New support for Asus Transformer Prime update

While there are many consumers who look at the Apple iPad as their tablet PC of choice, that’s not to say there are not some other great alternatives available, one such device is the Asus Transformer Prime, and today we have news of new support for the device via a new update.

Asus has revealed that it has another update for the tablet PC on its way, and according to SlashGear the US arm of Asus has been keeping quiet about the firmware upgrade, but that hasn’t stopped the Italian arm from revealing what is coming with the release of the software.

It is expected to be arriving tomorrow March 29th for the Italian market at least, and brings with it some nice new features. These include support for a new Prime LAN cable accessory, which will allow the devices USB port to connect to a wired Ethernet cable. This will make the Transformer Prime an even more useful alternative to a laptop.

The firmware update labelled version 9.4.2.21 will also bring a new camera firmware update system, so in the future there will be no need to update the camera software separately and will be done with regular firmware updates. Other changes include the renaming of the Android Market to Google Play Store, and also the renaming of Play Books, Play Movies, and Play Music.

The Asus Vibe software will also go to v2.0 that will feature an enhanced UI with more content, and users will also have control over notifications such as unread messages straight from the lockscreen. There will also be Face Unlock support too along with connectivity getting a tweak with Ad-hoc Wi-Fi network support, as well as some wireless bug fixes.

Users will also now be able to choose between portrait or landscape orientation for video played from the HDMI output, along with the ability to size the content to fit the screen or to bracket it with bars. The company also announced that another TF101 update is in the pipeline as well, which will address other issues but no timeframe has been given for that so far.

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