ASUS Rolling Out Official Jelly Bean 4.1.1 For Transformer TF300T

August 21, 20120 Comments

For the most part, we try to bring you every firmware update. Whether it’s unofficial (meaning: custom ROMs), firmware leaks, or official upgrades, it’s always great news when a device gets activity regarding the latest version of Android. As the flavor of the season has been Jelly Bean, it’s also good to see any device getting Jelly Bean firmware to some degree. For the ASUS Transformer TF300T, ASUS has heard your pleas and has released an official update to the latest version of Android.

The update contains Android version 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and is currently rolling out to customers. Therefore, many users should have already gotten the notification that an update needs to be installed. If you haven’t yet, then you can try to force it by checking for updates or simply be patient until it gets to you. This is very exciting because the Transformer TF300T will have all of the features of Jelly Bean. As per the official ASUS press release:

Dear Valued ASUS Customers,We are pleased to announce that we will be rolling out a major software update for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, which will bring Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean to the device for the first time in North America. In addition to this being the first of our planned Jelly Bean updates for the Transformer Series, we have also added a range of new features, including new power saving options, global file search and several improvements to the pre-installed apps.

So, if you own the other Transformer series tablets, patience is key as ASUS hasn’t forgotten about you. Additionally, with the new features of power saving options, global file search and application updates, users will have the buttery awesomeness that is Jelly Bean. Of course, if you’re rooted, it’s probably best to hold off and wait for some custom ROMs to come out to ensure that you don’t lose root. Even so, ASUS has been wonderful about keeping their bootloaders unlocked and making root a breeze. Thus, even if you do unroot for this update, there will probably be an updated root method very soon.

For more info, check out the official ASUS website.

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