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Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Asus, LG, News, Phones, Tablets | 0 comments

Sprint rolls out Android 4.4.3 for Nexus 5 users

Sprint has announced the release of a firmware update for its Nexus 5 users which features ‘Misc Android updates’ and a build version number that matches the previously rumoured build number of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. The update is currently rolling out to users in the US. The firmware update goes by the build name KTU8AF (KTU8 was the previously speculated Android 4.4.3 build number for the Nexus 5), and enables the device to work on Sprint’s LTE network on bands 26 and 41. The network operator on support page mentions that the update will be available starting 14 April and will be rolled out completely to other users in stages. With Android 4.4.3, Google has reportedly fixed problems with data connection loss, random reboots, missed calls and various camera bugs. Other than existing bug fixing, the Android 4.4.3 is said to not bring anything new in terms of features and UI interface. So far, the update has not been listed on Google’s factory Images for Nexus devices page, but it is speculated that it will soon be available to other users in U.S, as the ‘KTU’ text code is usually used for all the Nexus 5 unlocked U.S variants. The Update is currently available only for the Nexus line of devices (Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 2012 and 2013) and Google Play edition devices will receive this update soon. As always, the update is being DogFooded to users, so you may receive the update a couple of days later than the other user. Have you updated yet? Comment down below if you notice any significant changes! UPDATE: Sprint has now removed the mention of the Android 4.4.3 update from their website. No one has reported getting the KTU84F update, which was supposed to roll out on Monday, April 14th.   Whether Sprint was ahead of themselves in posting this, or something went technically wrong and Google stopped the update, is not known. But the update can’t be too far away, seeing that Sprint had actually posted it on their support page.  ...

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Asus announces a slew of devices, along with a dual-OS hybrid at CES 2014

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Asus, Asus, News, Phones, Tablets | 0 comments

Asus announces a slew of devices, along with a dual-OS hybrid at CES 2014

Asus has announced several innovative products on day 0 of CES.  Before the show had started they were well on their way to set the standard of announcements to be made. Mr. Shin took the stage and announced ZenFone, Transformer Book Duet, Vivo Tab Note 8, and PadFone Mini. ZenFone 4, 5, 6 ZenFone 4 ZenFone 5 4inh WVGA 800 x 480-pixel display 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat) GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+ DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct 5-megapixel rear camera 0.3-megapixel front camera 1GB RAM 1170mAh battery Up to 64GB micro SD card 124.4 x 61.4 x 11.2-6.3mm 115g 5inh HD 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat) GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+ DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct 8-megapixel rear camera 2-megapixel front camera 1GB RAM 2050mAh battery Up to 64GB micro SD card 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3-5.5mm 140g ZenFone 6 6inh HD 1280 x 720-pixel IPS display 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU with Quad-Thread Hyper-Threading Technology Android 4.3 (will update to Android 4.4 KitKat) GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+ DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps Integrated 802.11b/g/n; Wi-Fi Direct 13-megapixel rear camera 2-megapixel front camera 1GB RAM 3230mAh battery Up to 64GB micro SD card 166.9 x 84.3 x 9.9-5.5mm 200g The ZenFone line includes phones from 4 to 6 inches. They include rare examples of use of an Atom Processor ranging from 1.2 Ghz. to 2 Ghz. with Quad-Thread Hyperthreading Technology.  Camera for the ZenFone 4, 5, and 6 will include a 5, 8, and 13 megapixel shooter respectively with Wide-aperature f/2.0 Pixel Master main cameras for the ZenFone 5 and 6. Asus has revamped the UI to ZenUI to increase user experience with greater ease.  Features such as a new messaging app powered by Omlet Chat, and the addition of smart reader mode reduce background tones for easier reading and simpler user experience. VivoTab Note 8 Windows 8.1 8-inch HD (1280 x 800) IPS display Intel Atom Z3740 processor Integrated Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus 2GB memory 5MP rear camera and HD front-facing camera Up to 64GB internal storage, up to 64GB microSD card slot and bundled unlimited ASUS WebStorage (1 year) 15.5Whr battery 220.9 x 133.8 x 10.95mm 380g The introduction of the Vivo Tab Note 8 is impressive because of the quad core Atom Z3740 with 2 GB RAM and up to 64 GB of internal storage, and up to 64 GB on expandable microSD card. It is an 8″1280 x 800 IPS screen tablet with a light weight of 380 grams.  It includes a Wacom Digital Stylus for ease of use and comfort. PadFone Mini SPECIFICATIONS1 Processor Intel Atom Z2560 (1.6GHz) Operating system Android 4.3 (will update to 4.4 KitKat) with ASUS ZenUI Storage/memory eMMC 8GB / Micro SD Card Support / LPDDR2 1GB RAM Modem/bands GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps GSM 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS 850/900/1900/2100; Wi-Fi /Bluetooth Integrated 802.11 b/g/n; WiFi-Direct Bluetooth V 4.0 ( EDR + A2DP ) Display Phone: 4-inch TFT LED Backlight / 800 x 480 WVGA IPS+Station: 7-inch  TFT LED Backlight / 1280 x 800 WXGA IPS+ Main camera 8MP f/2.0 Front camera 2MP Battery Phone: 4.5Wh, 1170mAh, non-removable polymer batteryStation: 8.3Wh, 2100mAh, non-removable polymer...

