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# 96074 19-Jan-2012 19:55
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I have a US Xoom that I purchased middle of last year. I am currently in the US on vacation and I was working away tonight when got the notification that an update was waiting. So since I wasn't doing anything critical I let it go ahead to find to my pleasant surprise it was Android 4.03 IML77. I have seen ICS a bit since my daughter's Nexus S also had it pushed to her when we were here but it's the first time I have seen it on a mainstream tablet.

The biggest thing for me so far?No more typing lag in forums like GZ and a much improved keyboard with word prediction and correction.

Plus the overall look is much nicer than Honeycomb.

Maybe the advantage of having a GED means getting updates faster.




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  # 571087 20-Jan-2012 07:36
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Yay for you, just wish acer would get it out for the a500 now :(

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  # 571095 20-Jan-2012 08:18
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I've heard it makes Honeycomb look like a beta release. Any day now for the original transformer...

 
 
 
 


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  # 571096 20-Jan-2012 08:34
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timmmay: I've heard it makes Honeycomb look like a beta release. Any day now for the original transformer...


Most of the reports I have seen indicate 'late January/early February' as the ICS update for the Transformer. Considering the teething problems with the Prime update I am happy to wait a few weeks while they get it right. Also US and Taiwanese TFs to get the update first, so once you see forum reports of updates there, then expect it here. My experience so far of ASUS updates is positive. Positive reports such as the OPs for the Xoom are very encouraging.




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  # 571104 20-Jan-2012 09:04
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Asus said on facebook that the update has been sent to google for approval, once they get that it'll be rolled out. It'd be nice if they rolled out everywhere at once.



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My wife has a Transformer so I will wait with bated breath for that update.

Interestingly at CES I saw very few tablets with ICS even in Motorola's booth so it's surprising that Motorola couldn't show it at CES on their new tablets rather than push it out a week later to their first tablet - not that I am complaining.

ICS finally makes the Android tablet a great device.




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I reflashed my galaxy tab 10.1 to a pre-alpha cm9 and it's great. Even though it has a few bugs, it's way smoother than honeycomb and just nicer in general. Multitasking is snappy, animations look fluid, great overall. Could never go back to anything else.



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As I noted in another forum I bought a Nook Color and we now have it booting ICS Cyanogenmod9 from a SD card and that is working pretty well despite the limitations of the hardware.




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