Could Asus be one of the first manufacturer's to see the 5.0 aka Jellybean update? According to Benson Lin, Asus' Corporate Vice President, yes it could. Lin told Tech Radar "Asus is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update."
Judging Asus's past history, we wouldn't doubt this to be true. The company was the first to provide tablets running Honeycomb and the first to push the Ice Cream Sandwich update to its tablets, so there is a very high probability Lin assertions will become a reality. One thing is for sure, Asus is really pushing to become a major player on the Android platform.
Source: Tech Radar