January 10, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
After a January 12 upgrade date that seemed almost set in stone a while back, the guys at Nvidia and Asus have surprised us all earlier today, when they announced the Transformer Prime with Android Ice Cream Sandwich available right away.
While nobody here at Androinica has an Asus Transformer Prime lying around, several early adopters of the snappy and elegant tablet have already hit the web and announced the update is live, up and running.
The Asus Transformer Prime is now officially the first tablet to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has every chance of becoming one of 2012’s best-sellers, if not the most successful slate out there.
With a 10.1-inch IPS panel with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass screen protector, the Transformer Prime is also the first-ever tablet to ship with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Well, not exactly ship, as the gadget is still not available on most of the important online stores, but you get the idea.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update should improve browser and multimedia performance on the 10-incher, but will also come (or rather it has come) with a redesigned and improved user interface, an interface about which we have talked only a few days ago.
Once again, we are still unsure if all you Transformer Prime early adopters have received the aforementioned Android ICS update, so please feel free to hit us with a comment below and tell us if your slate is already an Android 4.0-powered device and how does this feel and look! We would also appreciate a couple of photos, but we wouldn’t want to bother you too much.