Asus: Transformer gets ICS in the U.S. tomorrow

By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael)

Asus Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich

Asus announced the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich for its original Transformer TF101 tablet this morning -- but with one significant footnote:

The upgrade is initially available only in Taiwan. Users everywhere else will get their taste of the new software sometime "soon after" this first push.

Don't despair, though: According to a tweet just posted by Asus's official Twitter account, the wait won't be long at all. Asus says the Android 4.0 upgrade will reach users in the U.S. tomorrow -- Friday, February 24.

So mark your calendars and keep an eye on your tablet mañana; the virtual dessert you've been waiting for should be on its way then. You shouldn't have to do much of anything to get it, either: Since Asus sends its upgrades over the air, you'll receive a notification on your device when the software becomes available to you. (The notification will prompt you to download and install the upgrade; all you'll have to do is tap a simple "OK"-like command to start the process.) If you're feeling impatient, you can always check for the upgrade manually by heading into the "System Update" section of your Transformer's "About Tablet" menu.

[UPDATE: The upgrade now appears to be rolling out to Transformer tablets worldwide. If you haven't received it yet, try a manual check!] 

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It's been a busy month for Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, and more rollouts are bound to begin in the weeks ahead. You can keep tabs on any device's upgrade status in my Android 4.0 upgrade list -- and for more about Android 4.0 and how it'll change your tablet or phone, check out my Ice Cream Sandwich FAQ and in-depth review.  

JR Raphael writes about smartphones and other tasty technology. You can find him on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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