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Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 27, 2012

Since we're live at MWC, you've undoubtedly noticed the massive amount of hands-on articles we've managed to get up today. So instead of a wrap-up, this will consist more of a 'hands-on' summary of devices for our second day at MWC. First up, we got to glance at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We received a few snapshots with it alongside the original 5.3" Galaxy Note for an easy comparison. Usually you don't see devices ship with Adobe Photoshop, but the Note 10.1 will already include Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas - a few apps that cost $10 each on the Android Market.

ASUS PadFone ‘Expand Your World’ advertisement hits YouTube

Sometimes it's hard to realize a good idea until you've seen it in action. And to be honest, I was a bit skeptical of the 'two devices, one data plan' idea for some time. But the ASUS PadFone seems flawless; well, it does in their advertisement so I guess there's some bias there. Either way, be sure to check out 1:38 in the video clip when they show how the included stylus doubles as a bluetooth headset!

Asus Padfone headed for release in April with headset/stylus: we go hands-on

Easily one of the most-anticipated Android devices over the last year has been the Asus Padfone. First just a concept and eventually a developed product, Asus has finally pulled the wraps off if its shiny new form factor and the hardware that will release in just a couple of months. If you've been following the Padfone, you know it's an Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that docks to become a full-fledged Android tablet. Asus had two new surprises at its launch event: one, the Padfone will be released in April, and two, they're not done defying conventions: they've added a Galaxy Note-style stylus that doubles as a Bluetooth headset. You read that right.

ASUS releases another teaser video before MWC

Just yesterday, ASUS dropped a 'Teaser video II' that doesn't give much away, except that we should expect "twice the detail" in one of their upcoming products at MWC. With only two days until the actual event, you'd think they would ease up on the teasing and just let us painlessly await their press conference. Alas, that wasn't their plan, and they have just dropped 'Teaser video III'.

Asus teases new hi-resolution Transformer tablet for MWC

We're at t-minus three days until the festivities start in Barcelona, and Asus isn't letting the likes of HTC and LG have all the premature fun. In a new video posted to YouTube, the company teased a high-resolution tablet with an abstract, 17-second commercial before Mobile World Congress. There's no hardware on display (a drawer with colored balls stands in for a Honeycomb/ICS home screen) but the teaser "twice the detail, twice the fun" leaves little room for doubt. Presumably, Asus is talking about a tablet with more than the standard resolution - i.e., more than 1280x800.

ASUS releases glimpse of final Padfone hardware before MWC event

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting pieces of hardware3 from a design and form factor standpoint has been the Padfone from Asus. We first saw the dockable smartphone/tablet way back in May of last year as a concept device, but over the last eight months it's been steadily progressing to a retail release. We saw refreshed hardware at CES under glass, but rumors pegged it for a final, official unveiling at Mobile World Congress. Considering the invitation we just received to Asus'  press conference, we'd say those rumors can be put to rest.

ASUS Padfone 2012 refresh eyes-on

In case you didn't notice, we were able to get up close and personal with all of the tablets coming from ASUS in the next few months. One of those that I'm sure many of you are as excited about as me is the ASUS Padfone -- The phone inside a tablet. This 10" Android tablet saves a spot for the new ASUS smartphone to fit snug inside and act as the internals and operate the tablet. Now with Ice Cream Sandwich unifying both Honeycomb and ICS this will be better than ever.

Asus Padfone smartphone-tablet coming in February 2012

Asus CEO Jerry Shen just let a big cat out of the bag: the company's much-rumored Padphone concept, which pairs a standard Android smartphone with a portable tablet dock, will be coming to market in February of next year. The CEO gave the news to DigiTimes, and in conjunction with a leaked internal presentation, the combination device is solidly on its way to a Q1 2012 release. No pricing or availability details were forthcoming, and there's no telling which markets and/or carriers will have access to the device.
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