By now everyone knows about the fact that Asus released a device with flawed GPS and flawed Wi-Fi (reported by some, mine is fine) but now they are looking to fix it. Looks like by Mid-April there will be release of a free GPS Dongle for current prime customers that will fit flush against the bottom of the prime that plugs into the proprietary charger port. The Dongle will supposedly look like the dock hinge, and will come in matching colors to fit the prime. All this information was given out in a leaked email on XDA and confirmed by an alleged tester of the dongle.
Quotes from Email:
We will be releasing a dongle shortly that will address the GPS function and be a fully usable GPS that will lock onto many satellites and keep their lock with wi-fi active.
GPS dongle will be provided for free when it arrives. ETA is mid April for this and we are setting up a process for it. We will inform you once the process is complete and the dongles here.
It will look similar to the hinge from the dock. Where it will be a flush fit on the bottom of the unit if held in landscape matching the color of your Prime chassis.
Quotes from tester:
well the cat is out of the bag now. I can confirm this also. was supposed to be a secret..lmfao
I’m one of the people Asus has testing it out
The dongle is very cool though. very minimalistic and made to look like part of the prime.
Know we have this picture posted even more confirming the dongle:
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Looks like this will be Asus’ way to cover up their GPS mess and fact is I don’t even really need the dongle and feel like it’s going to get in the way. First of all it’s something I have to attach to my prime. Also, it’s something that will interfere with plugging the dock in. I will hold back full opinions until I actually see it.