Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL With LTE Coming To Germany And Austria This Month

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Germany and Austria will be the first to see the Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL, the LTE-enabled version of the TF300. We saw the TF300TL pass through the FCC in May and now, according to German site TechFokus, the tablet will be available this month.

The TF300TL will be available for €629 ($774) with the keyboard dock accessory, or €529 ($651) for just the tablet alone. Of course, a carrier service plan will also have to be added. It will be available in the same red, white, and blue color choices as the non-LTE version, with the white one going to carrier O2.

No news on when, or even if, this tablet is coming to other countries. Anyone looking forward to this one?

source: teckfokus
via: the verge

Asus Transformer Infinity launching in the UK this August

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Is the Google Nexus 7 not your cup of tea? Prefer your tablet bigger, bolder and brighter? If so then my fellow Brits have cause for celebration as Asus has today announced that the top-of-the-range Transformer Infinity is inbound. From August 31st you’ll be able to pick up the 64GB model complete with official keyboard dock for a fairly hefty £599.99.

Let’s not forget that it’s the quality of Asus’ Transformer range of tablets that prompted Google to partner with them for the uber-successful Nexus 7. As far as high end tablets go, you could do a lot worse. The real question is just how many people will be willing to part with £600 when you can pick up an astounding tablet for as little as £160 these days. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter

ASUS Transformer Pad, Prime and Infinity all Getting Jelly Bean for sure, Original Transformer (TF101) and Slider (SL101) back in limbo

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ASUS said today that the Transformer Pad, Transformer Prime and Infinity will be the lucky tablet winners to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That’s it so far. ASUS says they’re still deciding on other devices though. The other day they said on their German Facebook page that the Eee Pad Slider and Transformer would be getting Jelly Bean too. Does that mean it’s not final? As to when the updates will roll, no time frame was given. Hit the break for the full statement.

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ASUS Transformer, Transformer Prime and Motorola Xoom Receive CyanogenMod 10 Preview Builds

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The other day we received the CyanogenMod 10 preview builds for both the international and U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III and now there’s more! The CM 10 preview builds are now available for the ASUS Transformer and Transformer Prime (tf101 and 201) and with Motorola’s Xoom. With all the excitement around Jelly Bean and CyanogenMod 10, a working build for tablets is wonderful news to hear.

These are only preview builds though, so they may not be very stable. Unofficial builds also carry no guarantee on support, assistance or updates.

The Transformer builds are currently functional with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, sounds, camera, video acceleration, minor dock functionality and most sensors. The GPS and light sensor functionality isn’t in there just yet, but the device’s core functionality is stable and working.

Here’s a quick video of the Transformer Prime running CM10 on its current build in action:

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ASUS confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is coming to the entire Transformer family and Eee Pad Slider.

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We certainly expect Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to make its way to ASUS Transformer devices sooner rather than later. Let’s face it, ASUS has one of the best track records for updates as the Transformer Prime received the Ice Cream Sandwich update in January, and the original Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) received it February. We fully expect Jelly Bean to land on the higher end devices, but there was a rumor floating around that the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Pad Slider might not be so fortunate. Supposedly an ASUS rep at a press conference in the Netherlands said that it’s unlikely that either device would receive the update. Of course the rest of the lineup was good to go.

Today, ASUS Germany denied the comment and said that the Jelly Bean update is confirmed for the Transformer Prime (TF201), Transformer Pad (TF300), and Transformer Infinity (TF700), but also confirmed that the Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and Eee Pad Slider (SL101) will also get the update.

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 LTE Props Up Using O2 Germany’s LTE Network

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After we saw the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 LTE try to sneak past FCC offices, we now know the device is very much real and on its way— well in Germany at least. A coy video has popped up using Germany’s O2 network and highlighting the network’s superior LTE speeds pushing through to the speedy tablet. Okay sure there’s no idea of when the Germans (or other LTE markets in the world for that matter) can expect to see the LTE variant in stores, but hey— at least seeing the video in action means the Transformer Pad TF300 LTE will be here sooner than we know it. You can check out a quick walkthrough of the video below as well as the LTE benchmarks.

 

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 source: Engadget

Developer Creates a New Android Game by Only Using his ASUS Transformer

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Sometimes it amazes me how far technology has come. Seeing the things that we can accomplish on an average smartphone and tablet just amazes me and the sky is the limit, especially on an Android platform. An Android developer by the name of Tony Patino has achieved something that I personally never thought could be accomplished. He was able to create a full Android game all on his ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet! The game is called Burning Platform and is available in the Google Play store (see links below). With Android’s large and diverse ecosystem, he was able to use various apps from the Google Play store at his disposal to aid him in this project.

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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 to be available mid-July starting at $499

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Back at CES when we saw the ASUS Tranformer Pad Infinity, the planned price point was $599, but with similar offerings from Acer, they are going to price it more competitively. They will offer the 32GB version for $499 and the 64GB version for $599. The keyboard dock remains at $149 and is compatible with the Prime Dock. Last but not least, they will offer the same colors as the Prime: amethyst gray and champagne gold. According to ASUS it should be available by mid-July with no exact release date. If past history is any indication, you might want to pre-order this bad boy as soon as any retailers start the process. We fully expect availability to be low just like the Transformer Prime and the original Eee Pad Transformer.

The real question is what happens to the pricing of the Prime and TF300? Could those tabs drop to $399 and $299 respectively? With the Nexus tablet rumored to be $199, this “new” pricing wouldn’t surprise me. The Nexus tablet at $199 is intriguing, but I have to be honest, the TF300 at $299 is even more intriguing with the 10.1-inch display. As far as updates go, if Google releases 4.1, based on past history, it’s safe to assume that ASUS will get that update to all their tablets in a timely fashion.

 

 

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Receiving OTA Update 9.4.3.30 With Notable Improvements

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ASUS is pushing out a new bug fixer (v9.4.3.30) that comes with numerous improvements and several fixes for the Transformer Pad 300. The most notable improvement is the upgraded camera software which I’m sure many are going to be elated about. Wondering what else is new in this OTA? Talk Android has you covered with the official changelog after the break:

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First CyanogenMod 9 Nightly Builds Now Ready for the International Galaxy S III and Transformer Pad 300

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It appears the CyanogenMod team have been busy as usual and have a couple nightly builds ready for some of today’s newest devices. Right now you can download a nightly build for both the Transformer Pad 300 and the International version of the Galaxy S III. Since these builds are very early in production you can expect a few quirks along they way but overall response has been fairly positive. All the important things like data, WiFi, and Bluetooth are working so if you’ve been waiting to trick out your new i9300 or TF300T, I’d say give it a go. Head to the source link for further details and download links. Happy hacking!

source: CyanogenMod (TF300T) (GSIII)