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Asus delays Lollipop for Zenfone 4, 5, 6, Padfone S and Infinity 2

Asus delays Lollipop for Zenfone 4, 5, 6, Padfone S and Infinity 2

21 May, 2015 | comments (37)

Asus seems to be struggling to update the Zenfone 4 / 5 / 6 generation to Android 5.0 Lollipop. There was one update firmware that pushed Zenfone 5 to Lollipop, but there's also a downgrade firmware that brings it back down to KitKat. Well,...


Asus PadFone S Plus to launch in Malaysia for $302

Asus PadFone S Plus to launch in Malaysia for $302

06 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Asus PadFone is a unique concept of docking the smartphone at the rear of a docking station and turn it into a functional tablet. Asus is almost ready to introduce the the PadFone S Plus in Malaysia on April 8 for $302. Asus introduced the...

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Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

Counterclockwise: iPad, Moto Atrix, S40, Nokia 6700 classic

01 February, 2015 | comments (10)

The weekend is a good time to relax or if you're like us, contemplate on the history of mobile devices. A year ago we started putting our musings to paper, to web pages anyway. While you may think the last week of January is just announcements of...

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Asus PadFone X mini goes official for AT&T in the US

Asus PadFone X mini goes official for AT&T in the US

15 October, 2014 | comments (6)

AT&T and Asus announced the entry-level PadFone X mini smartphone with tablet docking station. The LTE device will be available later this month, on October 24 for $199.99 with no contract on AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid plans. Asus PadFone X...

Tags: Asus, Android


Week 41 in review: Apple iPad Air 2, Mini 3, Motorola Nexus 6

Week 41 in review: Apple iPad Air 2, Mini 3, Motorola Nexus 6

11 October, 2014 | comments (1)

Week In Review is back to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. In the past Week 41 we saw a lot of rumors regarding the launch of upcoming products. Apple unveiled its October 16 event, at which the company is...


Asus PadFone S launches in Malaysia for just $275

Asus PadFone S launches in Malaysia for just $275

08 October, 2014 | comments (28)

Asus has announced its plans to launch the PadFone S and the accompanying it PadStation dock in Malaysia. In the coming weeks, both will launch with a respective price tag of $275 and $152. For the money, the PadFone S brings a Qualcomm...

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Asus PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE go on sale

Asus PadFone S and ZenFone 5 LTE go on sale

10 July, 2014 | comments (4)

Asus has launched the PadFone S and the LTE variant of its ZenFone 5 smartphone in its homeland, Taiwan. The PadFone S is the international model of the PadFone X that was introduced by AT&T a few months ago. Asus PadFone S sports a 5-inch...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Week 27 in review: Galaxy S5 mini, iOS 7.1.2, Galaxy F leak

Week 27 in review: Galaxy S5 mini, iOS 7.1.2, Galaxy F leak

05 July, 2014 | comments (3)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 27 of 2014 was marked by five new Galaxy smartphones, but also plenty of rumors about the new flagship wave coming in the...


ASUS PadFone 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

ASUS PadFone 2 gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

01 July, 2014 | comments (25)

ASUS has finally released the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the PadFone 2. There is no option to download the update OTA so you will have to go to ASUS' website and download it manually. ASUS has provided no information about the update and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


ASUS PadFone X  goes global as PadFone S, MeMO Pad 7 debuts

ASUS PadFone X goes global as PadFone S, MeMO Pad 7 debuts

02 June, 2014 | comments (6)

ASUS has shown a lot of devices over at Computex, many of which we've known all about since as early as CES in January. The company is showing its PadFone X smartphone with a portable tablet but is also promising the device to launch across the...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 4, Asus Padfone, Nokia Oro

Counterclockwise: Apple iPhone 4, Asus Padfone, Nokia Oro

31 May, 2014 | comments (9)

After a short break our Counterclockwise series is making a return. This is our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened over the same seven days in the last few years. So sit tight for your weekly dose of...


Asus PadFone X hits AT&T on June 6, $199 on contract

Asus PadFone X hits AT&T on June 6, $199 on contract

28 May, 2014 | comments (4)

AT&T has just announced the exclusive availability of the Asus PadFone X. The smartphone/tablet hybrid is going to pop up on pre-order on June 6, you will be able to order it online or in the AT&T's retail network. You can have the Asus...

Tags: Asus, AT&T, Android


ASUS PadFone gets laptop mode again

ASUS PadFone gets laptop mode again

05 May, 2014 | comments (7)

Remember the days of transformer devices? The Motorola Atrix started it off with their laptop dock (which wasn’t that hot of a seller) and then ASUS stepped up their game with the PadFone; which was a smartphone, tablet, and laptop...

Tags: Asus, Android, Rumors


Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

Mobile World Congress 2014 Coverage

23-27 February, 2014 | comments (70)

i.n,i { font: normal 7px Arial; color: white; background: #da0000; padding:1px 2px; text-transform: uppercase; font-style:normal; position:relative;top:-1px;left:5px; } MWC 2014 overview #review-body th,...

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Asus PadFone Infinity Lite goes official in Taiwan

Asus PadFone Infinity Lite goes official in Taiwan

19 February, 2014 | comments (5)

Asus quietly unveiled the PadFone Infinity Lite in Taiwan. The device is a slightly less powerful version of the Asus PadFone Infinity 2 which was announced last year. The PadFone Infinity Lite swaps the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC of its...

Tags: Asus, Android


ASUS PadFone E sits between the mini and Infinity

ASUS PadFone E sits between the mini and Infinity

27 January, 2014 | comments (5)

ASUS went ahead and announced the PadFone E, a middle man in its lineup of smartphone and tablet hybrids. The PadFone E sports modest specs a looks pretty similar to the PadFone mini. It sports a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.4 GHz...

Tags: ASUS, Android


Asus announces PadFone X hybrid for AT&T

Asus announces PadFone X hybrid for AT&T

06 January, 2014 | comments (5)

The Asus PadFone lineup has so far evaded the USA but today Asus announced a new US-only model to finally take care of that. The Asus PadFone X is a combo of a 5-inch FullHD smartphone and a 9-inch FullHD tablet. As is customary for the...

Tags: Asus, CES 2014


Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7

Dual-SIM Asus Padfone Mini goes official, 7" tablet dock in tow

11 December, 2013 | comments (19)

If the Asus Padfone Infinity 2 was too rich or too big for you, you might have been keeping an eye on the Padfone Mini rumors. Well, they are rumors no more – Asus just unveiled the phone/tablet hybrid in Taiwan. The Asus Padfone Mini is a...


Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

Press renders of ASUS Padfone Mini leak ahead of its unveiling

07 December, 2013 | comments (30)

ASUS will allegedly be officially announcing the Padfone Mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. The press images of the upcoming device from the company have been leaked well ahead of its unveiling, though. The leaked shots come from...

Tags: ASUS, Android, Rumors


The Asus Padfone Infinity 2 hits Europe

The Asus Padfone Infinity 2 hits Europe

29 October, 2013 | comments (15)

ASUS is already selling the new Padfone Infinity 2 in Europe. More specifically, the phone and Padfone Station dock are now available for purchase is Norway. There, the combo is sold for 6295 NOK (€770). This marks the smartphone's debut on...

Tags: ASUS, Android