Android devices typically never get the kind of manufacturer support that we all want, and that’s the case with the original Transformer. The TF101 and its close cousin, the TF101G (which includes radios for 3G connectivity) have gotten ports of multiple, fully functional Jelly Bean ROMs. Unfortunately for the TF101G, the 3G radios aren’t functional in the ROMs developed for the TF101, and so anyone using those newer ROMs lose 3G functionality. And of course it’s not fair to give users the choice between losing features they paid for or staying on older software.
XDA, like always, to the rescue. One dev has figured out a way to get those 3G radios working on the TF101G. It’s still only an experimental build of Cyanogenmod 10, and it’s appropriately labeled a WIP, but if you’re the owner of a Transformer and you’re really missing 3G functionality on Jelly Bean, this is a great breakthrough for you. The dev is also planning on releasing source later for anyone to help out.
So if you’re feeling adventurous today, give the build a shot. The dev is asking for feedback, since it is still an experimental build that may have some bugs. But sometimes that’s the fun part of flashing, isn’t it?
A press release from Vodafone has confirmed the ASUS Transformer Pad TF700KL is heading to Germany, a Transformer Pad TF700 with 4G LTE connectivity. The new LTE Transformer will initially launch in Germany, but will soon be available in other Vodafone stores across Europe – with the exception of Italy, which has not yet upgraded their network infrastructure to support LTE.
Unlike its Transformer TF700 siblings the TF700KL will be powered by a more power efficient dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz (rather than the quad-core 1.6GHz Nvidia Tegra 3), which was most likely chosen due to LTE’s demanding battery life. Its display will be covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 which will allow the device to be thinner, but will still support a dazzling full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. Other specs remain identical such as 1GB RAM, storage options of 16GB, 32GB or 64G, and as always an expandable microSD card slot.
The top-of-the-line TF700KL 64GB model will be priced at a hefty €819 ($1025 USD) for non subsidized customers and €169 ($211 USD) with a contract.
via: Notebook Italia
Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, ASUS, has just released a short teaser video suggesting their new offerings that will be announced at Computex 2012 on May 31. The video doesn’t divulge any serious details, unless you consider various versions of Altostratus and Cumulonimbus clouds a spoiler. Along with the atmospheric scenery comes statements such as “the shape of the cloud is ever-changing, beyond time and boundaries”. Good stuff, huh?
Most of us are expecting some awesome tablets to be announced continuing the ASUS Transformer saga. Perhaps we might see the rumored Nexus Prime tablet as well. Whatever ASUS has up it’s sleeve, we’re soon to find out this coming Thursday at Computex 2012. Check out the video below for clues to their next transformations.
For those of you ASUS Transformer and Transformer Prime owners who enjoy a little custom recovery action every now and then you’ll be pleased to know the CM touch version is now available to you. Over the weekend Sir Koushik Dutta released the touch recovery for the two tablets, adding to the ever growing list of compatible deices. This will make it the first “tablet” versions added to the list, though.
If you have yet to use touch recovery on any of your devices, well, you are missing out. After using the handy touch controls on my Galaxy Nexus, the OG version on my Transformer Prime just seems so outdated. Not that there is anything wrong with the older scrolling method, I just prefer to tap away at my hacking. :-)
To get the newest CM recovery on your Transformer and Transformer Prime is a piece of cake. You can automatically flash it through the ROM Manger app for the small price 0f $2 (you really should support CM development), go to the CM source link for manual install instructions, or you can use the flashable zip below (created by XDA member jvscorp). Happy touching!
Clockwork Recovery 126.96.36.199 by JvS Corp.zip
source: ClockworkMod / XDA
via: Android Police
Everyone’s favorite custom ROM, CyanogenMod 9, is coming to more devices on a nightly basis with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi, Google I/O edition, and T-Mobile version), Samsung Galaxy S II (non-U.S.), ASUS Transformer, and ASUS Transformer Prime.
The addition of these devices comes on top of nightlies for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom. Remember, these ROMs are built every night and could be buggy and unstable, so flash at your own risk!
Download links after the break.
Today Asus rolled out the Android Honeycomb 3.2.1 update for their Transformer tablet. Updates are always fun and are generally an improvement to your Android experience. If you are the proud owner of a Transformer and haven’t received the update yet, press menu>settings>about> and check for a system update. According to Asus’s Facebook page, the update will bring:
- Added Farsi IME support
- Czech IME improvement : support Qwerty & Qwertz
- JP SKU fixed translation bug and Polaris office font
- Added more language translation into ASUS App
- CN SKU 3rd party app bug fix
- Polaris office & ASUS WebStorage update
- Browser with Adobe Flash improvement; ex: YouTube
- Browser force-close improvement
- Improve Wi-Fi stability
- Improve Chinese handwriting prediction : recognize character from each stroke
Asus Transformer owners my have felt left out while waiting for Netflix support, but sometimes things are worth waiting for. The Transformer received an update yesterday, showing build number 188.8.131.52. This finally brings Netflix support to the device (without being rooted). There is also an update to the dock software included, taking it to EP101-0213 (put the device into a dock to update). Anyone rocking this update out yet? Grab Netflix here and let us know how it’s working on your Transformer.
Amazon is running a back to school promotion for those of you that have an Amazon Visa credit card. If you apply coupon code BTS20OFF, you will get 20% off of any PC and office supplies, which some are speculating it includes tablets. You will see the above picture of the discount applied to the ASUS Transformer, but unfortunately the code did not take for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Iconia Tab A500, or the Motorola XOOM.
It sounds like this deal was not meant for tablets, but if you want the Transformer, grab it quick because they may catch it soon. If you are in the market for another tablet, keep trying because it may eventually take.
Many have fallen in love with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Personally, I can name 5-6 friends that have one, and swear by it (other than the fact some haven’t yet received their latest 3.2 update yet). But that’s besides the point. The innovative Android device designed as a tablet yet able to ‘transform’ into a notebook was one of a kind.
ASUS has now taken this tablet/notebook design a step further. In the following video you’ll see a tablet…Then a notebook…Then a tablet again! Wait, now a notebook!
We had some Netflix news a couple days ago for Honeycomb tablets, but ASUS Transformer users were perhaps feeling a little left out in the cold on the support side of things. It was working on some, but unfortunately not all. That’s going to change today, as a patch is now available to get Netflix running on all ASUS Transformer devices. Yeah, we said it, now grab it from the source link below!
[via xda developers]