ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T to receive Android 4.3 from November 18


ASUS has been the only Android manufacturer that has routinely pushed out newer versions of Android to its devices long before other manufacturers, and that tradition is going to continue with the Transformer Pad TF701T, the Tegra 4-powered 10.1-inch slate that went on sale in late October – it will begin receiving an update to Android 4.3 starting November 18th.

Granted, launching the tablet with Android 4.2.2 on board when 4.3 has been around for a few months wasn’t exactly the logical thing to do, but it’s great to see the Taiwanese manufacturer is working on rectifying that mistake so quickly. The update will bring improved battery life, trackpad responsiveness and dock battery charging, along with standard Android 4.3 features, such as OpenGL 3.0 support, restricted access mode for multiple users, improved performance, Bluetooth Low Energy support, always-on Wi-Fi location scanning even when Wi-Fi is off, and more.

The update should make its way to devices over-the-air, and ASUS should also make the full firmware files available for download on its website, as is usually the case.¬†There’s no word on when Android 4.4 KitKat will arrive for the TF701T, but knowing ASUS, it probably won’t take more than a month or two.

Via: Android Police