The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime was supposed to launch tomorrow, 9 November. But reports are emerging from Taiwan that the PC giant has decided to delay the device until December. But it’s got a decent explanation. See, Asus wants to release the lightning-fast super slate with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, rather than a build of the old-school Android Honeycomb.
The move comes after Google apparently stepped in and said it would help Asus load the Eee Pad Transformer Prime with the latest version of the software. The Big G had apparently not been keen to lend a hand to Asus, prompting it to start talking up Windows 8 tablets as a future alternative.
While the delay is annoying for those looking to get the quad-core packing tablet straight away, it at least means there’ll be no issues while users wait to unlock the device’s full potential via Ice Cream Sandwich.
Gutted? Or happy to hold out and get an Eee Pad Transformer Prime once it’s properly fixed up with the latest edition of Android? Tell us down below in the comments.