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ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review

ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review

This is SlashGear's ASUS ZenFone AR Review - complete with Google Tango onboard. This is a review of both the device and the AR - reviewed together and separately. While the device's full worth does take Tango into account, we've also considered the idea that a consumer might not end up using the AR features here as often as they thought they might. With a fine software build and hardware that's quite top-notch, it wasn't difficult to look beyond the hype.

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ZenFone 3 will eventually get Android O but you don’t have to wait

ZenFone 3 will eventually get Android O but you don’t have to wait

ASUS’ launch of the ZenFone 4 series just a week before Google is expected to launch Android 8.0 “O” has naturally brought questions of updates. While it is definitely expected that the ZenFone 4 will get Android O, the same can’t be said for last year’s ZenFone 3 line. In its press conference, ASUS assured fans that ZenFone 3 will not only be upgraded to Android O but will also get the its new ZenUI 4.0. There still, however, is the question of when. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for ASUS to get its act together. With a bit of daring, you can unlock your ZenFone bootloader and be on your way to installing custom ROMs, including future Android 8.0 ROMs.

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ZenFone 4 Max, Max Pro round out ASUS’ 2017 team

ZenFone 4 Max, Max Pro round out ASUS’ 2017 team

If you were surprised that ASUS announced four smartphones at the same time, all of them bearing the “ZenFone 4” name, worry not. ASUS actually announced six. Yes, six “ZenFone 4” models with very close specs and confusing names. Rounding out the list are two “Max” phones that boast of large batteries and very long battery lives. That is, if you can live with the very mid-range spec that the ZenFone 4 Max and ZenFone 4 Max pro are offering.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS has kicked off this lovely Thursday by announcing not one, not two, but four new phones in the ZenFone 4 family. Two of these phones - the ZenFone 4 Pro and the standard ZenFone 4 - will likely appeal to mainstream users who want a mid-to-high-end flagship. The other two phones are part of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, and the type of people those phones are targeted at should be instantly clear, given the name.

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ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

It’s back to school time, which means that for some students or their parents, it’s also time to invest in a new, or their first, school laptop. Taking advantage of this unique shopping season, Microsoft and its OEM partners have gotten the ball rolling with a team of Windows 10 S computers. The latest to join the team is ASUS’ very first Windows 10 S laptop, the VivoBook W202, which is, quite honestly, going to have a hard time standing out from the rest.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 phones accidentally leaked by ASUS

ASUS ZenFone 4 phones accidentally leaked by ASUS

Leaks have become so commonplace in the mobile industry that some companies have given up trying to stop them. Some, like LG, even do their own piecemeal teasing weeks before something major is revealed. And then you have the likes of ASUS here, who “accidentally” hit the publish button on four of its upcoming ZenFone 4 models. While the company has already taken down those product pages, the Internet rarely forgets, leaving us plenty to chew on while waiting for the actual and final announcement.

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ASUS Zenfone AR: 5 reasons you want this phone

ASUS Zenfone AR: 5 reasons you want this phone

The ASUS Zenfone AR is officially available to buy from Verizon, and you may be considering picking one up yourself. If you're still on the fence, take note: there's a lot to like about this phone, which was first launched back during CES 2017 (hands-on here). As its name suggests, this phone brings with it augmented reality capabilities, but what, exactly, does the phone offer to make it so appealing? Here are five key things.

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ASUS ZenPad Z8s tablet available now from Verizon

ASUS ZenPad Z8s tablet available now from Verizon

Verizon has added two Android phones to its portfolio this week, the ASUS ZenFone AR and Moto E4 Plus, or three if you include the Moto Z2 Force. It hasn’t, however, forgotten the class of users who might not need a new phone but do have a need for something with a larger screen. Yes, we’re talking about tablets. Verizon has just added the ASUS ZenPad Z8s to its catalog for those who need a serviceable Android tablet but have some big budget constraints.

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ASUS ZenFone AR pre-order starts, Verizon only

ASUS ZenFone AR pre-order starts, Verizon only

While Google and friends were taking their sweet time, Apple opened the floodgates when it released ARKit. It revealed the nifty things that can be created and experienced with nothing but a smartphone, the very same premise behind Google Tango and Daydream. While these two technologies existed for quite a while, they existed in different worlds. Those worlds are finally colliding in the ASUS ZenFone AR, which can finally be yours. That is, if you’re a Verizon subscriber.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 arrives August 19: one feature revealed early

ASUS ZenFone 4 arrives August 19: one feature revealed early

ASUS has officially announced the unveiling date for the ZenFone 4, and nestled within the invitation is a tease about one particular feature we can expect. The phone will be unveiled in the Philippines on August 19, and the company has gone to great lengths to 'heavily hint' about one included feature. What is it? Check out the invitation images for yourself and take a guess.

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ASUS Lyra wants to make Wi-Fi simple again

ASUS Lyra wants to make Wi-Fi simple again

There seems to be a prevalent trend, or collective desire, to go back to some glory days of the past, from gaming, to politics, and, now, to Wi-Fi. Remember the good old days when Wi-Fi was simple? No? Yeah, Wi-Fi has never really been simple. But it doesn't have to be complicated either. At least not if you ask ASUS. Its new Lyra home networking systems aims to take the pain out of covering your entire house's networking needs, without having to resort to overly expensive routers or poor-performing repeaters.

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ASUS ZenWatch users relax: Android Wear 2.0 coming this month

ASUS ZenWatch users relax: Android Wear 2.0 coming this month

ASUS is not Android Wear’s biggest fan. At least not anymore. Sure, it has one model more than Huawei, whose top honcho has publicly cast doubt on this wearable segment, but the ZenWatch 3 might be the last of its kind. And with that comes fears that ASUS will also be pulling the plug on its support for those smartwatches already out in the market. If you’re an owner of such device, fret not. ASUS promises that the latest Android Wear update is still coming, this month in fact.

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