Asus has done it again. After the Transformer Pad TF300 became the first non-Nexus device to sport Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was rolled out to the slate last year in August, the TF300 now holds the title as the first tablet outside of the Nexus family to receive the newer Jelly Bean flavor.
The Nexus 7 maker has announced that the Transformer Pad TF300T in the U.S. will be getting Android 4.2 starting today via an OTA update, with similar software update to be pushed out to the tablet in other markets not long thereafter. While the specific build wasn’t mentioned in the press release, we’re seeing reports from users who have made the jump that it’s Android 4.2.1.
It may not be the latest JB version, but at least you don’t have to deal with the many bugs that the previous build was ridden with. Alongside new JB features like Daydream and multiple user account logins, the firmware also includes some performance and stability enhancements.
Meanwhile, those who own the Transformer Pad Infinity – as well as other newer Asus tabs — can expect to get upgraded to Android 4.2.1 in Q2 2013.
Have you gotten the JOP40D update yet on your trusty Transformer Pad TF300T?
Android 4.2 released for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300
Improvements include enhanced performance, stability and multiple user account logins
Fremont, CA (March 4, 2013) — ASUS is excited to announce Android 4.2 is now available in the US region for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. Android 4.2 will be released to Transformer Pad owners via a free over the air update starting today in the United States and will be available in other regions during March. This new version of Android enhances performance and stability, improves the user experience with new features as well as providing multiple user account logins.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is one of the most successful ASUS tablets to date and offers a full notebook PC experience when attached to the innovative mobile dock. ASUS is committed to providing the best customer experience, and is the first manufacturer to receive Android 4.2 for partnered tablets. The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10”, and ASUS MeMO Pad will receive Android 4.2 in Q2.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.