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Asus Transformer Pad is the first non-Nexus device to receive Android 4.2 update

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Gallery Photo: Asus Transformer Pad TF300 review pictures
Gallery Photo: Asus Transformer Pad TF300 review pictures

Asus has announced that its Transformer Pad TF300 will be updated to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the US today, making it the first device outside of Google's Nexus program to receive the software. Other regions get the upgrade, which will roll out over the air and also includes updated versions of some bundled Asus apps, later this month. There's no word on exactly which build users will receive, though it may be too soon to expect the recent bug fixes from Android 4.2.2.

Asus has a history of providing its devices with relatively speedy updates; the Transformer Pad got Android 4.1 soon after the software's announcement, for example, and the company says its "very close" relationship with Google helps it in this regard. Not all its products are quite so lucky, however — Asus also announced that the Transformer Pad Infinity, MeMO Pad Smart, and MeMO Pad will have to wait until Q2 for their updates.