Today is the day many of us in the Android community have waited for. As I’m sure most of you already know by now, the OG Asus Transformer was at the center of a massive online discussion yesterday, after a tweet was sent out by @Asus announcing that Ice Cream Sandwich was already available in Taiwan and should hit the US the next day. Well, today is that day, and as Stormy posted earlier this morning, the update hath arrived!
By now, you’ve probably already downloaded your OTA and you’re excitedly playing with your awesome new operating system. However, there’s always the chance that the update hasn’t hit your device yet, as this is a nationwide rollout, so it could take a few hours. You might also be at work, dying for the opportunity to punch out and run home to do the Android update dance, or you might not even own a Transformer and were waiting for ICS to arrive before making the decision to drop the $400 it takes to pick up a 16GB model from Best Buy like I did about a week ago. Whatever the case, I’ve decided to put together a first look video of Ice Cream Sandwich in action. Have a look at the video I shot below:
My only complaint, so far, is that there doesn’t seem to be a Face Unlock feature. This was one of Google’s highlights back when Android 4.0 was first announced, and either I’m blind or it’s not there — either of which is possible. Otherwise, I am ecstatic with what Asus and Google have done with the latest update. I’m really looking forward to the future of Android, and I hope my Transformer will remain compatible for another few generations.
Have you already flashed the update? Anything your liking (or disliking) in particular? Send me a shout in the comment thread — it’s nice to meet some folks from a new device community!