Google Casually Advertises Its Nexus 7 Tablet On Its Homepage

 

In case you need more persuading to grab the superb Nexus 7 tablet (if you haven’t purchased one already), Google has gone ahead and provided a subtle way to get the masses to get out and purchase the tablet. As users log onto its homepage, they are casually greeted by a mini-Flash presentation which shows the Nexus 7 peeking out, while letting customers know “the playground is open”. Leave it to Google to always come up with some sneaky clever ways to advertise its products and services.

Again— if you are interested in grabbing what is hands down the best tablet available in terms of sheer value, you can grab the 8GB version for $199 or the 16GB version for $249 in the Play Store today.

 

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[Deal] Grab the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 for $399 and get a Free keyboard dock

Sears has a really hot deal on the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300. As you know the tablet alone goes for $399, but Sears will throw in a keyboard dock for Free. That’s a huge savings for those that are looking for a keyboard, and nobody does it better than ASUS with that amazing dock. My understanding is that this is only offered on the Sears website, and isn’t available in stores. Thankfully shipping is free for any orders over $49.

What makes this deal even sweeter is the fact that the TF300 already received the Jelly Bean update. The deal ends this Saturday, September 1st so hit the links below to get your order in. You do need to add both items to your cart in order to get the deal.

Buy – TF300 – Blue / Keyboard

ASUS Transformer Pad TF700KL Heading to Germany On Vodafone’s LTE Network

A press release from Vodafone has confirmed the ASUS Transformer Pad TF700KL is heading to Germany, a Transformer Pad TF700 with 4G LTE connectivity. The new LTE Transformer will initially launch in Germany, but will soon be available in other Vodafone stores across Europe – with the exception of Italy, which has not yet upgraded their network infrastructure to support LTE.

Unlike its Transformer TF700 siblings the TF700KL will be powered by a more power efficient dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz (rather than the quad-core 1.6GHz Nvidia Tegra 3), which was most likely chosen due to LTE’s demanding battery life. Its display will be covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 which will allow the device to be thinner, but will still support a dazzling full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. Other specs remain identical such as 1GB RAM, storage options of 16GB, 32GB or 64G, and as always an expandable microSD card slot.

The top-of-the-line TF700KL 64GB model will be priced at a hefty €819 ($1025 USD) for non subsidized customers and €169 ($211 USD) with a contract.

Source: Engadget
via: Notebook Italia

Owners Of The UK ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Get Official Jelly Bean Treatment

 

After seeing some ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 owners get some Jelly Bean love last week, it now appears owners of the device in the UK are now getting some love too. According to the ASUS Facebook page, owners will be treated to new features and functions, along with improvements to pre-installed apps, new power saving options and global file search. All this means is that yet more Android owners will get to have that smooth and buttery experience… and who doesn’t love that?

source: ASUS Facebook

Sales of the Nexus 7 could reach 8 million units this year

Gartner, Inc is estimating that ASUS and Google probably sold 1 million to 1.5 million Nexus 7 tablets in the last 5 weeks, but what can we expect for the rest of the year? Well Sameer Sing, founder of Tech-Thoughts is estimating that total sales will be somewhere between 6 million and 8 million units. This estimate is based on expected shipments of the touch panels from TPK Holding and Wintek. It looks like a combined total of 2.4 million panels were delivered in June and July, and it’s expected that four million will be shipped in the third quarter. Other factors into the calculation is that it takes ASUS roughly 2.5 weeks to build each Nexus 7.


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Jelly Bean update rolling out to ASUS Transformer Pad TF300

As of today, Asus and Google’s smash hit tablet the Nexus 7 is no longer the only Android tablet boasting Jelly Bean. News started surfacing this morning that some lucky Transformer Pad TF300 owners have received the prompt to download the OTA update. This is yet another huge feather in the cap for ASUS who has easily positioned itself as the top Android manufacturer when it comes to OS updates. With rumours of a Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III arriving before the end of the month, here’s hoping it’s a sign of things to come!

If you own a TF300 you might want to go and check for updates, just be sure to check back in and let us know how that Jelly Bean tastes!

Source: ASUS

Mysterious ASUS TF500T Shows Up at the FCC

Well it looks like ASUS has another device on the way because model TF500T just showed up at the FCC. If naming can give any clues to this mysterious device, it should be somewhat better than the Transformer Pad TF300 and somewhat inferior to the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Little is known about the device, but it’s listed as having WiFi (b/g/n), HDMI, a microphone, and is tablet shaped.

Any guesses as to what else this mysterious device might have? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think.

source: Engadget
via: FCC

 

ASUS and Wikipad will support PlayStation Mobile

 

PlayStation Mobile is something that I really want other companies to jump on. While HTC has been the only big supporter, that changed today as ASUS and the Wikipad have been announced to be the newest supporter of PlayStation Mobile. I obviously don’t need to tell you how big this is for ASUS as they’re one of the top Android tablet vendors out there, but if you’re unfamiliar with the lesser-known Wikipad, you can check out our post about the gaming device here.

This move will definitely bolster the gaming capabilities of several popular ASUS devices such as the Transformer Prime and Nexus 7. What do you guys think of this move? I’m sure ASUS tablet owners will love this news!

source: PlayStation

How The Nexus 7 Has Changed My Device Use Habits

There’s no question that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is a success. Google and ASUS have managed to create something extremely compelling for such a low price point. Typically, when I spend $199 on a device of this nature, I’m not expecting it to be a premium, high-end device. But the Nexus 7 has proven itself to be not only a serviceable tablet, but something that belies its budget price tag.

Since receiving my Nexus 7 at Google I/O this year, I have noticed a shift in my device use habits as the 7-incher has wedged itself right smack dab in the middle of my daily use patterns. How has adding a device to my daily routine changed how I interact with all my other devices? First, I should list out the devices I use on a daily basis. I currently have an HTC Evo 4G LTE phone, and a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi 10.1-inch tablet. The use of these two devices in particular has been impacted by the Nexus 7. I also have a Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV set-top box, and a Nexus Q.

Hit the break to find out how the Nexus 7 has impacted my Android device usage.


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

 

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