ASUS has announced that they will begin pushing the Android 4.2 over-the-air update to the Transformer Pad TF300 for folks in the US today. Other regions will follow during the month of March. This makes ASUS, and the TF300, the first non-Nexus tablets to see the 4.2 update, which includes the long awaited multiple user support. In addition to the version bump to 4.2, ASUS says the update will also bring enhanced performance and stability. To go along with the OTA, ASUS will also offer updates for their App Locker, Virtual Keyboard, Lock Screen and Setup Wizard applications. 

Also mentioned in the press release are the Transformer Pad Infinity, The MeMo Pad Smart 10-inch, and the MeMo pad, which are slated to receive the 4.2 update during the second quarter of 2013. Notably absent is any mention of 4.2 for the Transformer Prime.

The TF300 was a popular -- and very capable -- tablet for ASUS last year. With the new features in Android 4.2 it should offer a great experience for owners throughout 2013. Jump past the break to see the full press release.

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Android 4.2 released for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300

Improvements include enhanced performance, stability and multiple user account logins

Fremont, CA (March 4, 2013) — ASUS is excited to announce Android 4.2 is now available in the US region for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. Android 4.2 will be released to Transformer Pad owners via a free over the air update starting today in the United States and will be available in other regions during March. This new version of Android enhances performance and stability, improves the user experience with new features as well as providing multiple user account logins.

The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is one of the most successful ASUS tablets to date and offers a full notebook PC experience when attached to the innovative mobile dock. ASUS is committed to providing the best customer experience, and is the first manufacturer to receive Android 4.2 for partnered tablets. The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10”, and ASUS MeMO Pad will receive Android 4.2 in Q2.


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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 first non-Nexus to get Android 4.2; roll out begins today in the US


Very awesome asus really does a great job of updating! I hope this fixes some stability issues I have with mine.

There is no "TF300". "TF300" is just the general base model number. The actual models are TF300T, TF300TG, and TF300TL. T is WiFi only. TG has 3G cellular support. TL has LTE cellular support. I would assume that, minimally, the release at least includes firmware for the T as it's, by far, the most popular of the three models. Not sure if the release includes firmware for TG and TL, but it probably does.

The TF300T 4.2 update works for TF300TG.
BUT then you loose the support for SIM/3G :-(
Had to revert back to the latest 4.1 release for TF300TG.
Hope there is a release with SIM/3G support soon...

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but can anyone tell me when an update like this comes out for one device what is the likelihood this will follow for other devices running 4.1.1 ?

Great news! Already installing my update. I've been seeing a bunch of deals for cheap refurbished TF300's with dock (generally for around $330), so now that this is a Tegra 3 machine with 4.2, those deals become even better.

Now all I need is that 4.1.2 update for my Razr Maxx that's been promised this month ...

you paid too much, i paid 250 brand new at best buy and then a week later bought the dock for $50 at best buy so I paid all in all $300 brand new. The deals are out there you just have to know when to look.

I hope this update fixes my TF300. It keeps crashing and rebooting several times per hour. I have not been able to discern the cause.

My System Update keeps saying my system is up to date.

Mine is installing the update right now. Checked; it said it was up to date, and down in the notification area, "Downloading update."

Seems to have solved remaining performance issues. I can use my bluetooth headphones with streaming services without any lag or weird pausing issues.