ASUS announced that its Eee Pad Transformer will receive Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 by the end of the month. The company has yet to announce the exact release date for the update.
Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) Preview
The Transformer will not be the first tablet on the market to run ICS. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime runs the OS as well as the Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom. New features include the ability to create folders simply by stacking contacts or apps on top of each other, and a recent apps menu where users can manually stop any application that is currently running in the background.
There have been plenty improvements and tweaks to the OS in terms of performance. Ice Cream Sandwich still has a very swipe-centric design, with swipes to the side serving many purposes throughout different scenarios and apps. There are also notifications that are highly customizable.
ASUS Transformer Overview
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has two parts: a tablet and a keyboard dock. The tablet portion features a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch IPS display (1280 x 800) and NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It has 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, and a mini-HDMI hub. The keyboard adds an extended battery life, two full-sized USB ports, and a microSD card slot
Read TabletPCReview’s review of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer here.