The white-box tablet market has been chugging along quite nicely, with unit sales expected to hit the 40 million mark by the end of 2012. And there is still absolutely no involvement from big-name companies at all. However, all of this is about to change if a new report from the Taiwanese at DigiTimes is to be believed.
Asus is rolling out the Android 4.1.1 software update for the HK and WWE variants of PadFone 2. The new firmware can also be downloaded from its website.
The still-unannounced Asus ME172V tablet has appeared in a Russian retailer’s web site. It rocks entry-level specs and Android 4.1, and can now be pre-ordered for about $225.
Is a cheaper Nexus 7 on the way? Industry suppliers being cited as sources in a recent DigiTimes report seem to think so. Apparently, Nexus 7 units that are currently in production make use of a new, lower-cost touchscreen technology that is expected to bring the price down all the way to $99 a piece.
Where are all the cool accessories for the Nexus 7? At least, the official docking station for the N7 is almost here, as it finally goes up for pre-order.
Yes, this isn’t the first time we’re seeing this particular rumor out and about: Asus is either building a cheaper Nexus 7 version for Google, or it’s creating its own budget-friendly device – even cheaper than the most affordable Nexus 7 out there. But we have fresh news for you, with just a few weeks to go until CES 2013 kicks off.
In the past, Asus has been pretty good about providing updates for the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, but if you can’t wait to get Android 4.2, there is a solution.
Youtube user Mike Stringfellow has uploaded a rather overly dramatic video of himself unboxing the official Asus dock for the Nexus 7. Although only released in Japan, we get our first look at what’s in the box and what to expect when the dock lands in the rest of the world.
We learned a while back that Asus was shipping out close to 1 million units of the Nexus 7 per month. With the recent introduction of newer variants, and buoyed by the holiday shopping season, DigiTimes reports that the monthly global sales of the tab are expected to break the million unit barrier in December.
Chances are, when you think of Asus and tablets, you think of their Transformer line, or maybe the Asus-manufactured Google Nexus 7, but its mostly forgotten MeMo line of tablets may be making a comeback.