Asus Transformer Prime tablet reboot fix fails to show
It is coming, insists company
Asus has apologised for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet firmware update no-show and pledge to get the code out soon.
The patch, intended to fix the Prime's random reboot bug, was due to have been posted last week. On Friday, Asus said the the code was "rolling out".
But the update did not materialise - due to "a couple of issues", Asus said today, though it did not elaborate upon them.
Asus couldn't say when the update will now be made available, but it promised that "a rescheduled release date will be announced shortly".
And the company re-iterated its plan to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the tablet later this month. ®
"And the company re-iterated its plan to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the tablet later this month."
That would be for the original Transformer. The Prime already has 4.0 on it.
As for the late update, this seems to be down to issues Americans are having with it (if the posts on XDA are any guide).
...if they feel like it.
Asus might fix the product defects if and when they feel like it - if they can figure out a means. Don't stand by the phone!
Asus has been in denial for a long time
Asus doesn't actually believe in Bugs. These malfunctions are a "feature" of their products...
My TF201 in the USA updated to ICS 4.0.3 in January when I first received it. The only hardware issue I've run into is it turns on when I connect the charger. But my Galaxy Nexus ICS 4.0.2 does the same thing. Have not seen any random reboots (knocks-on-wood, throws-salt-over-the-shoulder, etc.)
There was supposed to be a root patch pushed out on the 12th that did not materialize. To be honest, the thing works well enough for me I don't really care to root it.
Could this be a hardware problem, as in unfixable via software patch? Thank Christ there's been none in stock. How could something like this get thru' hardware testing & design?