Asus brings Netflix to Eee Pad Transformer with firmware update
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The Eee Pad Transformer TF 101 received an OTA update earlier this week and brought with it Netflix support for users in the United States. Owners should have already seen the automatic update notification, although users can still download the update manually through the settings menu of the tablet. The official firmware now stands at version 188.8.131.52.
Unfortunately, the Netflix app is still listed as being incompatible with the Transformer in the Android Market, according to the-gadgeteer.com. We imagine that Netflix will update the app at some point in the near future.
The update also brings support for Crackle, which is another TV and movie streaming service owned by Sony.
The 10.1-inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer sports an Nvidia Tegra 2 APU, 1GB RAM, an IPS 1280x800 resolution screen, Android 3.2, front and rear cameras, microSD slot, USB 2.0 and, of course, a full-fledged keyboard docking station. At a market price of $350, this tablet is certainly quite a big bang for the buck.
The update comes amidst rumors about the Transformer successor, which is said to pack Nvidia's next generation quad-core Kal-El processor.