ASUS ZenFone 2 bootloader unlocked, customize to your heart’s content

The ASUS ZenFone 2 has been one of the major smartphone players in the “great deals” territory of the market. The phone represents a more than serviceable set of specs, especially with the Intel Atom multi-thread processors, at a price point that many will find very agreeable. A lot of the people who bought this phone will probably be happy to hear that there is now a way to safely unlock the bootloader of the device so you can start installing after-market software.

HTC not keen on a merger with Asustek

Mere days after ASUS chairman Johnny Shih acknowledged that they are not ruling out acquiring fellow Taiwanese OEM HTC (and then their subsequent denial that they are doing so), the latter came out with their own statement saying that they will "not consider a merger with Asus." The statement was posted on the stock exchange website of Taiwan, and was in response to the comments made by Shih during the annual general meeting.

ASUS may be considering acquiring HTC

They may be two of the biggest OEMs from Taiwan, but that doesn't mean that all is rosy in the garden for ASUS and HTC. While ASUS has much better prospects, they are relatively a new player in the smartphone market. Meanwhile, HTC has been dealing with the disappointment with their latest flagship, the One M9, and also the consequences of financial losses in the market. So what is the solution for the two? It may be to join forces, rather than do it on their own.

Android Lollipop finally coming to ASUS Zenfone 4, 5, 6

Just when you think the Lollipop updates have gone sour already, apparently there are still a lot of OEMs and carriers awaiting the day when the rollout (if it ever will) will finally reach them. This week, it's good news for the owners of ASUS Zenfone 4, 5, 6 lines as the OEM has confirmed that they have started rolling out the latest Android major update to the respective devices, proving that rumors of a 3-4 month delay were exaggerated.

ASUS ZenFone Selfie announced at Computex

ASUS has just introduced a new series of smartphone that will probably make the selfie-addicts jump for joy. The ZenFone Selfie is actually just the ZenFone 2 but the front-facing camera has been improved for better selfies. ASUS also changed the chipset from an Intel Atom to a Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip--something we all learned would happen last month.

ASUS intros new ZenWatch 2 at Computex

Over at the Computex tech event in Taiwan, ASUS showed off the new ZenWatch 2. It's obviously a follow up to last year's ZenWatch. What's good about the 2015 ZenWatch is that it will be available in two width sizes: 37mm and 41mm. The 37mm features an 18mm strap while the 41mm will have a 22mm band. The ZenWatch 2 versions boast the same AMOLED dipslays, Gorilla Glass 3, magnetic charging cables, as well as, IP67 dust and water resistance.

New ZenPad tablets from ASUS announced

If you’re looking at a new refresh from ASUS of their tablet devices, well, you’ve got it. Three new tablets of the outfit’s ZenPad product line were announced at Computex in Taiwan today, and it hits just the right niches for ASUS to be represented in a wider market range. The products are the ZenPad 7.0, the ZenPad 8.0, and the ZenPad S 8.0.
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