Tag Archive: Asus


Asus Eee Pad Transformer Upgrade to Android 4.0 is almost ready, currently being tested by Google

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Upgrade to Android 4.0 is almost ready, currently being tested by Google

The original Asus Eee Pad Transformer is currently running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), but will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream  [Read More…]

Opinion: ASUS shows they understand the tablet market with the $250 MeMO 370T

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By now, you hopefully already know about the ASUS MeMO 370T. On paper, the MeMO 370T is a spec’d out 7-inch slate that features nVidia’s powerful Tegra 3 quad-core system on a chip. This tablet screams top-of-the-line, yet ASUS will offer the tablet to consumer for $ 250. Why would they price this thing so low, you ask?

In short, ASUS simply gets it. They understand that  [Read More…]

ASUS to deliver first Android 4.0 update to Transformer Prime on Jan. 12, unlock tool in the works

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ASUS and NVIDIA were the first to demonstrate Android 4.0 on a tablet and now it appears they will be the first to deliver the update to customers who purchased the Transformer Prime. Today ASUS announced on their Facebook page that the Transformer Prime would receive Android 4.0 via an over the air update starting January 12th.

Other news released today addressed the locked bootloader and GPS issues that some users  [Read More…]

ASUS says bootloader unlock tool is coming, Ice Cream Sandwich update starts next week, GPS is hard, y’all

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ASUS this morning teased some news regarding the locked and encrypted bootloader on its quad-core Transformer Prime tablet — and it’s good news. A bootloader unlock tool indeed is on the way.

As to why the bootloader’s encrypted in the first place, ASUS says it was done for DRM — digital rights management — purposes.

The reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers’ requirement for DRM client  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime getting Ice Cream Sandwich Jan. 12, bootloader unlocking tool coming soon

ASUS Transformer Prime getting Ice Cream Sandwich Jan. 12, bootloader unlocking tool coming soon

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet available and the first to run Tegra 3, so why are so many Android fans complaining about  [Read More…]

ASUS speaks out over Transformer Prime bootloader brouhaha, says to relax

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A bit of a stink has errupted over the weekend as more and more ASUS Transformer Primes finally started getting into users’ hands, and said users discovered the bootloader is locked down tight.  That really shouldn’t be a surprise, and the suggestion that ASUS partook in false advertising for not mentioning the bootloader on the box is, at least, ridiculous. (For what its worth, the review unit we received wasn’t  [Read More…]

Asus may launch a 7 inch Android powered tablet at CES 2012

Asus may launch a 7 inch Android powered tablet at CES 2012

Asus’ recent 10.1 inch Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet is definitely gaining a lot of attention for its unique ability to transform into a portable netbook by docking with a  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime Review: greatness disguise sold separately

ASUS Transformer Prime Review: greatness disguise sold separately

Spoiler alert: the ASUS Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet that money can buy. It’s usually considered bad form to give away the conclusion of a review in the opening paragraph, but there’s no use in trying  [Read More…]

Leaked ASUS press shot shows new member of Eee Pad family ahead of CES

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As CES 2012 draws near, we are due for some loose lips to out a product or two ahead of the actual show. First out of the gate this week is ASUS with what appears to be a 7-inch addition to the Eee Pad line. Unfortunately the image wasn’t accompanied by any additional information, so we’re left to speculate. (Fortunately with just a week to go we won’t be kept in  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime bootloader locked up tight

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Really, ASUS? You endear yourselves to the community by adopting the Prime name for your insanely powerful Tegra 3 tablet and then completely violate the spirit of it by locking the bootloader on the Transformer Prime?

According to the fine folks over at XDA-Developers the bootloader on the Prime is locked with 128 bit AES encryption. After all the hue and cry about this issue and the warm reception to the  [Read More…]