ASUS Padfone Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update rolling out

by features on March 22, 2013

in Android

We haven’t heard much from the folks at ASUS regarding their unique and original PadFone tablet, but today the hybrid device is getting an update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. After the original was overlooked and ASUS updated the PadFone 2 to Jelly Bean back in December, those early adopters are getting the treat today according to reports.

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ASUS now has three PadFone’s out and about, and the FonePad is coming soon too, but that’s a discussion for another day. All those enjoying the original ASUS Padfone will be happy to know that today’s update isn’t just a bump to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but they’ve also fixed a few bugs and issues many users have been reporting.

According to AndroidGeeks the update will bring your Padfone to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, but then you can also expect improved dictionary and keyboard operation, better camera previews, and the scrapbook feature with the stylus has also been improved. Then according to the official changelog from ASUS they’ve also fixed that ongoing volume key problem, and added a new File Manager app.

According to the official ASUS page linked to below the update is rolling out as we speak, and is also available for download. However, this appears to only show two versions available. One being worldwide, and the other for China. If you’re rocking the original Padfone give the update a try and let us know how it goes.

[via ASUS]

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Padfone
    Manufactuer : Asus
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : June 01, 2011
    Release Date : April 15, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : Super AMOLED
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.04 Inch
  • Width : 2.57 Inch
  • Depth : 0.36 Inch
  • Weight : 129 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1520 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : 440 hours
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU : S4
    CPU Clock Speed : 1500 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 64 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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