Android TV, first announced properly at Google I/O this year, is set for release this Fall. Along with the Android “L” release, Android TV will take your living room and give it a very Android feel. The issue to-date is that we need some hardware; hardware we’ve not yet seen. A new ASUS device might just be your first Android TV set-top box.
Joining the roster of devices the company rolled out this month is a new Windows tablet from ASUS, the VivoTab 8. This slate isn't to be confused with the similarly-named VivoTab Note 8, which made its debut earlier on this year for what will likely turn out to be a higher price tag than the newest slate.
ASUS has revamped its MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet, bringing the 7-inch Android 4.4 slate down to 8.3mm thick and throwing Intel's Atom Z3560 processor inside. Revealed at IFA 2014 today, the MeMO Pad 7 has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which ASUS is pushing for video consumption, along with Bluetooth aptX for higher-quality audio while you try not to disturb everyone else on the plane.
Alongside the maker's new ultrabook comes the ASUS EeeBook X205, the company's budget-centric compact laptop bringing with it Windows 8.1 and, says ASUS, a "smartphone-like experience." Unlike Eee laptops from days gone by, the X205 is slim and sleek, and will be launching in four different color options.
Keeping true to its Zen heritage, ASUS has introduced a new ultrabook dubbed the Zenbook UX305. According to the maker, this is the slimmest 13.3-inch ultrabook available with QHD+ resolution, measuring in at 12.3mm in thickness. Design is a strong focus with the laptop, with it including, among other things, diamond-cut metallic highlights.
ASUS has rolled out its wares for IFA 2014, and among them we find the latest Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch. This marks ASUS's first foray into wearables, and by all accounts, it looks like a solid one. The ZenWatch is a sleek-looking wearable with a leather strap and a quick-release clasp surrounding a rectangular watch face.
ASUS has revealed the ZenWatch, the company's first Android Wear wearable, headed to stores in Q4 for under $200. Following Samsung and LG in using a square face - in this case a 1.63-inch 320 x 320 AMOLED touchscreen - the ZenWatch borrows some of the more premium materials you might more commonly associate with traditional watches, like a leather strap, rose-gold-colored casing, and curved glass.
Yesterday, ASUS teased some sketches of their new smartwatch. At the time, all we had were those designer renders to go from in examining their entry into the wearables market. Now, the company has posted a teaser video to get everyone excited ahead of their IFA announcement for their new offering.
ASUS, who make all kinds of electronics you might want to have, are bringing another one to the fold. We’ve known their smartwatch was in the works for some time, and even that we’d be seeing it at IFA this year. Via the Facebook page, we get a look at what this new watch might look like, and we think you’re going to like what you see.
For the next smartwatch in our ever-expanding universe of wearables with Android, we’ve got ASUS on deck. They’ve been none to shy about letting it be known that "time" will be at the center of their presentation at IFA 2014 in Berlin with a quote and the outline of a distinctly watch-like display bezel. "In Search Of Incredible" will also continue to play host to ASUS often outlandish presentations.