Ever since the PadFone X from ASUS was announced at CES this year, we have been patiently waiting to learn more about the device. We know that it will be on AT&T, that it will have LTE Advanced, feature HD Voice and VoLTE, but that was about it.
Because there aren’t already enough failing Android-powered game consoles, it appears as if ASUS is ready to throw their hat into the ring with the Game Box. Recently going through Bluetooth certification, a wireless controller for the alleged set-top box is pictured, showing a decent design with the looks of a hybrid Xbox/Playstation style. (more…)
In an unusual move, Google may eschew ARM for a 64-bit Intel Moorefield SoC in the long-rumored Nexus 8. That’s according to a report from AndroidPit, which points out that the device’s alleged release month – July – would both conveniently coincide with Intel’s chip shipment schedule, and come after the potential introduction of a 64-bit compatible version of Android. (more…)
We wouldn’t normally point out a year-and-a-half old tablet as a potentially good buy, but when it shows up on Woot! in “new” condition for $149, it may actually be worth a look. Such is the case with the Nexus 7 (2012), that is today’s daily deal on the bargain bin site. The tablet launched in the summer of 2012, seemed to take the Android tablet game by storm with its insanely low price and decent set of specs, and was the first in a line of tablets that most Android enthusiasts consider a “must have” each year. (more…)
ASUS is doing a press event in Las Vegas this morning as well, though they decided to do it outside of the official CES press day and are hosting media at Caesars Palace. Since the event also happens to run at the same time as Qualcomm’s, we decided to see what Qualcomm was up to instead. Thankfully, ASUS is streaming the entire event for all to see. (more…)
AT&T announced this morning at the end of their developer summit that it will exclusively carry the ASUS Padfone X in the U.S. Previous variants of the phone and tablet combo device have avoided the U.S. market up until now, even though it has been quite popular in international markets. We aren’t sure why (other than carriers hating the idea that you can use a smartphone data plan with a tablet by docking them together), but are certainly excited to see this hybrid concept arrive. (more…)
When it comes to ASUS, the company isn’t very well known in the States for its smartphones, but more for its tablets. They have made the past two Nexus 7 tablets for Google, and also have a quite popular lineup of Transformer tablets which probably sell pretty well in North America. Regardless of what they are known for to us, ASUS released a teaser video a few days ago, showing off balls featuring either the number 4, 5, or 6 on them. What could these numbers point to? Screen sizes? Could we finally see ASUS make a huge splash in the American smartphone market? (more…)
With CES around the corner, expect to see a tease or two per week from companies looking to steal some of the spotlight from competitors or at least make us pay attention for a minute. Asus is one of the first up with this new clip that dropped over the weekend. It features the Statue of Liberty throwing up deuces to tell us that it has a product that can do two things. The product appears to be a tablet of some sort, or convertible laptop-to-tablet dealio, which also flashes green and blue as a potential sign that we’re looking at Windows and Android. (more…)