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Asus Transformer Book Trio

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Asus, Gadgets, News, Tablets | 0 comments

Asus Transformer Book Trio

    The Asus Transformer Book Trio has finally made its way to Australia. It was first announced at the IFA 2013 in Berlin along with other products. The Transformer Book Trio is a hybrid laptop which means you can use it as a tablet as well. But, there is something else that makes this a Trio and that is the fact that it is running two different operating systems – Android and Windows 8. There are two CPU’s powering the Transformer Book Trio, one is on the tablet and the other one on the docking keyboard – may I add that they are also 4th generation Intel Core processors? It has an 11.6 – inch Full HD IPS display with wide 178-degree viewing angles and is also 10-point capacitive multi-touch display optimised with both Windows 8 and Android. There is also a 4GB of DDR3 RAM with 500GB HDD on the PC station and 2GB of LP DDR2 RAM with 16GB of on board storage on the tablet. The device is definitely something I am look forward to review so definitely stay tuned to our YouTube channel. It will retail for a RRP of $1,599 for the Core i5 model and will available in Australia from late November 2013. Check out the full specifications below. SPECIFICATIONS 1 Operating system PC Station: Windows 8 Tablet: Android 4.2 Processor PC Station: Intel Core i5 Tablet: Intel Atom Z2560 (1.6GHz) Graphics PC Station: Intel HD Graphics 4400 Display 11.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS with capacitive 10-point multi-touch Memory & storage PC Station: 4GB DDR3 (1600MHz) RAM with 500GB hard drive Tablet: 2GB LP DDR2 RAM (1066GHz) with 16GB onboard storage Cameras Rear 5MP with auto-focus and 1080p Full HD video recording Front 720p HD camera Connectivity PC Station: 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Micro-HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/mic Tablet: 802.11n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 3.0, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/mic, microSD card slot Audio PC Station: Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, digital mic Tablet: Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, digital mic Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, e-compass Battery PC Station: 33Wh lithium polymer Tablet: 19Wh lithium polymer Size & weight PC Station: 304.9 x 193.8 x 13.4mm, 1kg Tablet: 304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7mm, 700g   Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Asus to Unveil New Transformer Tablet at IFA

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Asus, News, Tablets | 0 comments

Asus to Unveil New Transformer Tablet at IFA

    A lot of teaser images and leaks are going around right now ahead of IFA. Asus is also building its own hype in regards to the new Transformer tablet due out this week at IFA. On a Facebook post they quoted: “We transform your mobility! Yes, a new generation is coming, but of which product?” We have no clue about the specifications of the tablet but what we can tell you right now is that this will be an Android powered tablet with Asus’ custom skin on top of that, just by looking at the status bar from the image above. We also expect this to compete against the upcoming flagship tablets. Source: Asus Facebook Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube...

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Google Nexus 10 (2013) to be Manufactured by Asus

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Asus, News, Tablets | 0 comments

Google Nexus 10 (2013) to be Manufactured by Asus

    The relationship between Google and Asus are just getting better. Last month we have seen the release of the most popular 7-inch Nexus 7 (2) tablet on the market which is obviously made by Asus, same with the first generation of it. Today, an alleged document of the Nexus 10 has been leaked and by the looks of it, Asus seems to be manufacturing the next iteration of the tablet. So far we can assure that there will be a 16GB model, but expect a 32GB model as well. For those of you that don’t remember, Samsung manufactured the current model and even though it was a great tablet (talk about the amazing display!), it hasn’t been as popular as the Nexus 7. I’m not quite sure why Google decided to switch to Asus instead of Samsung. Perhaps because of the Nexus 7? Either way, Asus have made a lot of great tablets on the market so no complaints on that. What are you expecting on the next Nexus 10? Higher resolution, more RAM, better processor? Let us know! Source: Geek   Founder of Tech4Geeks and content creator on YouTube (tech4all1).   Check out our (1st Gen) Nexus 10...

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Where can you buy the Nexus 7 (2013)?

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Asus, Tablets | 0 comments

Where can you buy the Nexus 7 (2013)?

If you are eager to purchase a Nexus 7 (2013) and impatiently waiting for it to be available on the Play Store or retail stores in Australia then that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get one for yourself as there are some options. While Kogan, Mobicity and PLE have recently started taking pre-orders of the Nexus 7, the chances are you won’t be receving it for another 3 weeks or so. So the question is, where is the best place to purchase it? Well currently Amazon and B&H Photo have them in stock and it should arrive to your door in a week or if you have relatives in the U.S then you can perhaps get them to buy it and ship it to you. Not only you will get your hands on it quicker but you will also save money. While there are no official pricing of the Nexus 7 in Australia as of yet, expect them to be the same as the old model when it first came out ($299 – $439). I am looking forward to get myself one, and see its major changes such as the full HD display, its slimmer and thinner body, etc. You name it. Will you be getting one for yourself? Let us...

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