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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn't seem like it'll be happening, let's recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy's ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.

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ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

ASUS started rolling out the Android Jelly Bean update for its Padfone 2 handset, which was announced back in Ocotober. The update reached a small number of users last month, but is now finally available for all Padfone 2 users starting today. The update will take users to Android version 4.1, and is hitting users in waves.

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First images of ASUS ME172V tablet leak

First images of ASUS ME172V tablet leak

We talked about the Asus ME172V tablet in the past. Back in late November some benchmarks of the little seven-inch tablet turned up showing that it was only slightly less powerful than the Nexus 7 tablet while offering a significantly cheaper price. The first round of photographs of the tablet have now surfaced showing that it will be offered in black or white colors.

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ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

ASUS $99 tablet appears with Google Nexus “leak pattern”

It would appear that a pattern has emerged in the way certain heavy-hitting Google devices are released to the press, this pattern emerging most recently with an ASUS-made tablet that's set to be released in 2013 for $99 USD. At the NVIDIA press conference at CES 2012 we saw the first appearance of the ASUS tablet that would eventually become the Nexus 7 - before it became Google's game, it went through what we'll call the Nexus Leak Pattern. The same thing happened with the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet much more recently.

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AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

It would appear that AMD is plotting a next generation line of mobile graphics, as a card from the company's 8000 series has appear in a listing for an incoming ASUS ultrabook. Details are still pretty slim, and when that's coupled with the fact that AMD has yet to announced the 8000 family of GPUs, it's hard to know what's really going on. Still, if the listing on German retailer Cyberport is to be believed, the ASUS VivoBook U38DT will ship with an AMD Radeon HD 8550M under the hood.

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$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

$99 Nexus 7 impersonator appears in benchmarks: ASUS undercut on the way

It's no secret that there's more hardware on the way from ASUS, it's just a question of if it's actually the $99 "Nexus" that's been rumored since before the Google Nexus 7. What we're seeing today is a set of benchmark results coming from GLbench which show a model by the name of ASUS ME172V, a model with specifications ever-so-slightly less fabulous than the Nexus 7. This model may well be a new iteration of the Nexus 7 which knocks down its innards this slight amount in order to sell the machine for half the price.

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Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus delays dual screen Taichi ultrabooks

Asus has announced that it has delayed shipments in the US for the interesting dual screen Taichi ultrabook. Those machines have been available for US customers order from several websites including Amazon.com. The Taichi is a dual screen ultrabook with a screen on the outside for tablet use and a second screen on the inside for traditional notebook use.

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Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD Review

In two massively gigantic downloads out on the market right this second, the development team at Fatshark have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring on the console and PC Indiana Jones-like puzzle thriller Hamilton's Great Adventure to Android. This game works only on devices packing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor - that including, of course, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, your best pal! Here in Hamilton's Great Adventure THD and Hamilton's Great Adventure THD Expansion Pack you'll get massive amounts of puzzles to whip your way through in full-on leather jacket and next-level graphics from all directions.

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