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General 3.1 Coming Next Week. Leaked download available. Nice Review of it at Hot Hardware.

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  1. dbpaddler

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    This is My Next reports from Computex telling us we'll be seeing our 3.1 update next week. To make it even better, Hot Hardware loaded up their Transformer with it and gave us a nice little review. Smoother, faster, less lag, better browsing experience and the typical 3.1 stuff people saw in the Xoom update. Not to mention a dock update with keyboard, trackpad and USB improvements.

    Leaked download. Get cracking. Came home to a completely dead TF so I'm charging for a few but downloading it now.

    Looking forward to this, and kudos to Asus for being so on top of support for this puppy. Reinforcing my decision to jump early on this.

    And I hope this doesn't hit on Memorial Day because I'd prefer to spend it outside in the sun rather than on the sofa toying with my TF.

    Some noteworthy excerpts:

     

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    Very good news. Faster than it is now? That will be interesting to see. Hope I have my dock before it gets issued just so I can see the before for both the dock and tablet.
     
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    Looking forwards to this, My transformer is more bumblebee than optimus prime at the moment :)
     
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    Running 3.1 now and the device does feel smoother. Browser has some nice tweaks :) only loaded for a couple hours so far. Google is making good progress.
     
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    Since some people would rather say they're running 3.1 and not provide a link so those of us may partake of it, I posted it in the 1st post.
     
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    Cool! Thanks! I think I'll wait until Thursday to do it. I should have my keyboard dock on Wednesday and that should give me one day of "before" with the whole package to see how it goes. Then I can upgrade. :D
     
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    Stupid me just wiped my whole thing, damn it. After all that time syncing with sugarsync....grrr. I'm updated though. Waiting for the dock update to hit.
     
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    I just updated to 3.1, I gotta say it's snappy feels a lot better then 3.01.
     
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    Still haven't gotten the dock update. Stuck on 0209.
     
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    I download the file following the link in the first post. It did not give me an option of where to download the file to so I don't know if it went to the SD card or not. I followed the instructions 3 times but still only have version 3.01. The second time I was going through the process it wiped all the data in my TF so now I will have to reload all my apps and redo all the settings. Anybody have any ideas why this is not working?
     
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    You should've downloaded it to your computer and then copied it over to the root or main directory of your microSD card or at least gone into the file manager on your TF and moved it to the root directory of your microSD. Your browser doesn't know it needs to be saved in the root directory. It'll save it in the default downloads directory. It's really no different than flashing with your phone. Files always go in the root directory of the card. Then do the volume down/power on thing. As soon as you get the small writing in the top left of the screen, press volume up and it should start the update.

    And if you let the recovery go on to long it's rather easy to mess up and factory reset your TF, hence my stupid me comment above.
     
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    Hmm, I suspect the keyboard dock upgrade won't show until sometime around the time Asus officially lets 3.1 loose. Would make sense, I guess, that they're just holding that gate closed until the appropriate time. Question is, will they release it at the same time or after?
     
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    People were saying they were getting it within five minutes of installing the 3.1 update. The 3.1 update would trigger the dock update. At least that's what was mentioned in threads elsewhere along with the article. They could've shut it down though. Wish they wouldn't have. Kinda sucks having the silky smooth update only to get lagged down by a slow keyboard every now and then.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    Sorry, but you have lost me. I am a novice when it comes to manipulating computer software. I used file manager and could not find the download that notification said had completed. Perhaps I'm better off just waiting until 3.1 is released by ASUS.
     
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    the 3.1 OTA update was waiting for me when I got home today....~10 minutes, and just before the end, it seemed to be frozen on the ASUS boot logo (wasn't responding to any buttons or power), but it eventually cleared on its own after 3 minutes or so.
    located in Canada
     
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    Got the update last night, but there doesn't seem to be a keyboard dock firmware update with it.
     
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    I didn't get it either. I am playing on it just to see if it will come through. doing the manual check for updates didn't bring it up either..
     
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    I admit I am still seeing pretty severe lag when it comes to typing on the standard browser via the docking keyboard. To the point I am looking at others. I wonder if that has to do with the lack of dock update for me.
     
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    Yes the laggy browser typing ruins the overall slick experience on such a nice device. Hey when you open the android market does the 'movie tab' displays? Mines does not, or is this and extra feature only for the 3.1 Xoom?
     
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    Just did all of the updates available to me including a dock update as I just got the dock. My dock firmware says 0209. Sounds like that might not be the latest and greatest though, yes? I'm also seeing the lag with the typing on the keyboard dock. Everything else seems good though.
     
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    As far as I know, the dock update should take it beyond 0209. I did the manual 3.1 update, and I didn't see a dock update after like some have said. The new update was supposed to cure a lot of the dock ills.

    I do wish someone who did the OTA updates would post all the version numbers in the 'about tablet" section so we can compare with the leaked update, at least for reassurance purposes.
     
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    Mine says the same thing as yours for the dock update. I do know that was the number for the hallways that happened on May 19th.

    Some websites seem to be faster with typing than others. I have started looking at other browsers too.
     

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