If you thought that 6.3-inch phablets were bad enough, then this new ASUS Fonepad unveiled at Computex 2014 might give you nightmares. While there is also a new Fonepad 7 on the showroom floor, it is probably the 8-inch Fonepad that has stolen much of the spotlight and attention, whether for good or bad.
Continuing its barrage of new devices at Computex 2014, ASUS has unveiled the MeMO Pad 7 and the MeMO Pad 8. But while its MeMO brand is usually reserved for its more budget-friendly selection, these two new tablets, particularly the larger of the two, do have some things to be proud of.
If you’ve seen an ASUS-made smartphone here in the United States in the past few years, it’s been a real oddity. Today the folks at AT&T are about to make that change with their announcement of the ASUS PadFone X. This device brings on the heat with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel 5-inch display on a phone that can slide into and dock with a tablet that then uses said phone’s abilities.
ASUS is teasing something “incredible”, but offer little in the way of an actual look at what the device is. Their teaser video, which you can see below, also shows off some low-tech stuff, at least until the end. With Computex around the corner, it seems the Taiwanese company may have something small up their sleeves.
Asus is prepping an addition to its MeMO Pad tablet lineup with the ME176C, an Android slate that has leaked in full on the Ukrainian website ITC.ua. In addition to a complete gallery of what is said to be the tablet, a list of specs have also surfaced detailing, among other things, a Bay Trail processor.
Intel has embraced Chrome OS, outing the first batch of Celeron-branded Chromebooks from a clutch of manufacturers, as well as the first Core i3 Chromebooks. The launch - which includes Lenovo's new N20p and N20 Chromebooks - also includes a new Education Chromebook reference design aiming to bring more Chrome devices into classrooms.
Today the folks at Google responsible for pushing the future of smart devices have announced Android Wear. This system will be working with manufacturers including Asus, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung - each of whom have already shaken hands with Google on the initiative. This push will work with fashion brands like Fossil Group as well to bring on Android-powered wearables this year.