Posts tagged with: Asus
  • by | November 21, 2013 4:38 PM

    The 2013 edition of Google's Nexus 7 is easily one of our favorite tablets around. It doesn't seem like we're able to look at any other tablet out there right now without our thoughts shooting to a Nexus 7 comparison. And why not? It's a big improvement over the already great 2012 model, and makes those changes without a big bump it price – but still, we did get a bump. Last year's Nexus 7 started at about $200, while this year's base model goes to $230. Not a big, big deal, but there was just something so magical about that $200 price point. Google's still charging full price for this ...

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  • by | November 14, 2013 6:29 PM

    Two of the biggest mobile rivals have now released compelling and intriguing miniature tablet hardware for 2013. Google first launched the new Nexus 7 back in July. Price may have been its big selling feature, but that wasn't the only wallop it packed. It sports great specifications, a gorgeous display, and a quaint yet beautiful design. The iPad mini with Retina Display, which we unboxed earlier this week, is just about its polar opposite. It boasts premium hardware, the absolute best specifications Apple could muster, and calls for premium prices. Which mobile giant's small tablet ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 10:15 AM

    Last week, Google delivered the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat... and that's it. What happened to the Nexus 10? After all, last year we saw Google's ten-inch tablet debut alongside the Nexus 4 and Android 4.2, and while we didn't really have any evidence going into the launch this time that made the debut of a refreshed Nexus 10 2013 seem like a certainty – well... it just would have made a lot of sense for it to show up then, wouldn't it? So where does that leave us? There have been enough leaks and rumors pointing to work on a new Nexus 10, but details have been exceedingly light. Early ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 4:20 PM

    Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablets out there, and for users in the United States, Verizon offers some of the best LTE coverage around. With this year's Nexus 7 launching with an LTE option, the two seemed like a perfect match – until you try to go an activate the Nexus 7 with Verizon. Users attempting such feats have been met with frustration, with Verizon appearing either unwilling or unable to set up new service – on the other hand, moving an existing Verizon LTE SIM over to the Nexus 7 worked like a charm. We've been waiting for the carrier to get around to ...

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  • by | October 24, 2013 5:10 PM

    As you're probably well aware by now, there's been no shortage when it comes to leaks and rumors about the next Nexus smartphone, set to arrive as the Nexus 5. We're still not sure just when the handset will go official (and despite Google throwing an event tonight, word is that there won't be any new announcements, Nexus-related or otherwise), but we've seen enough so far to have a decent understanding of what's waiting for us. The story hasn't been quite the same for the Nexus 10, and despite a few signs pointing to this new hardware, it's remained a much larger mystery. Now we're ...

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  • by | October 22, 2013 5:26 PM

    We all can agree that the iPad mini probably never should have existed without a Retina Display. For many, it was a step backwards for Apple, and something Apple once said it would never do. In fact, calling 7-inch tablets dead on arrival, Steve Jobs, elaborated: "While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done extensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 5:29 PM

    As afternoon starts rolling in to evening, we think it's more than safe to call it: no new Nexus phone today. That's fine, as it's sure to be just around the corner, anyway, and we'll no doubt be getting word of its launch in just another week or two. Still, we can understand if you've been jonesing for a new Google product announcement. Even if we can't deliver there, we've got a little something that could at least help ease that hole in your heart, with a couple new Nexus 7 videos. Google touches on things like the ability to download textbooks to the tablet, but the heart of both these ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Android 4.3 update that HTC is offering now to HTC One customers on Sprint. We then talk about Android 4.4 and some expected features thanks to some new leaks. Asus and Google are next as we have more confirmations of a Nexus 10 coming from them both, even though it seems that next year's Nexus 7 won't. Nokia follows the news with some leaks of their possible smart watch. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex that may be slated for later this year. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 update ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 7:12 PM

    Is it too early to already start talking about the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet? We've only had a little more than two months with the 2013 Nexus 7, which is a totally solid tablet in its own right, and rumors are already chirping away about what might be in the works for next year's model. Instead of anything like specs or capabilities, though, today's rumor puts forth the idea that maybe Google won't be inviting ASUS back to the party, and could go with another OEM. At least, that's the notion we're hearing trumpeted this evening, though we're not quite sure how much faith to put in it ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 7:02 AM

    It all started so simply; we'd seen smartphone after smartphone arrive with displays in the three or four-inch ranges, and larger tablets were clearly a different breed of device entirely. But then that middle ground, previously a no-phone's-land, started to see some activity. Maybe the first model to really get people talking about this form factor was the 5.3-inch first Galaxy Note, but since then we've seen dozens more arrive. Those haven't all been like the Note, which might be best described as a large phone, but have also come as models in the six-inch realm that felt more like small ...

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  • by | October 3, 2013 3:57 AM

    Remember the September 19 leak, according to which, ASUS, and not Samsung, would be making the next Nexus 10? It was a picture allegedly snapped off of PCWorld's inventory system, mentioning a Nexus 10 made by ASUS, alongside a price of GBP349.99, (around $565). Now, the image above, claims to refer to the same tablet, the full-size Nexus follow-up, and it is clearly named ASUS Nexus 10. Apparently, this particular slide is probably attached to a WiFi-only version but sadly there's no picture attached. Google is expected to launch its next Nexus phone this month, but whether said ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 7:09 PM

    Admit it: if you've been following mobile tech for as long as we have, there's probably been at least one occasion when you've confused ASUS and Acer. And why not? Both are based out of Taiwan, both make Android as well as Windows-running products, and while we've seen phones from each, they're both probably best known for their tablets. Lately, we've been talking a lot about mergers and acquisitions – Nokia and Microsoft, whatever's going to happen to BlackBerry – and now that conversation is drifting over to ASUS and Acer. We're far from any formal commitment to unify these ...

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  • by | September 19, 2013 1:47 AM

    There where previous reports, going back and forth, concerning Google and its next-generation Nexus 10 tablet; said rumors claimed that Samsung will not be the OEM behind the refresh -- they did make the original Nexus 10 -- but Google will instead choose ASUS, the maker of both the original, and the refreshed Nexus 7. The image above has been allegedly snapped off of a PCWorld inventory system, and it apparently not only shows a Nexus 10 made by ASUS, but it also seems to list a price of 349.99, and, since the leakster claims to be a PCWorld UK employee, we're looking at GBP (around ...

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  • by | September 17, 2013 3:23 AM

    We knew we were supposed to expect a refresh thanks to recent leaks and today is the day ASUS announced the PadFone Infinity refresh. Just as the leaks implied, the new version rocks a faster processor, the quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2GHz. A microSD card slot has also been added as well as a noise cancellation secondary microphone. While the camera is still the same 13-megapixel shooter, ASUS has implemented a software feature called PixelMaster which combines more pixels into a single one -- something Nokia pioneered with the original PureView, the 808, and they called if ...

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  • by | September 13, 2013 10:55 AM

    ASUS may have only launched the current PadFone Infinity back at the MWC in February, but it looks like it's already time for a follow-up to roll in and take its place; we just saw invitations go out for an ASUS launch event set to take place next Tuesday. While this new PadFone Infinity will likely mirror the external design of the current edition, we're expecting a number of internal improvements, like moving to a Snapdragon 800 for its SoC. Today we hear about another enhancement in store for the device, with a new rumor addressing its camera capabilities. While the new PadFone would ...

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