Category Archives: Asus
An Asus executive revealed to WSJ that the copmany is “in talks” with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is always just talk, but we all know that WP8 is in need of new partners and it’s interesting what Asus might do with the OS, we might even see Asus PadFone running Windows Phone 8. VP Benson Lin also commented the situation by saying the following:
“With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” Mr. Lin said. “There is no target timeline…but we are interested in making Windows phones.”
It’s still unclear how it could work. The Android-based Asus PadFone employees the exact same Android version whether it’s in tablet or in phone mode, but there’s no version of Windows currently that allows that sort of flexibility. There’s no launch date or anything else information out yet, but it’s pretty great news that we might see Asus Padfone running Windows Phone OS.
Read the full review here—-> Asus PadFone 2 Review
Display : 4.7 inch Super IPS + HD Touchscreen,
Dimensions : 137.9 X 69 X 9 mm
Resolution : 1280 X 720 pixels
Weight : 649 grams ( full combo )
Operating system : Android 4.0 ( icecream sandwich)
Processor : 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
2G, 3G and 4G support
Connectivity : GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC
Sensors : Gyro, Accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors
Camera : 13 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front camera.
Memory : Internal memory 16/32/64 GB and 2 GB RAM.
Battery life : 2140 mAh (smartphone), 5000 mAh ( full combo )
There was lot of tablets shown in CES this year, and ASUS showed few there too, but one tablet they didn’t show there was ASUS MeMo Pad. ASUS MeMo Pad, 7-inch 1,024-by-600 tablet runs Android Jelly Bean, has 16GB of internal storage, a Mali 400 GPU, 1GB of RAM and a 1MP front facing camera. ASUS MeMo Pad isn’t as nice as Nexus 7, but with price tag of $150 it’s little bit easier to your wallet. ASUS also informs that MeMo Pad is “tablet-only product”, meaning that it won’t be getting Transformer Pad-like keyboard dock. Check out the official press release after the break.
ASUS launches never before seen all-in-one PC with detachable tablet. ASUS Transformer Aio is is a fully featured desktop PC with Windows 8, and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core processor with Nvidia GT 730M graphics card. Transformer Aio has 18.4-inch Full HD IPS display, which according to ASUS “delivers brilliant images with 178-degree wide viewing angles.” ASUS SonicMaster audio technology is also on board, and it brings great sound quality. Transformer AiO seamlessly switches into a self-contained Android 4.1 tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the touch of a button. There’s also handle attached to the tablet, that allows carrying it very easy.
ASUS enters the Google TV competition with it’s latest innovation, Qube. Qube is Google TV device that lets users access to Android apps, movies, TV and more, and it can be controlled via smartphone or tablet app. It also allows user to use motion control and voice search features, ASUS claims that Qube is the first Google TV device that lets user to do that. Qube with Google TV also includes 50GB of ASUS WebStorage as standard.
Qube with Google TV
ASUS WL-330 NUL Pocket Router
· Marvell Berlin G2 chipset
· Android Honeycomb 3.2 platform
· 4GB flash storage with 1GB DDR3 RAM
· 124 x 124 x 124mm
It’s been rumored for a while now, that ASUS made dock for Nexus 7 would be launched in Europe and U.S. There’s now some good news for all you Nexus 7 owners. According to report from dutch site AndroidWorld.nl, ASUS made dock for Nexus 7 will arrive in mid-January to Europe with price tag of 29.99€. In U.S B&H Photo, started to accept pre-orders in im December, is now showing expected availability date of January 10th.
Nexus 7 dock connects to the device with pogo pins and allows it to connect to other devices through microUSB and headphone jack.
New leaked images from Notebook Italia and Russian retailer, the 7-inch ASUS ME172V has trasformed out of only being numbers in benchmark results into solid possibility. Russian site ogo1.ru shows device up for pre-order at 6,990 rubles(about $225) for a 16GB model, 1,024-by-600 screen, Android 4.1 and 1GB of RAM. Earlier Benchmark results showed those specs while also showing a 1GHz CPU and Mali 400 GPU. There’s no doubt that this image and details might also be hoax, as there’s no official word from ASUS just yet.
The Nexus 7, best Android tablet under $200, or maybe even the best Android tablet on the market now. Anyways there’s been a missing feature, and that is official dock, but don’t worry ASUS is going to launch audio dock for the Nexus 7 soon.
Now there seems to be full hands-on video in YouTube, which showcases ASUS Nexus 7 dock. The dock is apparently sold in a store called Yodobashi Camera somewhere in Japan, and the person who bought it got the chance to buy it one day prior to mass release. There’s no mention when the dock will be launched in other regions outside of Asia, but when i do know more i will let you know.
Check out the hands-on video after the break.