Asus was the first OEM to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (in the non-Nexus space) last year, and has continues to beat the competition to the chase this time around as well. The Taiwanese OEM has been quite consistent as far as rolling out prompt OS updates to its frontline devices is concerned. Last month, the Transformer Pad TF300T and the TF Pad Infinity TF700T received the official OTA update to Android 4.2, which is the latest version of the Android OS currently available, and brought these two devices into an elite zone which was occupied only by Google’s pets – the Nexus clan viz. the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. And starting this week, another member of the Asus Transformer Pad family joins the Android 4.2 club, with the OTA update being pushed out to the TF300TG.
The Transformer Pad TF300TG is essentially the exact same device as the TF300T, which was the first Asus device, or for that matter, the first non-Nexus device to get updated to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The only difference between the two devices is the addition of a SIM card slot for 3G connectivity on the TF300TG. With Asus continuing its roll as far as speedy delivery of the 4.2 update is concerned, folks who own either of the three devices which have already been updated, as well as those who own either an Asus MeMo Pad Smart or the MeMo Pad, would be quite happy with their decision to go with Asus, as both these devices are also expected to receive the bump up to 4.2 in Q2. And going by the rate at which Asus continues to roll out the upgrade, it sure does look like they are going to be right on the dollar there.
The new update seems to have already started getting pushed out to devices over the past couple of days, and if you haven’t received that system update notification as yet, it should drop in soon enough. After all, this is not just an incremental update but a full fledged OS version upgrade. Not to mention that these are usually rolled out in stages so as not to overload the servers. As you can see from the screenshot above, the update is a whopping 463MB, so you better make sure that you are connected to a WiFi hotspot, and charge up that battery on your Pad before you attempt to download the update.
If it hasn’t popped up yet, you may want to go to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates and mash that Check for Updates button to try and get it manually. And once you have updated, don’t forget to let us know about how you like all the cool new features and changes that the update brings to your TF300T 3G