ASUS continues to be at the forefront of providing fast and timely updates to the latest version of Android for their tablets, with the Android 4.1 update for the Transformer Pad TF300T having been released in less than one month and a half after Google unveiled it. However, owners of the Transformer Prime were left to wonder till now about when ASUS would start the rollout of Jelly Bean for arguably (and even factually) ASUS’ best-selling tablet.
That time has finally come for Transformer Prime owners, as ASUS has announced on their Facebook page that the Jelly Bean update for the device is set to start rolling out today, at least in Sweden. They have also provided a warning that Adobe Flash, as expected, has been removed from Android 4.1, though it is still available for downloading manually. Wi-Fi Direct functionality will also be deleted as was the case with the TF300T update.
The update will not be forced on TF201 owners according to ASUS, but I’m pretty sure Wi-Fi Direct isn’t a functionality someone would choose over the buttery smooth Jelly Bean and its new features like Google Now or the advanced actionable notifications.
Be on the lookout for the update’s notification, and also check for it manually via Settings » About tablet » Software update. As for Transformer Prime owners in other countries, happy waiting. But then again, always a way to manually and unofficially update, right?