ASUS PadFone2

ASUS today announced that's it's preparing an Android 4.4 KitKat update for a number of its devices. They include:

  • All PadFone 2 models (by the end of the second quarter)
  • PadFone Infinity (in Asia and Russia by end of Q2).
  • PadFone A80 (in Europe by end of Q2).
  • And new PadFone Infinity models (sometime in Q3).

ASUS also will update the devices to the latest version of its ZenUI.

Source: ASUS; Thanks, James, for the tip!

 

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Android 4.4 KitKat being prepped for a few ASUS devices

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Most importantly, the older Asus devices (701T, 300, 700) would greatly benefit from an update to even 4.3, because of the TRIM support.

All good things take time, but I am sure people will complain that it wasn't fast enough, never fast enough

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My 300 needs an update to make me want to use it again. I've never had something I was so disappointed in after only a year of owning it. I'll never buy Asus again.

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TF 701T????????Just came to US shore's in November, 4.3 is all we get? ASUS YOU SUCK! I have owned every tablet but the Prime. This is ridiculous.............

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To their credit, Asus is really good about unlocking the bootloaders, thereby allowing one to upgrade to a custom 4.4-based ROM (e.g., OmniROM, which I've been using for a few weeks on my TF300T to great success). Sure, you might not get all the bloatware with a custom ROM, and you might have a lot more control over the device, but it's a small price to pay.

It would had helped if they had my correct imei on the database in order to unlock there bootloader, asus unlock process sucks, needs Internet and if you rma the device you can't unlock, if you want to see good unlock check out the new Xperia series, Sony opensourced everything

I am new on this s/ware upgrade stuff. I also have the Asus tf300t and would like to know how I go about installing KitKat on my tablet. Your advice will be much appreciated.

The problem with flashing Roms is the fact that many of them dont have 100% functionality or are not as stable as they could be. The fact is, the Transformer Prime is still a very capable and powerful tablet and it is totally unacceptable that ASUS has dropped it from its update schedule.

8\26\13 was the last update on the Asus tf700f, mine is the 64gb model $700.00us . Now Asus can bet their last dollar that when I upgrade this tablet IT WILL NOT BE WITH ANOTHER UNSUPPORTED ASUS TABLET! This is the only way company's like Asus are gonna get the point, by not giving them repeat business, there is no reason in hell to be 8 months out with out an update to the latest o\s.

I can honestly say that I am 100% disappointed with Asus. I bought a TF201 (Prime) when it came out. Waited quite a bit of time for the upgrade to Jelly Bean. When it came out it was great as everything worked a wee bit better in my opinion. When I learned of Kitkat and played with it on a friends tablet I was thinking to myself "When will Asus make this available for me to use?". I wrote them a support email asking if my TF201 would get the Kitkat update. Their response has me considering dropping Asus for any/all products. I have the 32gb version. The email stated that because Kitkat is "too large" they wont consider bringing it to anything but their newest devices. They thanked me for my question then forgot to sign which employee replied.

I will be flashing this thing to Cyanogenmod 11 or whatever customer Rom i can get. I'm also starting to look at other tablets with better support as clearly Asus does not care one bit about customers or keeping their products updates.

June 2014 came and gone. No news / announcement on A80 upgrade? The announcement made by AUSUS remain for ref. for ever?
ASUS has ditched the PadFone Infinity owners once again?

The Firmware version is so old that many Apps can't be installed.
It takes long long time to boot up besides many other bothering issues.
We have been pulling over so far thinking that new version would make the things better.

It seems it is pointless to trust ASUS.
Already there are no application software like SAMSUNG's Kies or Apple's iTunes.
They keep there models updated very closely with new issues of firmware.
That shows a very poor support and not capable of supporting the ASUS products.

It seems AUSUS is just busy to churn out Hybrid-products with soon-to-be-outdated configuration/ specification of very limited RAM both for PC mode & Tablet, no SSD etc., at times when flagship-killers are coming out every day with next-generation features/ specifications and being sold a fraction of the prices of those flagship models.