ASUS is rumored to be officially unveiling its scaled down Padfone variant, the Padfone Mini, at a dedicated event in Taiwan scheduled to take place this Wednesday, December 11. However, today a leaked press render of the device has appeared online, revealing some rather drastic design changes when compared to the original.
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ASUS has just started rolling out a much-anticipated over-the-air (OTA) update to all Transformer Pad TF701T tablets located in the United States. The upgrade weighs in at 273.17MB and brings Android 4.3 to the device, in addition to a mass of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations, as well a line of code which dramatically improves the battery life of the slate.
Announced last month at IFA 2013 in Berlin, ASUS’s latest Transformer Pad variant, the TF701T – which ships with a revamped version of the traditional dock and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean– is now available to purchase in the U.S. through Amazon for $499.
Last month, ASUS officially unveiled the PadFone Infinity 2, the latest addition to its increasingly popular tablet/smartphone hybrid range of devices that are capable of sending/receiving text messages as well as making phone calls. Now, it looks like the Taiwanese company is planning a Mini version of the Infinity 2, that’s designed to compete with the hordes of other mini devices on the market.
Announced last month at IFA 2013 in Berlin, ASUS’s latest Transformer Pad variant, the TF701T – which ships with the traditional dock included – will go on sale in the U.K. through Amazon and eBuyer starting Monday, October 21, with the price tag of £429.99.
Signs that Google has dropped Samsung and tasked Asus to make its second-generation Nexus 10 first appeared last month when a British retailer began listing the device in its internal inventory. Now the move appears to have been confirmed by reliable tipster @Evleaks.
Google has started rolling out a tiny over-the-air update for the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7. This upgrade bumps the 7-inch slates build up to JSS15R, which, unfortunately, does not bring any new features, instead it consists of a bunch of bug fixes and stability improvements.
We’ve long heard whispers that claim Asus will be making Google’s next-generation Nexus 10, and according to this photograph of one retailer’s inventory, those whispers look increasingly accurate. The image was supposedly snapped inside a PC World store in the U.K., and it indicates the new Nexus 10 will be priced at £349 (approx. $563).
Yesterday, Google together with Intel officially unveiled their latest Chromebook variants, all of which are powered by the latest Haswell processors, and are due to be announced over the course of the next few months. Among the manufacturers adding to the current rage of Chrome-powered devices are HP, Acer, Toshiba and ASUS.
If you’re the proud owner of a new Nexus 7, or you intend to pick one up as soon as it goes on sale where you live, then you might be interested in the official Asus Nexus 7 Premium Cover, which has just started popping up on Amazon.
The Premium Cover combines a hard plastic shell with a soft, flexible cover to provide your new tablet with all-over protection. The cover folds up into a stand when your tablet is in use, and when it’s closed its microfiber lining will keep your display clean.