Ever since it was unveiled at Google I/O, the world has been clamoring for their chance to get ahold of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The reality of the situation is not everyone will be updated. Owners of the “OG” ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and the ASUS Eee Pad Slider in particular were feeling left out in the cold after a miscommunication mishap resulted from an ill-informed ASUS Netherlands rep denied those devices would receive an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
Fast forward to today, where ASUS Germany is on damage control, letting fans on their Facebook know that those devices will, in fact, be updated to Jelly Bean, only at a later date. The (very) rough translation went a little something like this:
We need to deny this is clear. Colleagues from the Netherlands have made no statement about TF101/SL101, but merely confirmed that a Jelly Bean TF201/TF300/TF700 update be received. The converse, in that is not a TF101/SL101 JB update received are false and pure speculation. According to current knowledge, even users of older TF101/SL101 to benefit from a Android 4.1 update to come.
There you have it. So, not only hasn’t ASUS forgotten about you, but it looks like their track record remains as upstanding and solid as ever. You can sleep sound knowing that if you have an ASUS Eee Pad whatever, and it’s currently running Android — you can expect the J-Bean in your future.
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