ASUS Padfone 2 Android 4.1 update starts to roll out
0. phoneArena 09 Dec 2012, 11:40 posted on
The ASUS Padfone 2 was released earlier this year with some greatly improved specs and now the device is getting updated to Android 4.1; the update is available OTA which makes it a snap to update Ice Cream Sandwich with Jelly Bean...
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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.
2. buccob (Posts: 2512; 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
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.
14. buccob (Posts: 2512; 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...
5. buccob (Posts: 2512; 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
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 3846; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I want one of these. I must have one of these.
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.
10. buccob (Posts: 2512; 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
8. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; 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)
9. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
It's an awesome device but it is very expensive. I won't say overpriced.
12. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
yeah... very expensive..but not overprice..coz of that tablet dock and also there's a keyboard dock!
15. buccob (Posts: 2512; 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...