New ASUS Transformer Pad expected to be introduced on September 4th
0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2013, 16:13 posted on
September 4th is gearing up to be quite a busy day in terms of major new product announcements; we expect to see Sony unveil both the eagerly awaited Sony Xperia Z1 and the two Sony Smart Shot lens. From Samsung, there is the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Now we can add ASUS to the list of manufacturers with something to unveil on September 4th...
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1. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I sold my Infinity and got the Nexus 7. I really love stock Android. Asus is great with their updates tho.
2. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
I bought Nexus7(2) today and I'm very happy (no backlight bleeding), but infinity it's to expensive!!!
3. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
They would do better off with the Snapdragon 800 SoC. At least it would be more energy-efficient. Hopefully Tegra 4 is just a ruse.
4. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
Hopefully this time they use fast NAND. I'm VERY hesitant to buy another Infinity after being plagued with performance issues on my current one.
7. fay99 (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
We are in the same boat. It's obvious that asus love to cut corner. People usually pay attention to the size of nand, not the quality of it. That's how asus can use cheap parts. I can't believe they would allow the infinity that has such performance to be released at all. I'm sure they knew the tablet is very laggy. I told myself I would never buy anything from asus again, well except nexus devices or pc. However, with the famous ongoing touchscreen and gps issues of new nexus 7, they successfully proved that they have really poor qc again. The digitizer can't be calibrated properly for a device in which everything relies on the touchscreen? Come on asus! Are your qa sleeping at work? I do hope that they use fast nand this time though even I will not let them take my money again. I just hope that there will be less people unhappy like us after buying their product.
8. Finalflash (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
You are right for a couple things but here is the low down on most those issues. Firstly the new nexus 7 has those issues but not all of them do as usual (my current one is fine after 2 tries though lol). The reason for this is obviously a new design in almost all regards with the highest specs for a mid size tablet in the market, even the iPhones have their issues on new redesigns (and those apparently just work).
Secondly on the transformer infinity, it isn't the hardware to blame, its their software. The nand lag is fixed in android 4.3 which was a Linux kernel issue and the over all lagginess is because the stock ROM Asus uses apparently has a frame rate limit on the home screen or has hardware acceleration off. Try opening multiple apps from the home screen and you'll notice that it is a fast but not smooth opening animation. Switch between two apps without going to the home screen and it is smooth. I also know this because I bought a padfone infinity for fun and the same problem plagues the phone and docked tablet mode. Unfortunately it the same bad stock ROM as the rest of the Asus products. For some reason they have it this way and its a pain to us but the easiest way to handle it is to switch to a custom ROM (easy enough these days). Everything will then be smooth as hell usually. Any other problem might just be actual problems lol and hopefully warranty covers it.
That should fix ur current problems and you aren't wrong to dodge Asus for a while until they figure this crap out.
9. fay99 (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I hope that the nand lag fix in android 4.3 you meant is not the automated periodic fstrim, and I hope that you didn't think I am an apple fanboy since you had mentioned iphones.
Are you NOT saying browser2ram that used by custom rom or the data2sd can eliminate the lag experienced in the stock rom by BYPASSING the nand, so it's the software to blame as asus had not bypassed a built in hardware -- the cheap nand in their stock rom?
As you mentioned flashing custom rom is easy enough these days, so why did you assume that people complaing the transformer infinity had not flashed any custom rom?
Can you recommend a custom rom (4.3??) that can make the tablet faster than the latest cleanrom that is still based on Android 4.2.1? Don't get me wrong, I do thank the developer of the custom rom to make this extremely slow aluminium thing to an acceptable laggy tablet. He is the best!
And why do you think only the homescreen is laggy? Why haven't suggested turning off the animation but what if turning off ALL animations doesn't completely help and everything is still usually not smooth as hell? Have you really owned a transfomer infinity? It sounds like you only have the padfone infinity but you are assuming the transformer has only the same simple issues as your padfone?? I don't own the padfone, I already provided the reason. However, I'm glad to know that it is a lot better than the transformer according to your comment.
5. GTR722 (Posts: 235; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)
Is september 4 some kind of historychanging day or what ?? xD