Asus is currently the maker of some of the hottest Android tablets in town, Google Nexus 7 included, and it looks like the company is ready to roll out the appropriate Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for some of its Transformer tablets.
The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 is apparently the first to get the Jelly Bean upgrade, with certain users already reporting to having received it. The official Asus support page is yet to list details about the Jelly Bean update, so you should go ahead and manually check whether Android 4.1 is available for your TF300 or not.
In addition to the Transformer Pad TF300, we’re also waiting for Asus to roll [...]
While the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T has been out in the US for about three weeks now, the Infinity has just now finally made its way to Australia, with sales starting tomorrow.
The news about the Infinity’s arrival came by way of a special media event in Sydney, earlier this morning, which we have been expecting for a while now. The one catch to the launch is that Asus has decided to only sell the unit paired with the keyboard dock, and at the relatively high price of $999, which is bad news for those that like the freedom to choose whether or not to get add-on accessories.
Considering that Asus customers in other markets can buy the Transformer [...]
Asus has been dominating the Android tablet market in recent months. From the incredible Nexus 7, to the ever-popular line of Transformer Pads, Asus has really opened the door to a new realm of tablet computing. This leads me to ask, which Asus tablet is the all-around best?
When asking this question, it’s important to consider price, hardware, software, accessories, and many other options. I’ve narrowed the candidates down to the Transfromer Pad TF300T and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T. Both devices have incredibly advantageous traits. From their 10-inch display, to their optional keyboard dock, it only seemed right to pit these powerhouses [...]
While hardware acceleration has improved how fast the UI is moving in ICS, and made the experience considerably better because, there was still the issue of “jankiness” or in other words how, consistent those fluid animations happened in ICS.
Apparently, those animations were not very consistent at all, and that’s why Google worked on “Project Butter” for Jelly Bean, so they make sure everything runs at 60 FPS all the time, and is in sync with the display’s refresh rate of 60 Hz. Another feature they implemented that is part of Project Butter is triple buffering, which prepares the display by guessing what your next action is going [...]
What traits must a tablet possess in order to earn the title of “the best Android tablet?” Is it hardware? A quad-core CPU, or a large, high-resolution display that bedazzles your eyes? Or how about a rock bottom price? Or, is it software like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a slim-easy to use overlay? Do you enjoy a device with superb build quality and top-notch materials?
No matter which trait you stand by, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T is sure to tickle your fancy.
Amidst the release of their Google flagship Nexus 7 (an excellent device), Asus has taken the time to craft one of the absolute best tablets I’ve ever had the [...]
Two months after the Transformer Pad 300 got its official bootloader unlocking tool, it’s now time for its big brother, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, to receive its passport to freedom.
The Transformer Pad Infinity is the flagship of ASUS’ 2012 lineup of Android slates, and for many, the best Android-based tablet available on the market right now. But the device arrived (like all of ASUS’s products) with a locked bootloader, which makes tweaking and development for the device difficult. Fortunately, ASUS is one of the Android OEMs that gives savvy users the opportunity to make the most out of their devices, by supplying a bootloader unlocking tool for its tablets. [...]
ASUS UK took to Twitter today to announce that its much awaited Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) will be gracing the shores of the British Isles on August 31.
Brits will have to wait a bit longer than their cousins down under – we reported yesterday that ASUS Australia has sent out invites for the launch event of the Transformer Pad Infinity on August 7. Moreover, the Infinity has been available in the US from July 16.
To add injury to the insult, UK-residents will have to put up with a stinging price tag. The 64GB version of the Pad Infinity will go for £599 (about $930), with the keyboard dock included. For comparison, the same model is available across the [...]
Good news for Android fans in Australia that yearn to try out Ice Cream Sandwich (and soon Jelly Bean) on a sleek, high end 10-inch tablet. Today, ASUS Australia sent out press invites for an August 7 event dedicated to the launch of the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700.
The Transformer Pad Infinity is ASUS’ current flagship model, boasting a beautiful 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels Super IPS+ LCD display that is perfect for enjoying media and games. Speaking of games, the Tegra 3 quad-core processor will do light work of powering even the most demanding TegraZone exclusive titles. The TF700 comes with 1GB of RAM,two storage options (32GB and 64GB), and a 8MP rear [...]
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 [...]