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Asus Transformer Pad 300 gets an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean refit

The popular Asus Transformer Pad 300 tablet will be one of the first devices outside of Google HQ to be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Announced on the Asus Facebook page, the company confirmed that the Jelly Bean rollout would begin in North America:

“We are pleased to announce that we will be rolling out a major software update for the Asus Transformer Pad TF300, which will bring Android 4.1, Jelly Bean to the device for the first time in North America.”

Mr. Jelly Bean in the house

The Transformer Pad 300 was launched in the UK in May with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which itself saw an update over the weekend. Now though, users will have some Jelly Bean goodness to look forward to.

Asus used their Facebook page to tease a little more by uploading a picture of the Android Jelly Bean mascot along with the message:

“When Mr. Jelly Bean is in the office, it means something good is coming. LIKE me…”

As well as the new OS flavour, Asus have added a few updates of their own including new power saving options, global file search and ‘several improvements’ to pre-installed apps.

The Transformer Pad 300 is available to purchase now for £399 and comes packing a super fast quad-core NVidia Tegra 3 processor, 32GB of internal memory and an 8MP rear facing camera.

To infinity and beyond

With the news on the Transformer Pad 300 getting some Jelly Bean action, prospective Asus tablet customers will be hoping the same goes for the upcoming Transformer Pad Infinity 700 (TF700) due for a UK release on the 31st August with a price tag of £599.

The 10.1″ tablet will come packed with a 1.6GHGz NVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a Super IPS+ 1920 x 1200 display, an 8MP rear facing camera and Micro HDMI port.

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