ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

Dec 21, 2012
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ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

ASUS started rolling out the Android Jelly Bean update for its Padfone 2 handset, which was announced back in Ocotober. The update reached a small number of users last month, but is now finally available for all Padfone 2 users starting today. The update will take users to Android version 4.1, and is hitting users in waves.

Initial reports are showing the update hitting users in Japan, Hong Kong, and other locations. In addition, ASUS published the update files for the WWE and HK version, so those users can grab it manually. This comes after users in those regions already received the update, but we're hearing that this one brings some small updates that the previous one lacked.

The update to 4.1 offers several improvements and changes. Both the Padfone's audio quality and its USB Internet sharing have been improved so that there's better audio and less chances of disconnecting. GPS has been optimized to function better. The camera received some enhancements, including better focus and features that improve photo quality.

ASUS Studio has been added for image editing, and video streaming playback has been optimized for more smooth videos. The WWE update is for users running firmware versions 9.8.8.40 and 9.8.8.5. The latest update takes the firmware to version 10.4.5.36. If you're not seeing the notification to update yet, you can try manually checking for the upgrade under Settings.

[via Android Community]


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