The ASUS ZenWatch is the latest smartwatch to be updated to Android Wear 5.1.1, in what is likely to be a staggered roll-out. LG’s Watch Urbane was the first to receive the update, and its good to see the update appearing for other members of the Android Wear family.
According to a recent FCC filing, ASUS is set to launch a couple of new Android-powered tablets within the next twelve weeks. Both slates will carry the ZenPad name, but will be available in a two different sizes.
While the likes of the LG G Watch R, Watch Urbane and the Moto 360 have taken all the attention among the Android Wear smartwatches, the ASUS ZenWatch has also received considerable praise from the customers. Read more
ASUS has released an update to their ZenWatch Manager app for ZenWatch devices and they have released a new ZenWatch Music app. The combination of a new app and updates to the Manager app should help make the device even more useful for owners. Read more
ASUS has just announced that it will host a ZenFone 2 event in New York City on Monday, May 18. Invites are in the process being sent out to all major technology conglomerates, requesting that they be present to witness the launch of the company’s flagship smartphone in the United States.
Jerry Shen, CEO of ASUS, sat down for an interview with YugaTech and announced a plan for his company’s devices moving forward. The naming of them will follow the strategy of many, including Apple and Samsung, by using numbers. Also, new ZenFone devices will be released about every six months. The more important news from the interview is the decision to use more Qualcomm processors due to their ongoing partnership. Shen says that we should expect ZenFone devices to feature the Snapdragon 615 in the future.
Hit the break for the video of the interview.
ASUS is preparing their highly anticipated ZenWatch 2 for release sometime “soon,” but “soon” to ASUS doesn’t mean by the end of 2015. According to CEO Jerry Shen, the watch won’t be ready for debut until 2016 at the earliest. No word on what part of 2016 he’s expecting, but I would imagine we should see it within the first few months of the year, with that being over 3/4 of a year away. Read more
Asus has unveiled their newest VivoWatch (that’s actually not part of the Zen family of devices) that’s focused on fitness tracking. The watch is water and dust resistant, offers a heart rate monitor and several other health services, and features a stainless steel frame. Asus is also making a pretty bold claim with this watch, saying it will last 10 days on a single charge. Read more
Today, ASUS announced that its latest Android-powered tablet, the MeMO Pad 7 LTE, will be available exclusively through AT&T in the United States starting this Friday, April 10. The slate can be yours for just $0.99 if you purchase a smartphone on AT&T Next or $8.75 for 20 months on the AT&T Tablet Instalment plan.
ASUS and Google have just unveiled the Chromebit which is essentially an HDMI dongle that looks like the Chromecast, but has a lot more functionality under the hood. Plugging this device into an HDMI capable monitor will let you experience Chrome OS just like on a Chromebook. Google also announced four new Chromebooks earlier today, including the ASUS Chromebook Flip. Read more