Category: Asus (Android)

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. …

Asus Transformer 300 Coming to PC World and Currys in May

Asus have announced that the Transformer 300 is coming to the UK in May with PC World and Currys getting early availability, while other retailers will have to wait until June. Selling for £399, the Transformer 300t will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on a …

ASUS opens registrations for Transformer Prime GPS dongle

When the Transformer Prime launched there were a lot of complaints about poor GPS signal and as a result, ASUS have decided to release a GPS dongle that can be added to the device to improve the signal. ASUS announced yesterday on twitter that registrations were now open …

Asus Padfone up for pre-order tomorrow… In Taiwan.

  The Asus Padfone, when it was announced, was and still is, widely regarded as the future of the mobile industry. It has the ability to integrate the phone into a tablet, the tablet into a keyboard and the whole lot to an external monitor via its outputs. …

The G-Tablet: Coming Soon?

Yes, you did read it correctly, Google are set to release their own branded tablet. It is rumoured that Google are preparing an on-line store, selling directly to consumers, much like they tried (and failed) to do with the original Nexus. The store will sell the Google branded …

MWC – Asus PadFone

Asus yesterday announced the PadFone. Which is the tablet with a phone inside it. We have previously seen various demos at CES a few months ago. Well now it turns out that it works with the keyboard dock as seen on the Transformer range. This really could be …