Asus eyes Android 4.2 update for Transformer tablets

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Google's Nexus 10 tablet is loaded with sweet Android Jelly Bean (4.2) goodness, and now Asus reportedly wants in on the fun for its flagship Transformer devices.

As Phandroid's Quentyn Kennemer notes, it's important to shy away from assuming that all Asus Transformer tablets will ultimately receive the upgrade, especially since some devices in the Transformer lineup have yet to receive Android 4.1.

In the meantime, those with 4.1 don't have to wait for the next version of Android  to run core 4.2 apps by takeing advantage of a recent Nexus 4 system dump.

The leaked data was picked through by XDA Dev member Droid Hack, who managed to extract all core Android 4.2 apps as well as the latest Google Apps from the Nexus 4 dump, deodex them, and prep them for installation on any device running Jelly Bean 4.1 or later.

According to the folks at XDA Devs, the apps in the package include Camera, Desk Clock, Chrome, Maps, Street View, Gmail, Play Store, Play Music, Google Talk and all other core Google Apps and Android system apps. In addition, all the required libraries are also included in the package for functionality.

Interested? You can find the original thread and updated apps here.