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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 update brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the UK
By Andrew Kameka on Friday August 24, 2012

British owners of the Transformer Pad TF300 can upgrade their tablet to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean beginning today. The firmware update adds new Jelly Bean features like enhanced notifications and the Face Unlock liveness check, as well as improvements to pre-installed apps. ASUS plans to announce more supported devices soon, but Transformer Pad TF300 users can check for the update now by going to Settings > About Tablet > System firmware update > Check update.

ASUS plans to update Transformer Pad tablets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
By Dan Seifert on Friday July 20, 2012

ASUS confirmed to The Verge today that it plans to release updates for its Transformer Pad line of Android tablets that will upgrade them from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Eee Pad Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad Infinity are all slated to get the update, which is due to arrive in the "coming months." ASUS says that more specific information about the timing of the updates will be provided closer to their release dates.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T headed stateside next month
By Dan Seifert on Monday June 25, 2012

ASUS has revealed that the latest and greatest version of its Transformer line of tablets, the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting next month. Like the Transformer Prime, the Infinity runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Infinity steps out on its own with its new 1920 x 1200 pixels Super IPS+ display, however. As it is a Transformer, it is also compatible with an optional keyboard dock. Expect to pay $499 for the 32GB version of the tablet and $599 for the 64GB edition when the tablet arrives the week of July 16.. The optional keyboard dock will run you an additional $149. For more looks at the tablet, be sure to check out our hands-on with the TF700T from Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

ASUS upgrades the Eee Pad Slider to Android 4.0 ICS
By Dan Seifert on Friday May 11, 2012

ASUS has announced through its official Twitter account that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Eee Pad Slider tablet is now available in the U.S. The update offers Android 4.0.3 and is available to owners as an over-the-air download or from the ASUS website as a direct download. ASUS says that it will offer the update in the UK "shortly."

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 4G LTE Android tablet shipping April 22
By Michelle Ruhfass on Monday April 16, 2012

ASUS has announced that its Transformer Pad 300 10-inch tablet will land stateside on April 22. The Pad 300 is a relative to the popular EE Pad Transformer tablet and offers the ability to "transform" the tablet into a laptop with an optional keyboard dock.

ASUS Padfone hits Taiwanese shelves on April 20
By Dan Seifert on Thursday April 05, 2012

The ASUS Padfone, the company's idea for integrating a smartphone, tablet, and laptop experience into one device, will become a reality for Taiwanese shoppers on April 20. It won't come cheap, however, as ASUS says the asking price for the entire suite, including phone, tablet, laptop dock, and Bluetooth stylus will be 28,901 TWD (US$980).

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 convertible tablet hands-on
By Dan Seifert on Monday April 02, 2012

The ASUS Transformer Pad 300 is the new low-end of the Transfomer line of convertible Android tablets. The 300 drops the metal construction and LED flash found on the Transformer Prime, but it has many of the other features that make the Prime so special. The tablet portion has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and the keyboard dock has a full QWERTY layout and trackpad. The whole rig runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be released later this year.

ASUS scores initial victory in Transformer brand scuffle with Hasbro
By Michael Oryl on Wednesday March 28, 2012

It appears that the judge overseeing Hasbro's suit against ASUS over the later's use of the Transformer brand for its line of Android-powered tablets has ruled in favor of ASUS. For the time being.

Hands on with the ASUS Padfone convertible smartphone/tablet
By Dan Seifert on Friday March 09, 2012

ASUS finally settled on a design for its unique Padfone combination smartphone and tablet device, and it was showing off the goods at Mobile World Congress last week.

Hands-on with the ASUS Padfone smartphone/tablet combo
By Dan Seifert on Wednesday March 07, 2012

ASUS has been talking about its Padfone smartphone and tablet combo device for a long time, but it has finally locked down a final hardware design and was showing it off at Mobile World Congress. The phone section of the Padfone has a 4.3-inch, qHD Super AMOLED display with bright and vibrant colors and great viewing angles. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone then docks into the back of the tablet portion of the Padfone, which has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and extended battery that can charge the phone's battery. The tablet is powered by the phone's processor, and provides users with the tablet version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally, the tablet portion can then dock into a keyboard dock, effectively making the Padfone a full laptop. ASUS expects to bring the Padfone to market in April, but it has not announced pricing at this time.