Over the past months, ASUS has consistently led the pack when it comes to Android updates. The Taiwanese manufacturer was among the first to update their tablet lineup to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and, from the looks of it, they are about to extend their lead with the Jelly Bean updates.
Last night, ASUS send out an email to customers that states that the Transformer (TF300T), Transformer Pad (TF201), and the top-of-the-line Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) will receive their Jelly Bean update in the coming months. Here’s the full message.
Dear valued ASUS customer,
At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a [...]
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 ( by the way, I really hate these 5-word long names, as they are not only unnecessary but potentially harmful for sales) has showed up on Office Depot’s online store as “in stock” for a $499.99 price.
Other retailers haven’t yet put the Pad Infinity for sale, so it’s possible this is just an error on Office Depot’s part, meaning that you probably won’t be able to order it anyway. The good news is that after a long delay, the TF700 will start rolling out very soon in all stores, and you’ll finally be able to get your hands on one.
What you’ll get for $500 is a [...]
Not only did Asus do a great job in quickly upgrading its “old” tablets to Android 4.0 and releasing new gadgets with the latest software on board, but the Taiwanese company is also spoiling its users with very regular maintenance updates.
The latest minor update is currently being rolled out to the Transformer Pad 300 and will modify the tablet’s build number to version 188.8.131.52. You can tell that the update is not significant by comparing the new build number to the old one (184.108.40.206), but then again, the improvements and bug fixes could be very noticeable for some users.
Improved camera performance, more colorful pictures, improved stability of Chrome browser [...]
It has only been a few days since ASUS released the bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Pad TF300 and users of the somewhat budget-friendly tablet can already play with an experimental build of CyanogenMod 9, courtesy of XDA developer XpLoDWilD of Team HackSung.
Even though the Transformer Pad TF300 ships with Android 4.0, a lot of users would prefer a custom ROM such as CM9, which is based on Android 4.0.4, for its amazing extra features and for the well-known improvements in device performance. After all, there is a reason CyanogenMod is the most popular custom ROM available to Android users.
This is an experimental build and comes with its fair share [...]
The debate around WiFi-only vs 3G/4G-enabled tablets has been raging for a while now.
WiFi-only supporters believe that the benefits of their choice are obvious, with the lower costs associated with the WiFi-only variant. In addition, more and more public places (airports, stations, coffee shops, etc.) now feature paid or, sometimes, even free WiFi connectivity.
Of course, those in the cell-enabled camp argue that, while public WiFi is growing, it’s certainly not enough. Even with the higher cost of devices and the need of an additional data plan, 3G/4G-enabled tablet owners claim that it’s a small price to pay for the ability to always [...]
The awesome giveaway that we are running together with NVIDIA is in full swing, and today the sweepstake enters its third and final week.
In case you need a refresher, you have a shot at winning one of the seven Prize Packs offered by NVIDIA to celebrate the first anniversary of the TegraZone or one of the three Prize Packs that we are giving away to our loyal readers.
We’ve already announced the name of the first winner of a Tegra 3-powered ASUS Transformer Pad 300. His name is Christian Damian from Los Angeles, CA. Congratulations, Christian and let us know how you like your shiny new toys!
One prize down, nine more to go! Soon, we will reveal the [...]
The Transformer Pad 300 might not be the hottest Android-based tablet available these days, but Asus has its ways to ensure the popularity of the company’s products. The 10-incher quad-core tablet has just gotten a bootloader unlock tool, so if custom ROMs are your thing, the “games” can now officially begin!
Following in the footsteps of the Transformer Prime, the Transformer Pad 300 has been released last month with pretty much the same tech specs as its predecessor, but with a plastic exterior replacing the sturdy and elegant Prime’s aluminum body.
Asus has released a bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime as well in February, so [...]
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