The rollout of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update has been confirmed for three Asus tablets; the Transformer Pad, Prime and Pad Infinity. The company is also considering similar updates to other devices and it will reveal schedules for further updates. Asus stated that, for the time being, it isn’t in the position to confirm subsequent Jelly Bean updates. In addition, developers from XDA have released unofficial Jelly Bean update for the Transformer Prime (TF201). It appears, older Asus tablets such as Eee Pad Slider and Eee Pad Transformer won’t be getting the Android 4.1 update.
Although Jelly Bean doesn’t crank up processor clock, it still offers better performance through faster transitions between apps and homescreen. With low touch latency, the Jelly Bean is considered as the smoothest and most responsive Android version yet. Jelly Bean’s graphics pipeline uses triple buffering, which makes animations and scrolling feels much smoother. A few days ago, HTC also confirmed similar update for its latest smartphones, the HTC One S, One X and One XL.