ASUS has revealed that owners of its odd yet interesting ASUS PadFone smartphone/tablet hybrid will eventually be receiving Android 4.4. But while this won’t take place until the middle of next year at the latest, it will, at least, cover both variants of the device.

The older PadFone Infinity, with a model name A80, is scheduled to receive the update around the first quarter of 2014. This device was announced way back in February and sported a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 or 64 GB storage configurations. The smartphone ran Android 4.2 and had a screen size of 5 inches with a 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The tablet dock, on the other hand, sported a 10.1-inch 1920×1080 display and carried its own 5000 mAh battery.

The new PadFone Infinity was unveiled last September and carried the model name A86. While this model did have a higher CPU, boasting of a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, ASUS made up for it by shrinking the internal storage options to 16 or 32 GB. The rest of the specs are mostly the same for both models, including the Android 4.2 OS installed by default. The Android 4.4 update for this model, however, is expected to come much later, around the second quarter next year.

It is believed that one reason why ASUS has been quite slow in outing Android updates for the PadFones is due to the fact that the devices both function as a smartphone and a tablet, so software must be adjusted and checked to work well on both sizes. But considering the update will be skipping Android 4.3 entirely, it might be worth the wait in the long run.

VIA: VR-Zone

  • Smokey78

    And again they will delay .. delay and delay .. until new device announce.. typical ASUS.. just promise ..

  • rainai

    They promised 4.3 update for the older Padfone Infinity in Q3 of this year. Q4 is almost ending and my phone’s still stuck on 4.1.2 (not even 4.2 as your article says).

  • homer

    Coz they expect us to buy new Asus model with the new os. Good for business. Rather than give update support to existing Asus padfone user. So they can sell newer models & trow the last gen model. Cyanogen mod made the earth Cleaner, without the waste of last generations phones being thrown to rubbish bins With the paper box, manuals, plastic screen protectors, plastic from ups/Dhl courtier, fuel for the van to send the new phone to our house, jet fuel for air shipping, water bottles coz courrier guy thirsty walking up the stairs to send the phone, new shoe with box that came with it thrown, coz too many phones to courrier made the shoe wore fast. Etc.etc 🙁

  • AeonQuasar

    Just happy they will update it. thought it was something wrong with my phone, when im on 4.1.2 and all my friends are on 4.3. with their other android devices