Are you patiently waiting for the world’s first quad-core Android tablet? The always interesting Digitimes reports tonight that “sources from upstream supply chain” say Google is providing assistance to ASUS in order to make sure the Transformer Prime ships with the latest Android 4.0. Unfortunately, that means the official launch might be pushed back to December.
Digitimes explains that Google has cold-shouldered Taiwan based PC makers with Android software upgrades in the past and some of them are considering turning their focus from Android to Microsoft’s Windows 8. With Google reaching out and providing help on their customer’s products, it may help them gain more design wins over Microsoft.
I’m a little bummed that I might have to wait another month, but I’d rather see this device launch with Android 4.0 instead of it shipping with Android 3.2 and have an update “coming soon.” ASUS is expected to hold an event on November 9th so we should receive official word on the launch date later this week.