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Asus updates original Transformer owners to Android Ice Cream Sandwich deployment

Asus, has posted on their Facebook page that the company will soon be launching an update to the Eee Pad Transformer TF101, with the latest version of Google's Android. This update was expected to be rolled out mid February.

The company, in a statement said that, "The TF101 ICS update is still expected in February - exact date is not available to us at the moment. As always, when we have a specific date we will let you know," as published in Asus Facebook page.

Asus further stated that it was hoping to launch the update for Transformer TF201 Prime towards the end of last week, however, due to a few issues it had to be delayed. The company then apologised for the inconvenience and will most probably roll the update out on Friday.

In April 2011, the Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) was launched and in November Transformer Prime(TF201) was announced, with a quad core instead of a dual variant. Both of these devices come with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display.

In January a ICS update for the Transformer Prime was launched in Taiwan and the USA, however, many owners complained about inability to install the latest update - because of a serial number issue.

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