ASUS' smartphone/tablet hybrid will soon be ready for the US market if this latest appearance is any indication. The rather odd PadFone X was just spotted at the FCC, hinting to its nearing arrival on AT&T's catalog.
As you may expect, neither Google nor Microsoft are happy about dual booting devices. Both feel it takes away form what they have on offer, and has the potential to confuse customers. Asus had an Android/Windows device in the works, but has reportedly shelved it due to pressure form both Google and Microsoft.
Asus is reportedly preparing a gaming console. Specs for a device named Gamebox have already been spotted on AnTuTu’s site, and now it seems we’re getting our first look at a controller. With the proper gaming consoles dominated by Microsoft and Sony, it seems this will be an Android-powered platform.
Asustek Chairmain Jonney Shih previously mentioned how the company was planning to enter the wearable space with a smartwatch, though there wasn't much in the way of specifics at the time. Instead Shih opted to say how ASUS would have a smartwatch coming in mid-2014 and about they "put our [their] entire design thought into it." Shih also acknowledged how there are "many challenges in this area."
The Asus Chromebox is now available for preorder via various online retailers. Announced last month, the small Chrome device will only put you back $179. It will still ship on March 14th, but those anxious souls clamoring for a new Chromebox can go ahead and order theirs now.
After a few new iterations of its PadFone line, it seems that ASUS is casting a glance on its Transformer Pad devices again. Rumored to be coming soon is a Transformer Pad TF303 and another with a model number TF103.
If you're one of those who have ASUS' earliest Transformer Pad sitting in a corner somewhere, now might be a good time to dust it off. Coming from XDA is an unofficial port of MultiROM for the hybrid device that could give it not just a new chance at life but even multiple lives.
Giving owners of its slightly older PadFone devices something to look forward to, ASUS has announced an Android 4.4 update coming their way. Though the update won't be arriving until later this year, it should at least give current users some hope for their devices.
Owners of 2013's Nexus 7 have just gotten another set of official accessories from ASUS. The PW100 Wireless Charging Station and the ASUS Dock for Nexus 7 give users a choice of orientations as well as some additional features to boot.
It seems that ASUS has caught the Samsung fever and seems intent on throwing more models or variants of the same design than you can or care to remember. An errata posted on the company's website revealed the name of a yet unannounced model of its smartphone/tablet hybrid called the PadFone Infinity Lite.