Since Android is an open source operating system its difficult to get updates as soon as a new version is released. The latest version of Android is version 4.1 Jelly Bean and is currently only available on a few devices although ASUS is working on updates to their devices that can support it. ASUS officially made a statement on their Facebook page to let users know their intentions with the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean:
“We are pleased to announce that we will be updating many of our tablet products to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive an update to Jelly Bean in the coming months.”
Since the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will require more processing power than its little brother Ice Cream Sandwich not all ASUS devices will get the update. ASUS has made it clear that they will be looking into the limitations on a per device basis and will update all of them they can with the new OS:
“We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.”
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has many enhancements over its last version as well as some great new features like Google Now which is Google’s version of the popular Siri on newer Apple devices. Almost all Android devices that have been announced this year will see this update although only HTC and ASUS have confirmed that the updates are on their way.