Asus Transformer Pad Becomes First Non-Nexus Device To Get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean


The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 will become the first non-Nexus device to be upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Asus has announced that the update is rolling out over-the-air to users in the United States today, while those in other regions should start receiving it by the end of the month.

This update not only adds support for multiple user accounts, but it also “enhances performance and stability,” and “improves the user experience with new features,” according to Asus’s press release.

As for the Taiwanese company’s other tablets — including the Transformer Pad Infinity and the new MeMO Pad and MeMO Pad Smart — they will see the Android 4.2 update during the second quarter of this year.

Google introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean back in November 2012, and until today, it’s been exclusive to the company’s Nexus devices — such as the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and the Galaxy Nexus.

The update introduces a whole host of new features, including Photo Sphere, lock screen widgets, gesture typing, and Daydream. It’s unclear how many of these features Asus has decided to bring to the Transformer Pad, but we’d expect to see most of them there.

If you’re a Transformer Pad user in the U.S., then, look out for an update notification today.