Asus’s GPS woes on it’s transformer Prime continue despite it’s firmware update – butAnandtech claims to have the answer. A teardown of the Prime didn’t reveal anything drastically wrong, but does show that the unstable GPS reception is because of the tablet’s fundamental hardware design.

Unlike the original, plastic Transformer, the Prime has a fully aluminum unibody construction which doesn’t go down too well with wireless signals, and unlike other tablets there is no speaker grill to mitigate the signals. Though, Asus has admitted that the tablet’s design does hinder GPS performance, and has dropped GPS functionality from the list of specs on its website and it’s marketing plans.