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Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

The Asus update train moves ever forward, this time delivering Android 4.2.1 to the Transformer 300TG. Thanks to a tip off from Boulton who advised that his TF300 received the update over the air(OTA) this afternoon, bringing with it a new launcher which he describes as more Nexus looking. From all accounts he is liking the new update. From looking around the internet and confirmed by the screenshot below, the Android 4.2.1 update for the TF300TG is Firmware Version 10.6.2.3 and weighs in at just over 463MB in size, so make sure you’re on a Wi-Fi connection if you’re at[Read More...]

by 8:28 PM on April 29, 2013 6 comments OS Update, Tablets
Asus to release Cube with Google TV in Australia in the 2nd half of 2013

Asus to release Cube with Google TV in Australia in the 2nd half of 2013

Announced at CES back in January the Asus Cube is the first Google TV product from the Taiwanese manufacturer and it incorporates a few interesting design paradigms when it comes to both the unit itself and the software interface. In the US the device has launched and is selling online for $139.99 + delivery from places like Amazon, but here in Australia we haven’t seen much information. Asus Australia have advised that they haven’t got a lot of definite information but when asked about a release time frame for Australia they advised : Should be available in late Q3 or[Read More...]

by 11:40 AM on April 28, 2013 5 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Asus Fonepad on sale via eBay Daily Deals for 350 USD

Asus Fonepad on sale via eBay Daily Deals for 350 USD

We’re not all that afraid of giant phones anymore. The time when the Galaxy Note seemed big has passed, Huawei is bringing the Ascend Mate (a 6″ phone) to market soon, and we’ve previously told you about the Asus FonePad, a behemoth 7″ device. If you like the idea of holding such a giant device against your head, then the Asus Fonepad is the way to go. While a local release date isn’t yet known, it seems you can snag one today from eBay’s Daily Deals. However, there’s a little bit of a catch. Asus announced the launch pricing would[Read More...]

by 6:07 AM on April 18, 2013 0 comments News, Phones
Asus Transformer AiO is coming to Australia in April

Asus Transformer AiO is coming to Australia in April

Asus Australia announced via their twitter feed today that the Transformer All in One is coming to Australia this month. The powerful device offers desktop style, Windows 8 performance as well as the ability to detach the 18.4 screen to use as an LED backlit tablet which can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 at the push of a button. The AIO offers a new, intriguing paradigm with it’s ability to run both a full size desktop operating system, as well as a mobile Operating system independently on compatible hardware. When docked the system runs Windows 8, however when[Read More...]

by 9:58 AM on April 5, 2013 1 comment News
Nexus 7 Dock now available to order from Google Play AU store

Nexus 7 Dock now available to order from Google Play AU store

The Nexus 7 dock has just become available for order on the Google Play store in Australia. The dock will set you back $49.99 with a $19.99 delivery fee and has a status of ‘Ships in 1 – 2 weeks. The dock has a requirement that you have a Nexus 7 Tablet and Charger although you still cannot purchase additional chargers on the Google Play store yet. The full description of the dock from the Play Store : Charge and dock your Nexus 7. This dock is expertly angled for optimum viewing of your Google Play movies and television shows.[Read More...]

by 9:18 AM on March 7, 2013 15 comments Accessories
Asus announces the MeMO Pad for Australia

Asus announces the MeMO Pad for Australia

Asus Australia has announced plans for the Asus MeMO pad a 7″ Android tablet that looks set to take on another tablet that they produce – the Nexus 7. MeMO stands for “My Mobile. My Moment” and i spronounced “meemo” Asus are aggressively pricing the MeMO pad at $199 as well as giving customers a choice of three colours – Sugar White, Titanium Grey and Cherry Pink the MeMO Pad also features a non-slip diamond-patterned back, which is reminiscent of the Nexus 7. The MeMO pad is definitely a tablet to watch with some fairly decent specs including the microSD[Read More...]

by 3:25 PM on February 28, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad magically appear at MWC

Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad magically appear at MWC

Through a very magical entrance performed by the one and only Marco Tempest. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih launched two new devices today at MWC, the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad. Don’t get these two mixed up because they are very much two different devices, that combine the tablet and phone in two very interesting ways. The Padfone Infinity. The first device that Asus announced at their event was the Padfone Infinity, the phone has an aluminium unibody frame with a brushed metal finish. It houses a 5″ 1080 x 1920 Full HD Super IPS+ display with a anti-fingerprint[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on February 26, 2013 10 comments News
Asus releases another MWC teaser – A New Discovery at Hand

Asus releases another MWC teaser – A New Discovery at Hand

The MWC teasers continue, this time with a new one from Asus which seems to continue the docking theme. The new video which was tweeted from the Asus Australia Twitter feed comes With the description of ‘Join us on Feb. 25, when Pad and Phone come together’. The video shows a statue of Christopher Columbus coming alive to answer his phone which is docked in his tablet indicating it’s the Padone, but he quickly resumes his position after telling the caller he’s at work right now. I think we can all gather what Asus will be showing off at MWC[Read More...]

by 12:47 PM on February 24, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer
Asus releases their Mobile World Congress teaser

Asus releases their Mobile World Congress teaser

Asus has released their teaser that shows that they will also be at MWC this year, the video they’ve released invites us to join Asus to embrace the Metallic Miracle. The video they’ve released shows a large chromed UFO flying over Barcelona before finally docking into a church, in what appears to be a perfectly designed dock. There isn’t too much more to the video but at the end of the clip, Asus invites you to go to their webpage : asus.com/event/2013/mwclive/ to find out more. I’m guessing that the page will go live on the 25th of February –[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on February 21, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer
Nexus 7 dock starting to appear at The Good Guys and Harvey Norman

Nexus 7 dock starting to appear at The Good Guys and Harvey Norman

The Nexus 7 Dock has long been the Unicorn accessory for one of, if not the most popular Android tablet ever and according to one sharp eyed Ausdroid reader the dock has started appearing in Harvey Norman and the Good Guys stores. Asus advised us last month that the retail price on the dock is expected to be $49 and was going to be going to Betta Electrical and the Good Guys but it appears that Harvey Norman has also jumped on board. I also spoke with staff at my local Good Guys this afternoon here in Canberra and they[Read More...]

by 7:50 PM on February 13, 2013 4 comments Accessories
Next-generation Nexus 7 could ditch NVIDIA in favour of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro

Next-generation Nexus 7 could ditch NVIDIA in favour of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro

It looks like NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 won’t be making an appearance in the next-generation Nexus 7. At least, according to ZD Net who are citing Pacific Crest analyst Michael McConnell. So why the change from NVIDIA to Qualcomm? Well, although Tegra 4 is quite powerful, it doesn’t have an integrated 3G/4G modem. Instead there’s a separate modem which will ultimately bump up the cost slightly. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064), however, has its 3G/4G modem built right into the chip — making it the more attractive choice for Google. The S4 Pro can also hold its own in terms of[Read More...]

by 1:29 PM on February 9, 2013 2 comments Rumours, Tablets
Asus advise Nexus 7 dock to be available in February for $49

Asus advise Nexus 7 dock to be available in February for $49

The Nexus 7 dock has been like the unicorn of the Android world. We’ve heard about it, seen pictures, and you can probably get a poor-quality one from China, but since the release of the Nexus 7 in July of last year, Asus have kept mum on its availability. Until today, that is. Asus has advised Ausdroid this morning that the Nexus 7 dock will be available in February from The Good Guys and BSR(Betta Electrical) for $49. No word yet on availability from other Nexus 7 retailers such as EBGames, Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi etc but we’ll[Read More...]

by 11:49 PM on January 16, 2013 15 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Tablets
Asus rolling out Jelly Bean update to Padfone 2 now

Asus rolling out Jelly Bean update to Padfone 2 now

The Asus Padfone 2 was announced in Milan back in October as an Ice Cream Sandwich device and an upgrade to Jelly Bean was promised to hit the device very soon. It seems that Asus has kept that promise with the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) update starting to roll out to Padfone 2 owners in Asia over the weekend. Whilst at this stage the only way to get your hands on the Padfone 2 here in Australia is through importers such as Mobicity, Asus Australia did advise this morning that the Padfone 2 will most likely be running Jelly Bean[Read More...]

by 9:33 AM on December 10, 2012 4 comments OS Update, Phones, Tablets