Whoa! Let’s take it easy with that consumer-friendly attitude there, ASUS. You wouldn’t want us to make you our favorite tablet OEM or anything like that. The Taiwanese company announced today via Twitter that the company is already testing Android 3.2 on its popular Eee Pad Transformer tablet.
As you might know, Android 3.2 is the next and last version of Honeycomb before Ice Cream Sandwich arrives. Google hasn’t even announced Android 3.2 yet, but it looks like OEMs already have access to it. Maybe they plan to announce it along with the new version Google TV later this summer. Who knows?
This is great news for Eee Pad Transformer users, as it looks like they’ll be one of the first people to enjoy the goodness of Android 3.2. Add to this the fact that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is the most popular non-iPad tablet, and we have to wonder if ASUS is poised to become one of the most successful tablet OEMs in the Android world. They could leave others like Motorola, LG and Samsung in the dust.
Personally, I’m a big fan of the Eee Pad Transformer. As I’ve told you before, I got to play with one recently and found it to be way more responsive, stabler and faster than other tablets like the Xoom. It also doesn’t hurt that the Transformer is $100 cheaper than the Xoom. Cheaper and better usually make a product stand out, and ASUS has certainly achieved that with the Eee Pad Transformer. Any of you Transformer users care to vouch for the device’s quality? Let us know in the comments.