Having recently promised that the update would arrive in March, Asus has already begun rolling out its Android Ice Cream Sandwich software for the original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The Taiwanese company confirmed on its Facebook page that the update would begin its journey in Taiwan today.
Other regions will receive the update “soon after,” Asus promised:
Many of our Eee Pad Transformer TF101 users have waited patiently for the promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and we are delighted to announce that the first wave of FOTA updates for TF101 firmware v.220.127.116.11 started today in Taiwan. The update will FOTA in other regions soon after.
The Transformer made its debut in the U.S. in March 2011, shipping with the Android Honeycomb operating system. It’s proven to be one of the most popular Android tablets to date, earning glowing reviews and heaps of praise — which is more than can be said for its successor, the Transformer Prime, which has been plagued by a series of early bugs.
Asus also used the announcement to tease its new products that will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week, though it promised that those with older Asus devices wouldn’t be forgotten about:
“Although we will announce several new innovations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, we take great pride in delivering on-going enhancements and support for products that are well into their life cycle.”
We’ll be sure to let you know when the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the original Transformer touches down in the U.S., and if you receive your notification before then, be sure to let us know.
Are you looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich on the Transformer?