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Asus starts rolling out fix for Transformer Prime GPS bug

Asus releases the update for tackling the issues regarding the weak GPS performance mainly caused because of its metallic unibody design

Regarding some problems related to the GPS of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime Asus has now started to roll out firmware updates. Apart from that, the British owners are being offered an extended warranty period in case they are troubled by ongoing GPS issues and this warranty also includes issues with newly engaged Wi-Fi woes.

The update is currently being made available over the air and it upgrades the GPS driver from version 6.8.13 to 6.9.13. With this update many of the users are satisfied and claims that the GPS device now works properly.

Apart from all these, this update also has a downside, as the root access to the tablet is removed.

Earlier Asus quietly dropped the GPS from the specification sheet of the Prime as it was not able to give a good performance and even taking a long time to get connected to satellites. Later they admitted the issue and also found that the metallic body design of the tab is affecting the GPS signals.

Soon another problem regarding the tablets Wi-Fi has popped up. The latest OTA patch they are rolling does not have the solution for this issue. Asus UK believes that any Britain bound Primes would suffer the Wi-Fi issue; they will only get affected by the weak GPS performance.

In context with that the company has offered a full money refund if someone wants to and has also kept another option of gaining an extra six month of warranty coverage. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-01-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)