Category: Asus (Android)

32GB Nexus 7 confirmed

UK retailer Argos has today confirmed the existence of a new 32GB Nexus 7 tablet in their Christmas Gift Guide. TheNextWeb spotted the entry in the brochure, which was released earlier today. Argos confirmed the existence of the tablet in a phone call, but said it would not …

Asus announce the Padfone 2

The Asus Padfone seemed like one of the best ideas man had ever come up with, along with sliced bread and pork scratchings. The Padfone seemed to be the answer to a lot of peoples problems. A tablet, powered by a smartphone. What became of it? Well no …

[Updated] Jellybean 4.1.2 rollout to Nexus 7 begins

Google has today started rolling out an update to Jellybean for Nexus 7 devices.  A user in Australia has sent the following screenshots to EE Times.       As you can see above the update enables landscape mode to the homescreen.  The update isn’t a major one …

Nexus 7 32GB shipped to customer by mistake

Nexus 7 rumours, LG Nexus rumours, Key Lime Pie rumours… When are we going to get something tangable? Well, the waiting’s over for one lucky Japanese Nexus 7 owner. Upon booting up his shiney new Google tablet he found that it wasn’t the 16GB varient he’d ordered. Instead …

Nexus 7 Storage Size Steps Up?

There’s been rumblings of a new Nexus 7 showing up on the interwebs recently. Currently the only two models available are 8Gb and 16Gb models, but Droid Life managed to grab a screen shot from the Carphone Warehouse inventory system which displayed a forthcoming 32Gb option. The information …

Transformer Prime receiving Jelly Bean right now

Get checking for updates if you’re lucky enough to have a Asus Transformer Prime TF201 here in the UK, get checking for updates. We’re hearing that the new Android Jelly Bean update (4.1.1) is now rolling out. Florian has mailed us and he’s very happy with the update, …

16GB Nexus 7 now £180 at Tesco Direct

Many of the Coolsmartphone team have raved about the Nexus 7 since it launched in July and if you don’t have one yet, now could be the perfect time to jump in. Google’s mini tablet can currently be had from Tesco Direct for just £180. To get it …

Asus Jelly Bean Announcement Reveals TF300 Update Already

Well, we started taking bets on what the Asus Jelly Bean teaser was all about, but before everyone got to the bookies the news was out. Spoilsports! If you’re the lucky owner of an Asus Transformer TF300 and you live in North America you will soon be getting …

Asus Jelly Bean Teaser on Facebook. But what does it mean?

Asus, manufacturers of some of the most innovative tablets we’ve seen, including the Transformer series, the PadFone and the Nexus 7, have put a teaser on their Facebook page. Basically it’s just a photo of an Android shaped jelly bean holder with the words, “When Mr. JellyBean is …

Nexus 7 Accessory Lineup Leaked – Coming Soon

So, you have your shiny new Nexus 7, you’ve installed all your apps and got it running exactly as you want it.  But what about those official accessories to go with it.  After all those pesky iPad’s have them in their thousands! Well, according to Nordic Hardware the official …

Hidden Sleep Function On Nexus 7 Revealed

A video released today demonstrates a previously hidden and rather useful feature on the Nexus 7 tablet. iPad and Blackberry owners will be aware of the sleep function that activates when your device is placed within a compatible case and this feature has also been included on the …

App Review: Whale Trail Frenzy

Fresh off the back of the spectacular game Whale Trail comes a new free app by the developers ustwo – Whale Trail Frenzy. Frenzy is a new game based on the original that moves into a new genre for both ustwo and the Whale Trail series – freemium …

Nexus 7: first impressions

You know what they say about third time lucky. Having made and then cancelled orders with Google and Currys, I decided to try my luck with Ebuyer yesterday afternoon as they were advertising the Nexus 7 as in stock and ready for delivery today. Roughly 16 hours later …

[UPDATE 4] Ebuyer & Google dispatching Nexus 7 tablet

We’ve just received word from Ebuyer that the new Nexus 7 tablet will be ‘Out for Delivery’ tomorrow – the first that we’ve heard from any major retailer about a definite release date.  Assuming that Ebuyer stick to this (and Google don’t stop them from delivering the tablet), then a …

Google Tablet “confirmed”. To launch at I/O

The Google Nexus Tablet hasn’t exactly been a well-kept secret so far, and now there’s confirmation from Asus themselves. Bloomberg also quotes “two people familiar with the matter” that a 7″ sub-$200 Google-branded tablet running the new Android OS – Jelly Bean is about to launch. An Asustek …

Google Nexus tablet snapped

On the whole, it’s safe to say that Android tablets haven’t done as well as the iPad. The Android “carpet bomb” approach just doesn’t seem to have worked all that well as far as tablets are concerned. Sure, the Galaxy Tab range has done fantastically well but Google …

Asus Transformer TF300 Now Available for Pre-Order

If you aren’t lucky enough to win the first Transformer Pad 300 in the country, then you’re able to pre-order the latest addition to their docking tablet range from Currys and PC World (as promised a couple of weeks ago). This is looking like a bit of a …

Transformer Prime GPS Dongles arrive

We knew that registrations were open for the Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongle were open. Well, they’re now arriving to customers. Martin Frow has mailed us and said… Just thought I’d let you know the free Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongles are now shipping. Mine turned up today. …