Asus: Transformer Prime Will Launch with Honeycomb

Just a day or so after Google and Samsung unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich, Asus unveiled the follow-on to its Eee Pad Transformer tablet. Dubbed the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, many assumed that the quad-core tablet would come with Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, in the months and weeks leading up to its announcement, the Galaxy Nexus was nicknamed the Galaxy Prime. Surely this beast of a tablet would pack Ice Cream Sandwich? Asus boss Jonney Shih didn't specify when he showed the device off at AsiaD: All Things Digital earlier this month. However, we now know that the tablet with keyboard dock won't be running Android 4.0, at least not at first.

Engadget points to a post on Asus' German Facebook page that assures fans that, though the Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad Slider, and upcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be getting Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company's doesn't yet know when because a release date for the OS has not been confirmed. The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is supposed to launch on November 9, so it's not surprising that it won't be packing ICS when it does. After all, we still don't know when the Galaxy Nexus is launching and it's supposed to be the first ICS device. As usual, we'll keep you posted.

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  • house70
    It's OK, still a great tablet, and ASUS released OS upgrades pretty soon for their previous devices...
    And, for those that want to take it a step further, there is always xda-devs.
  • kenyee
    hope they made the screen less shiny...the reflective screen made it look terrible next to a Thrive or Galaxy Tab...
  • eloplayspolo
    otacon72Windows 8 tablet + docking station w/keyboard = RIP Android based tablets, netbooks, notebooks, etc etc. iPads will always because around because of the iSheep but the only thing Android will be running on is phones once Windows 8 comes out. What's the point? I want to run a real OS and real software not just carry around an oversized Droid. I guess you could say the iPad is an oversized iTouch but with Apple's marketing they could but shit on a shingle, call it the iCrap and it would sell millions.

    #1 Any knowledgeable technically savvy individual with disagree with just about everything you said.

    #2 The quality of an Apple product is unsurpassed by ANY company

    #3 Android is an AMAZING operating system and there are more companies backing it than any other OS on mobile devices.

    #4 Don't post here when you have no facts and when you use terms like "iCrap", you are ignorant and your opinion is "Crap".

    #5 "iPads will always because around because of the iSheep" --- Drugs and alcohol don't mix well when making posts....