Asus has launched a new hybrid machine, the Chromebook Flip C100. It features a 10-inch IPS display, and can comfortably be flipped around to transform it into a tablet. The device runs Chrome OS, however, it can run Android applications as well.
You may recall last year when ASUS released its Padfone S. According to a new report, that phone could be getting a revamp early next year. The Asus Padfone S is nearly a year old, but was praised highly for the innovation brought to the market.
The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580C is now available to buy in the United States for a little over $200 from popular electronics retailer Best Buy. Asus unveiled its new ZenPad line in early June during Computex 2015.
A new massive benchmark from Tom’s Guide has put six of the best performing smartphones on the market against each other to see which phone came out on top in a variety of situations. The tests measured everything from real-life performance and tasks you’d typically do on your smartphone every day, to gaming and other benchmarks. The test measured the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and Apple iPhone 6, so there’s a very wide variety of hardware here. Read more
And that’s a wrap for another week in the Android world. There were some exciting stories in the spotlight this week, such as a possible $100 million fine on AT&T and Nest unveiling some exciting products to “focus on the little things, so you can focus on the things that matter.”
The Asus ZenFone 2’s bootloader can now be unlocked, which means developers can begin developing custom ROMs for Asus’ most impressive flagship yet. It’ll certainly make the device more appealing to the development community.
Last week saw reports that the takeover of struggling local rival, HTC, had been discussed internally at Asus. The chairman of Asus had even gone so far as to say that it hadn’t ruled out the possibility of such a takeover, thus causing many articles to be written about the possible takeover. In response, HTC has today released a statement to its investors saying that such a takeover is not on the cards. Read more
This week features an array of awesome events for Android. Its ecosystem is alive and well, and it’s constantly becoming a better mobile operating system with a lot of options for a lot of different personalities.
Asus is currently riding a high after announcing that its mobile division turned a profit in May, having sold over 1.5 million smartphones in the month. With the release of its aggressively priced ZenFone 2 in North America, Asus expects the trend to continue and hopes to sell around 2 million handsets in June. As is natural with companies seeing positive results, Asus has given its rivals the once over to see if it is financially viable to expand by taking over a competing company to fuel further growth. Read more