ASUS has been pretty busy as of late updating all of their tablets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and today they've started the rollout for one more slate. The impressive ASUS Padfone 2 smartphone tablet hybrid has just started receiving the over the air update this week. More details are available below for those interested.
Nexus 7 made by ASUS has leaked to the internet. We've seen reports and hints at a dock coming soon, but this appears to be rather legit. Official accessories have been pretty rare but thanks to ASUS Japan we now have another look at this upcoming docking station for our favorite Android tablet.
Nexus 7 tablet. After Google had its big media event where it announced all kinds of new stuff and the cheaper Nexus 7 was not announced, rumors on the device went pretty silent. Well, the rumors are back again, this time it comes from a GLbenchmark for a tablet called the "ME172V."
ASUS wants a slice of that pie for itself. iAfrica reports that ASUS is planning to launch a new 7-inch tablet dubbed the ME-172 early next year with a price tag that can challenge that of the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. We might even see it revealed at CES 2013, which just so happens to be coming up quickly.
ASUS Padfone 2, but sadly we're still stuck waiting for it to launch in certain regions. Today we're seeing some brand new pictures that don't make the wait any easier, with VR-Zone snapping some images of the white Padfone 2. We knew that ASUS was planning to launch a white version alongside the black Padfone 2, but today is the first time we're actually seeing this white version rather than just hearing about it.
ASUS is reported to be working on an Android 4.2 update for its tablets. We are not quiet sure which models are receiving this update, but it seems logical that the mid to high-end models would get 4.2 from ASUS. The report implies that its Transformer tablets would be receiving the update, and those definitely seem like the most logical models to get it.
ASUS has taken to Twitter to clear up a little confusion in regards to the refund vouchers they are issuing for people who bought a Nexus 7 just before the price drop. ASUS took to Twitter to let everyone know that any tablets purchased on Google Play are not eligible for ASUS' refunds. Originally, ASUS announced that buyers who purchased the Nexus 7 in Europe would get a £25/€30 voucher.
Nexus 7 tablet would be getting a price drop on October 29th, and that the 8GB model would be replaced with a 16GB offering it was good news. Sadly, many paid $249 for the 16GB model only to see it drop in price a few days later -- and I'm sure a few were upset. In Europe ASUS has confirmed they'll be rewarding vouchers to those who purchased before October 29th.
Nexus 7 is popular. However, according to device builder Asus, it's even more popular than we ever thought. Asus says that sales of the seven-inch tablet are just under 1 million per month. That's a lot of people jumping on the Android tablet bandwagon each month.