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08 April 2011, 14:48

ASUS releases Honeycomb-based Eee Pad Transformer source code

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc, often referred to simply as ASUS, has released kernel source code for its upcoming Eee Pad Transformer TF101. The 10.1 inch tablet source code file includes firmware and drivers used by the device, as well as documentation.

First announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Eee Pad Transformer is one of the first tablet devices to be running version 3.0 of the Google open source Android operating system known as Honeycomb. Unlike other tablets in its category, it includes a netbook-like dock with a keyboard and touch pad that also includes additional battery power in the base.

The Eee Pad Transformer is powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor at 1 GHz and includes 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, as well as several built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0; 3G mobile broadband is not included. According to Amazon, the Eee Pad Transformer will be released on 18 April in the UK and will start at £379.99 without the keyboard dock, and £429.99 with the dock.

The source code for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, labelled as "Eee PAD Kernel Code for Android OS", is available from the Transformer product page under the "Download" tab as a 97.49 MB zip file from one of the company's mirrors.

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