Unlike in Samsung, Sony, HTC and even Lenovo’s camps, things have been awfully quiet on the KitKat updating front for Asus thus far. But the Taiwanese are looking to mend a few fences with their novelty-savvy clients, first rolling out Android 4.4 for the PadFone 2 a couple of weeks back, and now giving the same royal treatment to the Transformer Pad TF701T.
The tablet/mini-laptop hybrid is one of the fresher high-end devices in the vast Transformer Pad family, so it’s only logical it moves from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to 4.4 KK among the first. Oddly, Asus is yet to come forward with an official changelog, or even confirmation the over-the-air rollout is underway, meaning it might still be a while until all TF701T owners get to board the chocolaty 4.4 bandwagon.
The users that do report having scored the bump tell us it accommodates the OEM’s very own ZenUI interface in addition to all the KitKat-specific tweaks and improvements (wireless printing support, Emoji compatibility, performance progresses across the board). Also, the lockscreen looks different, and so does Google Now.
On the not so bright side, just like PadFone 2’s 4.4.2 firmware, this performs a factory reset as part of the upgrading process, so be sure to back up your data before anything. And only pull the firmware via Wi-Fi. And charge your battery. Alright now, you have fun and let us know how it all goes.