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Asus Eee Pad Transformer gets a new OS

Taiwanese computer peripheral and hardware manufacturer Asus has unveiled the news that its Eee Pad Transformer will be receiving an update, from Android ‘Honeycomb’ to version 3.1 today.

Asus announced this news over Twitter from their @AsusUK account, in a tweet that reads ‘Eee Pad Transformer with Android 3.1 supports XBOX 360 & Playstation controllers. UK FOTA Wed am’.

Asus Eee Pad transformer is an Android based tablet, which has an available keyboard docking station that effectively turns the tablet into a laptop - giving the device the moniker of ‘transformer’.

The Transformer is a 10.1-inch 1280x800 touch screen device, which is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 1Ghz dual-core processor, with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and a 1.2 MP front-facing and rear-facing 5 megapixel camera.

The Eee Pad arrives with just WIFI for internet access, with a 3G+WIFI version tipping up later on in the year.

Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 brings with it improvements surrounding the task switcher which will allow for more apps to be scrolled through than ever before, expandable widget windows for a larger view. There is also better USB host features, which provide access to peripherals such as a standard USB keyboard and XBOX 360 game controller on tablets running the platform.

One Mobile Ring attended the launch of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, where we published a hands-on walkthrough of the tablet in pictures seen here, a hands-on video walkthrough seen here and a first impressions review, seen here.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.