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  Reply # 535878 20-Oct-2011 22:28
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I agree, nothing really taxes it too much, I think more efficient software will help more than more cores. The web browser in particular is a bit pokey.




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  Reply # 542215 7-Nov-2011 20:19
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Hey folks. A new firmware update is out which fixes browser issues, dock battery drain and introduces an app backup app (in anticipation of ICS I assume) among other fixes.

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  Reply # 542218 7-Nov-2011 20:31
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hairy1: Hey folks. A new firmware update is out which fixes browser issues, dock battery drain and introduces an app backup app (in anticipation of ICS I assume) among other fixes.

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Yes I have just downloaded and installed it.  I have disabled 'auto airplane app' that I was using to conserve battery to see if the update does what it says.

I must say I am pretty impressed by ASUS' update frequency. 




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  Reply # 542246 7-Nov-2011 21:29
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Yes. The updates are thick and fast alright. I have lost count of the updates I have had since purchasing. Very impressive.




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  Reply # 542248 7-Nov-2011 21:36
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I'm also impressed with the updates, and i've read we'll get Ice Cream Sandwich some time too :-) ICS is meant to add hardware graphics acceleration, so it should be faster than 3.2 as well.

The Transformer Prime's looking pretty good. I don't need quad core as the Transformer's plenty fast enough for me, so I won't go for it, but maybe V3 will be interesting...




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  Reply # 542249 7-Nov-2011 21:36
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timmmay: I'm also impressed with the updates, and i've read we'll get Ice Cream Sandwich some time too :-) ICS is meant to add hardware graphics acceleration, so it should be faster than 3.2 as well.

The Transformer Prime's looking pretty good. I don't need quad core as the Transformer's plenty fast enough for me, so I won't go for it, but maybe V3 will be interesting...


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  Reply # 542250 7-Nov-2011 21:39
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Yes, I read that it's not always turned on by default, so ICS might (or might not) be a bit faster.




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My wife has a Transformer on 3.2.1 (updated a while ago) and hasn't seen any other updates. Did you guys go and get it or was it pushed?




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  Reply # 542264 7-Nov-2011 22:03
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It was pushed to me. You can go into settings and check for updates, I forget exactly where, try system or something. Sometimes updates seem to be staggered, maybe to reduce load on the server, or maybe it only checks occasionally.




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  Reply # 542364 8-Nov-2011 08:52
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timmmay: It was pushed to me. You can go into settings and check for updates, I forget exactly where, try system or something. Sometimes updates seem to be staggered, maybe to reduce load on the server, or maybe it only checks occasionally.


Go to:  Settings > About Tablet > System Firmware Update and select 'check for update' if required.




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Reply # 542385 8-Nov-2011 09:39
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I just checked my JB HiFi purchased Transformer and no update available yet for it.  Hopefully soon.  The battery drain is annoying




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Gilco2: I just checked my JB HiFi purchased Transformer and no update available yet for it.  Hopefully soon.  The battery drain is annoying


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  Reply # 542390 8-Nov-2011 09:44
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So what's the latest build number that anyone has after updating - still nothing on mine, purchased direct from US.

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  Reply # 542392 8-Nov-2011 09:47
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Android 3.2.1, kernel 2.6.36.3, build HTK75.WW_epad-8.6.5.18-20111028.




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I updated last night and it reads
Android 3.2.1 kernel 2.6.36.3 Build HTK75.US_epad_8.6.5.18.20111028

helicrew: So what's the latest build number that anyone has after updating - still nothing on mine, purchased direct from US.




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