The Asus EEE Transformer Prime tablet, announced only last November, has already been riddled with problems both in hardware and software. With issues surrounding its GPS units and irritating graphic bus, Asus know that their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will have an ever harder time selling in a tablet market already saturated with options.
Going on damage-control mode, Asus posted two important updates about the Asus EE Tramsformer Prime TF201 bugs last week, stating on the 18th that all UK units had no problems with the WiFi and that anyone unsatisfied with the product because of the GPS unit can return it and get a refund. Those who opt not to get refunds will get the bonus of being offered an extension to the standard ASUS warranty from 12 to 18 months. However, those who already have 24-month warranties won’t get any extension.
Asus also posted the following status on their UK Facebook page, “ICS 4.0 FOTA update for Transformer Prime TF201 from today (UK) will fix on-screen graphics bugs (previously some horizontal stripes and signal noise during video playback & pad rotation)”.
Despite Asus releasing fixes, the truth is that the problems with the GPS still remains. As Asus said though, the tablet is “not a professional GPS device”. That would be watering down the issue, but I’m sure some users will agree to that statement, especially those that don’t bother with GPS-related apps that much. However, the rest of the people who would like to have their GPS units not bonking out on them will unfortunately have to look elsewhere for a tablet.
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