Asus announce Transformer Prime tablet will be getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 on January 12th

Taiwanese peripheral and computer manufacturer Asus has unveiled that their new quad core Transformer Prime tablet that ships with AndroidHoneycomb' 3.2, will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the operating system at the end of next week. This will make the Asus device the second only product to officially be running this platform, after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus mobile phone.

Asus made public this news over Twitter, from their @ASUS account and in a tweet that reads: ‘Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to the @ASUS #TransformerPrime starting Jan 12th!'

This was backed up by a message from the company over Facebook, which stated that initially an over their air update will be arriving soon in version 8.8.3.33 of the firmware. This will improve the focus of the camera, the fluidity of the touch experience, and the APK capabilities in Android Market.

Asus also noted that it has been working hard to make Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available on the Transformer Prime. The company went on to add that the FOTA worldwide update for the Transformer Prime will start to be deployed from next week onwards - although there was no date added as to when it might arrive for the UK audience.