Just days after I complained about the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity missing some very basic features, the tablet received an OTA update from ASUS that bumped the software up to version 18.104.22.168 and fixed some – but not all – of my complaints.
Before we go any further, though, let’s clarify: No, this is not Jelly Bean. It’s not even Android 4.0.4. We’re still stuck at 4.0.3, although the GPS version was bumped to 6.9.19 and the camera up to 0xB03400. Additionally, the mobile dock that was originally released for the Transformer Prime now displays as “DOCK-EC20N-0207″ instead of “TF201-DOCK-0207.” This could be an attempt for ASUS to clear up any confusion about the compatibility of the old dock with the new tablet.
In addition to these bumps in version numbers, Face Unlock in finally working (like it should have been from the beginning), and the boot animation is a little bit shorter (faster start up times are always welcome). Other than that, though, I’m not noticing any other improvements, fixes, or enhancements, so ASUS still has its work cut out for it.
You should also note that you will lose root if you apply this update, although Voodoo OTA RootKeeper is confirmed to work flawlessly in restoring root access after the update.
I am hopeful that this update is simply preparing us for an upcoming Jelly Bean update, and that all of the other issues I mentioned will be fully addressed at that time. We know that the Jelly Bean update for the TF300 already works fairly well on the TF700, so I’m hopeful the update will come soon.
Do you notice any other updates after applying the new software?