Ice Cream Sandwich for Asus Transformer Prime coming 12 January

Asus has announced the rollout of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for its Transformer Prime tablet, which will be bringing all the extra features of a boost in OS on the 12 January.

Asus originally promised Android 4.0 for the Prime Transformer to start in 2011, but as we've seen, the updates to ICS haven't quite arrived as soon as some manufacturers predicted.

However, it's no surprise that it was coming and when it does arrive this over-the-air update, "will improve the focus of the camera, the fluidity of the touch experience, and the APK capabilities in Android Market."

Asus also made the bonus announcement of a tool that will unlock the bootloader. This method of OS tweaking only really makes a difference to you if you like to get seriously deep into your Android device, and is most relevant to the modding community.

In Asus' words:

"The reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers' requirement for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible. Asus supports Google DRM in order to provide users with a high quality video rental experience. Also, based on our experience, users who choose to root their devices risk breaking the system completely. However, we know there is demand in the modding community to have an unlocked bootloader."

There is no date on when the unlocking tool will be made available.

 

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