Asus Transformer Pad Infinity Jelly Bean Update Now Available
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity will be joining its predecessor, the Transformer Prime, in becoming the second Asus tablet to receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean over the past few days. At this time, there still isn’t any information whether the Transformer Pad TF300 would be upgradable to Android 4.1.
Phandroid reported on Monday that over-the-air updates have started rolling out for Transformer Pad Infinity owners. As these are OTA updates, you’ll have to go to Settings on your device then go to the About section to see if an update is available to download. If firmware updates aren’t available yet, you may have to wait another day or two as updates often take some time to roll out completely. In other words, some regions may get Jelly Bean earlier than others.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is considered a minor improvement over Android 4.0, but that doesn’t mean users wouldn’t be getting much by “leveling up” from Ice Cream Sandwich. What’s interesting is that Jelly Bean would look different on tablets as it would on smartphones; in fact, there would be differences in look and feel between smaller and larger tablets.
Generally speaking, Android 4.1 is highlighted by Project Butter, a feature that allows for smoother and quicker user interface navigation. Widgets have been redesigned, and the Google Now feature would be useful in a way reminiscent of Siri for Apple iOS.
The touchscreen keyboard has become more intuitive, and notifications are now expandable. Jelly Bean was originally announced at the Google I/O conference this June, and debuted on the Google Nexus 7 tablet one month later.