Transformer Pad Infinity getting Jelly Bean

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

Asus's unique Transformer Pad Infinity tablet is now getting the latest Android update.

The newest version of Google's mobile operating system, known as version 4.1 or Jelly Bean, is rolling out to the device as of today, according to Phandroid.

Users can check the "About" section in the settings menu of their Transformer Infiniti and select the option to check for firmware updates to see if the device is available for the upgrade in their region.

The above-mentioned update arrives just days after Asus rolled out Jelly Bean for the popular Transformer Prime tablet. Unfortunately, there is no word on when or if the Transformer Pad TF300 will receive the same treatment.

The Jelly Bean upgrade could be considered a minor update for the Android platform, which is why it only brings the version number up to 4.1 instead of 5.0.

The most functional aspect of the update is that it looks different depending on the kind of device, so 7-inch tablets have a different presentation of Jelly Bean than 10-inch tablets or smartphones.

Among the updates are increased enhancements to the speed and performance of Android, new and sleeker widgets for the home screen, expandable notifications, and a more user-friendly app for viewing and deleting photos.

It also offers a new touchscreen keyboard for even more seamless text input, as well as new features for the ever-growing list of near field communication (NFC) devices, allowing users to tap phones together to enable things like photo sharing.

As of Google's latest numbers reported earlier this month, Jelly Bean is powering around 1.2% of all Android devices. The market is still dominated by version 2.3, Gingerbread.