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Asus comes up with GPS fix for Transformer Prime, not the most elegant solution

Asus finally solves Transformer Prime GPS problem by way of a GPS dongle.

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Users of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet have been plagued with issues since the release of the device last December. Most of the issues have been resolved through updates and patches, but one problem remained. It turns out that the aluminium shell does a great job of blocking the high-frequency radio waves of devices such as GPS.


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Finally Asus has come up with a solution. Last week, the company announced that a solution to the problem was on its way. Today, you are now able to register for your free GPS dongle which should fix the GPS problems experienced by users. The registration site is available here and will require you to log in and register your device if you haven't done so already.


You must request your dongle before July 31, 2012 as that is when the offer expires. The fix is hardly elegant and looks like a growth attached to the bottom of your device. However, it is free, so there is little room to complain. Additionally, it connects using the proprietary connector on the tablet which means you cannot use the keyboard dock at the same time as the dongle.


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