ASUS’ $160 MeMo Pad Finally Hits Retailers, Think Nexus 7 Minus the Good Stuff

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If you happen to be in the market for an affordable Android tablet, plus you don’t find yourself worrying about the amount of cores your processor has or what your display’s pixel density is, then maybe check out ASUS’ new 7″ MeMo Pad.

For those familiar, and if you are reading this site I would hope you are very familiar, think of it as a Nexus 7 tablet minus a few of the specs. The MeMo pad rocks a 1GHz single-core VIA WM8950 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 1-megapixel front-facing shooter and Android 4.1.   (more…)

ASUS Announces Android 4.2 Update for Transformer Infinity, Rolls Out Today

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ASUS has always been a manufacturer you can rely on for timely device updates. To keep that street cred up, ASUS announced through their official Facebook page that they will roll out an Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” update to owners of the Transformer Infinity starting today. With Android 4.2 on your tablet, you can start taking advantage of the multiple user options, enhanced notifications and system toggles, plus a whole lot more.

If you are the owner of an Infinity tablet, I would start checking for that update right now and throughout the day.

Via: ASUS Facebook

Report: New Nexus 7 Arriving in July, Google Chooses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Over NVIDIA’s Tegra

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According to a report out of Reuters this evening, Google will launch a new version of its popular Nexus 7 tablet this July. The tablet will be made by Asus once again, but will use one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors this time around in favor of NVIDIA’s Tegra line, “for power reasons,” one of their sources said. The new N7 will also sport a display with a higher resolution and a casing with a much smaller bezel than the current model.  (more…)

ASUS to Settle Class Action Lawsuit, Paying $17 and Free Dongle to Owners of Transformer Prime Tablets

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This past Sunday, ASUS posted to their official North American Facebook page that the company has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit, resulting in the payout of $17 and a free GPS extension kit to every U.S. buyer of a Transformer Prime TF201 tablet. Previously, ASUS was handing out free dongles to affected customers, but for some folks out there, that must not have been enough and they decided to take legal action.  (more…)

Groupon Hosting Sale on ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, Starting at Only $350

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Been looking for a pretty sweet deal on a new tablet? How about a tablet packed with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and a 1920×1200 HD display? Well, Groupon has just the thing for you. For a limited time, you can pick up refurbished ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity tablets (review here) starting at $350. You can choose between either the 32GB or 64GB storage options, plus can choose if you want the matching dock as well, for an additional $80. Considering this device was $500+ at launch, plus more for the dock, this deal is pretty tempting.  (more…)

Asus Makes the Transformer Pad TF300 the First Non-Nexus to Receive Android 4.2 Update

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This evening, Asus announced that the Transformer Pad (TF300) will be the first non-Nexus device to officially receive the update to Android 4.2. The update starts rolling out today via over-the-air update in the U.S. and will be available in other regions later this month.

Other than all of the standard Android 4.2 features that are included like multi-user support, a new keyboard, and DayDream, the new firmware will also provide updates to Asus’ App Locker, Virtual Keyboard, Lock Screen and Setup Wizard applications.

The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10”, and ASUS MeMO Pad will receive Android 4.2 in Q2.

Asus Announces the Fonepad, a 7-inch Tablet With an Intel Atom Processor and Voice Calling

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After announcing the new Padfone Infinity, Asus had one more trick up their sleeves before calling it a day at Mobile World Congress. They unveiled the Fonepad (yes, that’s like the opposite of Padfone), a 7″ tablet with full voice and data capabilities. There are no docking tricks here, this is strictly a tablet, but one that can make calls and crush data on the go over HSPA+ networks.

Inside, you’ll find a Intel Atom Z2420 processor, Android 4.1, a 1280×800 HD display, HSPA+ radios, 8/16GB storage options, microSD cart slot, 1.2MP front camera, and a 3MP rear camera. Asus also tossed in some exclusive apps Floating App, SuperNote lite, and WebStorage Office Online.

The tablet is ultimately being sold as a device for viewing and consuming content on a larger screen, but that still has the ability to do the basics, like make phone calls.

Availability starts in March. The 8GB model will run €219.  (more…)

Asus Announces the Padfone Infinity With 5-inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 600 Processor, LTE, and Docking Fun

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Asus is at it again with their phone-inside-of-a-tablet line of products called the Padfone. Announced this morning at Mobile World Congress, we have the brand new Padfone Infinity, a phone with a 5″ 1080p display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 64GB storage, 13MP camera, LTE, and Android 4.2. But most importantly, it also docks into a tablet shell, just like its brothers and sisters did, to turn your phone into a 10.1″ tablet as an all-in-one type of device.  (more…)