Asus Transformer Prime Runs Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0+ Smooth Like Butter [Video]

November 22, 2011
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The Asus Transformer Prime is the most hotly anticipated upcoming tablet, and for good reason. With a quad-core Tegra 3 on board, specs that completely obliterate the competition, a reasonable price, outstanding battery life, and a display that is superior to the original – the Asus Transformer Prime has already established itself as a must have device for this upcoming holiday season.We all know and love the Asus Transformer Prime, as it is the tablet set to catapult itself past every single tablet on the market, including the iPad. There has been a great deal of controversy in the blogosphere over release dates, specs, price, and much more – and for good reason – the Asus Transformer Prime is set to be the first quad-core Tegra 3 tablet on the market. Interested? Read on.

Initial reports indicated it would run on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, then it turned out that it would be released with Android 3.2+ Honeycomb, which disappointed many. As it turns out, the real reasoning behind this is actually more to do with the fact that the code itself is yet to be optimized for the Transformer Prime as it was just released but a few days ago. As you will see in the video below however, the Asus development team is hot on the heels of the release, and the Prime performs quite well. One could even say that it’s not in it’s prime quite yet, but it still appears to be running butter smooth.

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What’s not to love? The video clearly indicates that the Asus team is taking ICS very seriously. They have already demonstrated to us and their growing list of satisfied consumers that they take updates very seriously, and this video demonstrates that the Transformer Prime is no exception. What are your thoughts? Would you still buy the Transformer if it launched with Android Honeycomb 3.2, or is Ice Cream Sandwich a must?

Check out more on the Asus Transformer Prime here.

Comments

  • http://www.androidgenus.com AndroidGenus

    Looks good. If only I didn’t have a TouchPad…my wife would never fly with this. Can I throw my TouchPad out the window? Hmmm….

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take it if you don’t want it. I got one during the firesale (using it now) and my brother wants one. I’m patiently awaiting an ICS port to really open this thing up, but its really not so bad in the meantime.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    Looking forward to this on my XOOM