The Transformer Prime quad-core tablet by ASUS has been out for awhile, and as we’ve reported in the past the device isn’t the best when it comes to a GPS signal. More than a few owners out there have been reporting that the recent update, which was meant to fix the GPS issue, isn’t working at all. In fact, there are some people out there who are saying that their GPS was working before the update, but now the whole show has been cancelled, more or less.
The update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich didn’t take long to land on the tablet, which is a good thing to all those out there who wanted to get a taste of the newest version of Android for tablets. But, the reports keep coming in that the update didn’t fix the GPS issue at all. ASUS says that the update was meant to allow the TPrime to connect to a satellite to gain information via WiFi. That should allow for the tablet to acquire GPS information faster, but apparently it just isn’t working.
It is feasible that the Transformer Prime’s construction just doesn’t work with GPS, and that no matter the update that ASUS issues there may not be a permanent fix. With that being said, you could always just use the tablet without WiFi (if you already own it or plan on buying it), or just go with the higher-end version that ASUS has coming down the pipe.
Are you still experiencing issues with your Prime? Let us know in the comments.