The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of the coolest and most desirable tablets on the market. We put up our review of the Transformer not too long ago and came away feeling pretty good about the Asus offering. We also mentioned last week that the tablet was getting an OTA update to Android 3.1 this week. Tablets with the new update will support something new that Android gamers will really appreciate.
It was certainly a big day for ASUS, with the unveiling of the Padfone, but let's not forget about the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. The Transformer tablet has been incredibly popular, but getting a hold of it was rather difficult as the device sold out quickly. But if you've been searching for one, then the good news is that Amazon is now showing it to be in stock by June 2nd.
The ASUS Eee Pad MeMO made its first debut back in January at CES 2011, but now the company has given it a 3D makeover. The new ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D has a glasses-free 3D IPS display, meaning the third-dimension without the silly specs, along with the MeMIC companion headset for music and voice calls, and a capacitive touchscreen that, like the HTC Flyer, can be used either with the finger or a special capacitive stylus.
We recently said that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update would be coming to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 starting in June. Well, one of those tablets may be getting the update just a tad sooner. According to inside sources, the ASUS tablet update will be heading out over-the-air starting early next week.
Back during CES in January, we spent a little hands-on time with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Pad Slider. The tablets were both cool and while months have passed since then and the Slider still hasn't made its official appearance and some are getting impatient. If it's been so long you don’t even remember what the tablet is about, I will run down the specs for you. The key feature is that the Slider has a slide-out keyboard.
Asus was one of the big brands behind the netbook craze that swept the world starting a few years back. The small little netbooks were underpowered when compared to the notebooks on the market, but the low prices and portability made them very appealing to a number of buyers. Netbooks sold in droves to users that wanted portability and basic computing needs in a cheap package. Those netbooks, like the early Eee models, were rather chunky looking though.
ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer is turning into quite the hackers' dream, and now the Tegra 2 slate has been coaxed into offering an extra slap of speed. Netarchy over at xda-developers has released Netformer 1.2, a tool that - among other things - can overclock the Transformer from its 1GHz stock speed to 1.4GHz.
Google unveiled the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update last week at their I/O 2011 conference, and now it's getting ready to be deployed to some of our favorite Android tablets. The update headed out first for the Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G, but now it's also ready for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500.