The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is now in the process of receiving yet another software update. Luckily for those of you having terrible GPS issues, this is supposed to fix them. Unfortunately though, there are already some reports saying that in fact it doesn’t. Whatever the case, remember that your particular tablet may react differently to this update – so it is recommended to be applied as soon as possible.
The update will break root, so keep that in mind. It’s apparently not live for everyone just yet, and for some installation fails.
The camera seems to have gotten updated too, and some are noticing better browser performance as well. The GPS issues though will never be completely fixed via software, since a hardware component (the back cover) is what’s to blame there. So you should probably get used to that thought. After all, Asus recently announced an upgraded Transformer Prime (the TF700T) which comes with a higher-res screen but also a newly-redesigned back. It sucks to be an early adopter sometimes – indeed. Then again, consider that some Wi-Fi-only Android tablets don’t come with GPS at all.
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