market. They haven't managed to fix the issues with typing with the touchpad on though - the pointer still has a mind of it's own unless you disable the touchpad while typing a lot of text.

    Upsides - THE SPEED. This thing is now really fast - easily as fast as the iPad2's I've had a shot of. And best of all (for me at least) the slothful browser I've complained about here is now working great. I'm typing this post on the Transformer and it's keeping pace with my typing - previously editing text was particularly poor, and typing was buffering in fits and starts. The enhanced notifications panel (the bit with the clock) also gives you fast-track access to the Settings apps - nice. Video playing (using the default player and an MP4) also seemed to be a little bit smoother - but not so much so that I can definitely say that there was an improvement.

    All in all, I'm now a very happy Transformer owner!

    Edit: figured out how to get rid of the app update notifications from the list you get when you click the clock - merely slide/flick the notification sideways and it disappears.
    Last edited by crossy; 26-02-2012 at 01:45 PM. Reason: Figured out how to acknowledge app update notifications

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    No data loss here, all worked extremely well!

    Just make sure you go into the market afterwards and update any apps.

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    Re: News - ASUS begins Android 4.0 roll-out to original Transformer owners

    So far the downsides have to be the Video UI as I'm not a fan of touching the screen and then having to wait a few seconds for the UI to go away, The video quality when playing low quality videos looks worse (although for whatever reason medium and high quality pictures and videos look a lot better plus it supports more codecs, avi being one), in the gallery you can't choose to only look at pictures or videos, it has to be both. Also I think the keys on the on-screen keyboard seem to be a little bit shorter.

    Otherwise it is so much quicker and a bit more user friendly.

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