Transformer Prime customers can sign up to get a GPS dongle from ASUS

The ASUS Transformer Prime launched with great fanfare in the tech community late last year. The quad-core tablet was praised for its excellent performance, svelte looks, and its Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system. However, the Transformer Prime launch was marred by numerous software bugs (most of these were eventually ironed out over the following months via updates).
One "bug" that couldn't be simply fixed with a software update pertained to the device's GPS functionality. Many users complained about spotty GPS reception or the inability to get a GPS signal lock at all. AnandTech’s testing showed that GPS performance was inferior to the original Transformer.
ASUS eventually acknowledged the GPS reception problems and removed the feature from the specs sheet for the Transformer Prime.

Now, ASUS is looking to make things right for customers that already purchased (and didn’t return) a Transformer Prime afflicted by GPS woes. According to AllThingsD, existing Transformer Prime customers will be able to register through ASUS' website on April 16 to receive a GPS dongle that plugs directly into the tablet. Customers can expect to wait about two weeks to receive their dongle after registering.
We don't have any idea how large the dongle will be, but it no doubt will mar the looks of ASUS' tastefully designed tablet -- this is the price that ASUS and its customers have to pay for the aluminum enclosure.
However, ASUS isn’t the only company to have reception issues with aluminum enclosures. Even though the third generation iPad routes its antenna near the external speaker holes on its casing to improve Wi-Fi reception, some users are reporting problems with connectivity.

Source: AllThingsD

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

Most Popular ArticlesSuper Hi- Vision Will Amaze the World
January 16, 2017, 9:53 AM
Samsung Chromebook Plus – Coming in February 2017
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Samsung 2017 Handset’s Updates
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Comparison – Surface Pro VS Tbook X5 Pro
January 21, 2017, 7:00 AM
Comparison – iPad Mini Vs Huawei MediaPad M3
January 19, 2017, 2:08 AM

Latest Blog Posts
Apple Watch
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 24, 2017, 6:51 AM
Some new News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 23, 2017, 8:59 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 22, 2017, 7:00 AM
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 AM
News of the World
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 19, 2017, 7:00 AM
Some tips
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 17, 2017, 12:16 AM
News of the Day
DailyTech Staff - Jan 16, 2017, 12:10 PM
Tech News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 15, 2017, 12:32 AM
Here is Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 14, 2017, 12:39 AM
News around the world
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 12, 2017, 12:01 AM
Rumors and Announcements
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 11, 2017, 12:01 AM
Some news of Day
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 7, 2017, 12:01 AM
News 2017 CES
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 6, 2017, 12:01 AM

Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki