If you’ve been window shopping for an Android tablet you may have stumbled upon the ASUS Transformer brand. As one of the first to be powered by NVIDIA’s quad core Tegra 3 processor the Transformer Prime quickly addressed the myriad of issues that plagued the original Transformer (Light Bleed, dead pixels, loose bezels). However, as great as the ASUS Transformer Prime is, it’s not without faults. A number of users have expressed woes concerning the tablet’s GPS. Reports spurted around various forums shortly after the slate’s release, mainly targeted at GPS failures in locking the user position.
Thankfully ASUS has heard your cries. In a great PR move (that’s sure to shadow their RMA horror stories) the company will provide an add-on to fix the GPS reception. After numerous of OTA updates that failed to remedy the issue, the dongle is reported to finally address the GPS woes. Those seeking to receive their free kit will be required to sign up for the ASUS Membership Program and must register their product. Within two weeks after filling the online form, owners should expect the dongle to arrive.
While images are yet to be released, AndroidPolice has reported that the hardware will be designed to be “very minimalistic and made to look like the Prime”. Here’s hoping it won’t look as camouflaged as Nintendo’s 3DS Analog Add-On:
No further details have been provided but ASUS has announced official statement will be issued on April 16 and at which time registrations will be open to owners.
If you’ve been holding out on purchasing the Prime due to hardware issues, rest assured that ASUS has already begun tweaking newer models. While a few months has already passed since the first release (which is ancient in tech years) it’s still THE tablet to own (despite NEWER competitor models). Of course you can always keep your cash and wait for the announced sequel — ASUS PAD Infinity.
via Android Police