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ASUS Padfone 2 Android 4.1 update starts to roll out

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ASUS Padfone 2 Android 4.1 update starts to roll out
It's a Jelly Bean update for the ASUS Padfone 2

It's a Jelly Bean update for the ASUS Padfone 2

The ASUS Padfone 2 is a versatile handset as it also powers a tablet that can be turned into a laptop computer. With all of the heavy lifting that the phone does, it's a good thing that ASUS really beefed up the specs with the sequel. The ASUS Padfone 2 is a high-end model on its own with the quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 under the hood. Throw in 2GB of RAM, a 13MP shooter in back and you have a phone that clearly has a seat at the table with other top-shelf models.

ASUS has always been very quick to update its tablets and now we are happy to report that the ASUS Padfone 2 is receiving Android 4.1.1 right now via an OTA update. And the beauty of the Padfone system is that since the phone is now running Android 4.1.1, so is your tablet and lap top configurations. Why, it's almost magical!

If your ASUS Padfone 2 has received the update, let us know what you think by tapping out your comments in the box below. If you own the phone and haven't yet received the update, don't panic as it will come.

source: Engadget

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posted on 09 Dec 2012, 11:42 3

1. OroO708 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


It still can NOT be turned into a laptop computer. only the first padfone got the keyboard dock.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 12:22 2

2. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This is true but... If you add the Logitech K810 Keyboard (to name the best) + a regular OTG USB Cable... you get pretty much the same benefits (Except for the extra battery)...

Also note that the phone itself supports the standard MHL Cable.
OTG cable plugs on the Tablet station.

What is really missing here is the AMERICAN VERSION with more 3G and LTE Bands!!!! PLEASE

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 22:10

11. Sailingmaster (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


You won't see a US version of the Padfone. The Padfone "cheats" the carriers out of being able to charge you extra for the data used in Tablet mode.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:40

14. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well, I am still hopeful to see a version with a broader 3G bands support.

I am going to buy the Xperia Acro S and keep that one until I can buy the PadFone 2 (if such version is release) or maybe wait for the PadFone 3...

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 14:04 3

3. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This padfone is really a great idea.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 16:56

5. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree... even though many people does not like the idea... it is very well executed... and the phone by itself is just amazing

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 14:42

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I want one of these. I must have one of these.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 17:12 2

6. redmd (Posts: 860; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it's just darn expensive.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 19:14

7. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


My friend has one of these (pre-release engineering model). The camera is TERRIBLE. It's 13 MP on paper, but it doesn't look it and it takes forever to refocus. The screen is as gorgeous and sharp as you'd expect, though, and even on ICS the phone was still very smooth. Jelly Bean should make it simply spectacular. The tablet had a set of pins on the bottom edge. It may not have the keyboard dock yet, but judging by the design of the tablet, I'd say that that's on the way.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 20:30

10. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The Tablet Station for PadFone 2 will not have a Keyboard dock... Asus admitted it soon after the unveiling event and they will keep the dock in mind for the 3rd iteration.

A pre-release model is not a good comparison point. You would be surprise what small tweaks and tiny firmware updates can do for camera software.

This phone is incredible.. Read the full review at Engadget

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 19:32

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this is really a beautiful phone!! should be add to the most innovative products (even though its not the first one)

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 20:00 1

9. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


It's an awesome device but it is very expensive. I won't say overpriced.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 23:39

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1229; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


yeah... very expensive..but not overprice..coz of that tablet dock and also there's a keyboard dock!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 07:55

13. kadekerik (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


how about d price ???

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:42

15. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


starting a little over $600 for the 16 GB version JUST THE PHONE

through around $800 with the Tablet Station...

And up to $1100 for the 64 GB version with Tablet...

On Ebay

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