The Asus Transformer Prime sometimes has GPS and sometimes doesn't due to the metal case. Asus pulled the GPS function from sales materials. Now there in an update that is supposed to help the GPS issues. Meanwhile, this dual-core tablet that transforms into a netbook continues to sell-out.
The update is rolling out in phases but is downloadable from the Asus website. The software updates the GPS driver to version 6.9.13. Some early adopters have reported that the update helps with GPS issues while others are still having problems getting exact GPS locations.
The next model due out later this year, the Transformer Prime TF700T will have a case made of different material and will be better able to handle GPS.
There have also been Wi-Fi issues on the Transformer Prime reported by some. JR Raphael tested his Transformer Prime and found that Wi-Fi connections were only hindered in weak Wi-Fi areas.
The Asus Transformer Prime was recently updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and was named the coolest tablet of 2011 by Wireless and Mobile News. We posted the latest video of ICS on the Asus Transformer Prime.
We tried to get the update bu the Asus website was down. Here are the directions to get the update once the website is back up.
- To get the update, go to ASUS.com, SUPPORT>DOWNLOADS>
- Type in Transformer Prime.
- Select Android OS and then FIRMWARE.
- Download Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Firmware: V188.8.131.52 Only for US SKU (Android 4.0.3).
- Then unzip the file and load on to the microSD card.