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> In reply to Mr Alertboy @ 2011-09-19 09:01 from nCeH - click to readI have one myself. I upgraded it to 3.2 when I got it and it runs perfectly smooth.
The newer transformer stock that is being sent out direct from Asus has 3.2 pre-installed.

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  • 2011-09-19 17:14
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Warning!! To all owners/users of Aus Transformer 101. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT upgrade your unit to Honeycomb 3.2. The current operating system (3.1) is perfect and all apps run smoothly and without a hitch. But the moment you upgrade to 3.2, disaster strikes. The tablet becomes slow and jerky, scrolling is slow and late to react, and almost every app that you have will begin malfunctioning. The tablet becomes absolutely useless, as you will not be able to run a single app. Even the live desktop backgrounds become slow and jerky.

I took the unit back to Asus but they were unable to roll back the OS to 3.1. (They tried very hard, but it didn't help).

So please stay with 3.1. The unit works perfectly with that and it is a worthy competitor to Apple iPad. But with Honeycomb 3.2 you will have a useless piece of kit on your hands.

I feel that the NVidia Tegra chip is unable to handle Honeycomb 3.2, but Asus is not admitting that. Google and other deice producers using Honeycomb have go to clarify this issue so that their cistomers don't fall into this trap. More importantly Google needs to either produce a fix for this or a way to roll back to 3.1.

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  • 2011-09-19 09:01
  • nCeH
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Just got it recently, and loving it. With the optional keyboard dock it is really versatile, especially due to the 2 USB slots. The software is really good too. A really good device

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  • 2011-09-18 12:20
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> In reply to densfog @ 2011-09-13 22:35 from fqc0 - click to readYou need to purchase the keyboard dock in order to get the USB ports. You get 2 of them.

The tablet has Google Maps included and access to the Android Market to download other apps.

If you want to get the tablet plus keyboard dock, I recommend the Eee Pad over the Galaxy Tab. I have seen poor reviews about the Galaxy Tab's keyboard dock. The reviews of the Eee Pad's keyboard dock have been good.

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  • 2011-09-18 07:48
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> In reply to densfog @ 2011-09-13 22:35 from fqc0 - click to readAnd yes, it has google maps apps and you have access to the Android Market.

Personnally i would go with the Asus. With the Asus you can add a micro SD card wich you can't with the samsung.

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  • 2011-09-17 23:09
  • 4Bbc
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> In reply to densfog @ 2011-09-13 22:35 from fqc0 - click to readHi, no, it has no USB port at all. Only HDMI port.

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  • 2011-09-17 23:05
  • 4Bbc
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hi, for this tablet users & the experts plz help me
1-this tablet has a full size USB or not so i can use a USB modem cause it doesnt have a 3G?
2-this tablet has google application such as google maps & android store for apps or not ?
3- comparing to the samsung galaxy tab 10.1 which one you reccomend ?
thanks in advance .. waiting for your replies

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  • 2011-09-13 22:35
  • fqc0
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Best Android tablet so far.
Screen very responsive and fast interface.
Keyboard dock turns it into an android honeycomb 3.2 netbook.
16 gig internal storage, 32 gig micro sd and 32 gig full size sd card (on dock) for a grand total of up to 80gig storage.

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  • 2011-09-08 16:05
  • mJrt
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Just bought one, well impressed!! screen is very responsive and sharp and the docking station is a excellent add on

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  • 2011-09-08 12:31
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> In reply to thepahte @ 2011-09-03 00:15 from 0C0k - click to readI find that the tablet is more comfortable to hold while in portrait orientation than in landscape.

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  • 2011-09-04 11:18
  • 4A$d
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The only problem with this tab is that its really really heavy

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  • 2011-09-03 00:15
  • 0C0k
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Bought and using it. Totally fall in love it. Was comparing with my iPad2, iPad2 wins on smoothness and easy to use. While this baby beats em with more feature and more crisp image due to larger resolution and keyboard+battery dock which is total perfect tablet to own.

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  • 2011-08-31 14:25
  • IWdg
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Got this tab today, and I must say, I'm pretty impressed..
Smooth touch sensitivity, great UI(3.2),great price..

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  • 2011-08-26 18:20
  • utd4
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> In reply to lol use google retar @ 2011-08-24 03:45 from Y2Lq - click to readI was referring to the official Facebook app rather than a third party one. I am using FriendCaster to provide some native app functionality, but I find with all third party apps I have tried, I am having issues where updates for a number of my friends are not showing up . Only the official Facebook app on my phone shows updates for all of my friends.

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  • 2011-08-25 22:47
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  • lol use google retar
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> In reply to Stuntman @ 2011-08-21 07:41 from 4A$d - click to readhttps://market.android.com/details?id=com.locomo­labs.facebook

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  • 2011-08-24 03:45
  • Y2Lq
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> In reply to Zoran @ 2011-08-22 02:08 from psD9 - click to readWhich OS do you feel it should run?

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  • 2011-08-22 07:37
  • 4A$d
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Slow and heavy and the OS shold be diferent not Android

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  • 2011-08-22 02:08
  • psD9
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Got it a week ago with the keyboard dock. I am really impressed with it. The stock browser gives me an experience close to what I get from a PC. Just would like a few more native apps like a Facebook one.

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  • 2011-08-21 07:41
  • 4A$d
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> In reply to Nik @ 2011-08-17 19:05 from Leha - click to readThe Eee Pad is dark brown.

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  • 2011-08-21 07:35
  • 4A$d
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I hope there will be 3G version of Asus Eee Pad transformer

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  • 2011-08-20 07:07
  • t7AR
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