Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android 3.1 update now rolling out in Europe
One of the more interesting Android-powered tablets that have hit the streets this year running Android Honeycomb is certainly the Asus Eee Pad Transformer with its keyboard dock that allows it to be both tablet and netbook, according to your needs. And people seem to have appreciated Asus’ thinking out of the box on this, since this tablet has been selling very well everywhere it’s been launched (of course, the decent price surely helped too).
A few weeks ago, we heard that the Eee Pad Transformer would be updated to Android 3.1, the latest version of Honeycomb, sometime in June. Android 3.1 was announced during Google’s annual I/O conference last month, and was first rolled out to Motorola’s Xoom tablets. The update doesn’t bring many new features, but there are many UI refinements in it, USB host mode is now supported, the Recent Apps list has been expanded, widgets are resizeable, and support for external keyboards, mice, joysticks and gamepads is in.
Asus has kept its word and announced, via Twitter, that the Android 3.1 update for European Eee Pad Transformer tablets has started rolling out over-the-air today. That means that you should have already been notified by your tablet that an update is available. If not, be patient, as it may still take a while for the update to reach your tablet.
Updating doesn’t require connecting the Eee Pad Transformer to a computer. The tablet will download the necessary files itself, then install them.