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Asus event of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain was full with fun, they have added two new members to their family – the Padfone Infinity and Fonepad. We have posted Padfone Infinity’s stuff and now we’re discussing the Fonepad, it’s a 7-inch Android tablet powered by Atom. The Fonepad is something more than a tablet as it also deals with built-in phone features. Asus Fonepad specifications and features:
- 340g Weight
- 7-inch ISP display
- 1280 x 800 resolution
- 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor CPU chip
- PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8/16GB internal storage memory with SD card slot
- 3MP rear camera with autofocus that records 720p video
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- Network: HSPA+ and 3G support for voice calls, GPS, A-GPS and Glonass
- Digital microphone to make tablet noise-free
- 4,270mAH battery
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Pre-installed Asus apps and phone calls
- 5GB of free lifetime Asus Webstorage
- Metal case
- Colors: Titanium Grey and Champagne Gold.
At long last the ASUS Padfone Infinity is official in the market, it can be proved a one of best smartphone from the Mobile World Congress, however the irritating thing about Padfone Infinity is price tag, Asus demands a lot. This new piece of hybrid will cost you £799 (€999), but we should not really get Asus wrong as the Padfone Infinity phone-cum tablet delivers high-end specs.
Asus Padfone Infinity specs and features:
- 5-inch 1080p HD display of phone
- 10-inch 1080p display of tablet
- 1,920 x 1,200 resolution at 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
- Quad-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU chip
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 32/64GB of internal storage space
- 13MP autofocus camera with an LED flash, five-element, f/2.0 lens and burst shoot at 8fps
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Network: EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA,LTE and DC-HSPA+
- Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, A-GPS and GLONASS
- Nano-SIM card slot
- 2,400mAh battery with 19 hours of 3G talk time and 40 hour with the dock attached
- OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Colors: Gray, Gold and Hot Pink
Last week Google rolled out the Android 4.2.2 update for the Google Nexus 4 having firmware version JDQ39, if you haven’t received the OTA notification yet or can’t update Nexus 4 to Android 4.2.2 through OTA due to any reason, simply download and install the Android 4.2.2 OTA update for Nexus 4 manually.
Google has rolled out the Android 4.2.2 firmware update for the Nexus 7 with the firmware version JDQ39 but if you still haven’t received the Android 4.2.2 OTA notification on your tablet or if you can’t update tablet with OTA, you should pull out the Android 4.2.2 OTA update manually and install it right on your Nexus 7.
The Ubuntu Touch developer preview is finally available for selected Android devices, Canonical released the preview almost for all latest Nexus devices including the Nexus 7 tablet. The Ubuntu Touch developer preview offer just a few basic apps at this time but hopefully the team will release a stable version soon in near future. Currently it can be used for phone app, SMS app, shell and core apps, GSM network connection ability, networking via Wifi, camera app, and device accessible through the Android Developer Bridge tool (adb).
The CyanogenMod, of course, is one of best custom ROM because of numerous customization and handy apps such as Apollo Player, T9 dialer and more but some CyanogenMod nightly build is a bit risky to try as it generates a new build on daily basis to bring new changes and changes may contains bugs. But CyanogenMod team has released milestone build to try, the CyanogenMod team claims that this build is very stable and you can use it for daily drive. Nexus 7 is one of lucky tablet that has received CyanogenMod 10.1 milestone build, it’s based on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
The Nexus 7 is one of lucky tablet that bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box even Google has released the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update for the smartphone too, however if you want something more, try some customization tweaks to tweak the interface of your Nexus 7 and Clean custom ROM offers decent tweaks to do so.
CleanROM is full DEODEXed, it features different home launchers to customize the interface such as Stock, Apex , Nova, ADW, and Go Launcher HD, however there are many other handy apps are included such as ES File Explorer, Rebooter (Power Menu Options), Adobe Flash, AdAway, Titanium Backup, DropBox, and Browser 2 Ram. The custom ROM packs performance tweaks to enhance speed, Fsync is Disabled option for extreme speed, and more.
AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) is one of best custom ROM to generate a deeply customizable interface over your Android device but some people were trying jump on any other platform because the Kang team delayed the Android 4.2 release, but now you don’t need to do so as finally Kang team has released Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based AOKP build for many Android devices and Nexus 7 is one of lucky tablet of them.
Android 4.2 AOKP release brings many new features to make your customization life a bit easy such as unlimited lock screen widgets of any kind, fully customizable NavBar buttons, color & transparency, with widget support, menu arrow keys while typing, status bar transparency, customizable tile-based status bar toggles, safe headset volume warning toggle and more including bug fixes.
Are looking for a most budget Android tablet? Well! This is the place where you can get something better even in very affordable price, yes we know the Samsung Nexus 10 is one of best tablet available in the market even with super low price but GameStop is offering something more batter – the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T.
The ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T shines with decent specs and features even ASUS is known for quick updates, the 10-inch tablet packs IPS LCD with 1280×800 resolution, Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 chip, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera, Li-Po battery and more. The slate was came with Ice Cream Sandwich but worry not as the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is also available for download.
The Transformer TF300T slate is available in two models – 16GB and 32GB and GameStop is offering the 32GB Transformer Pad for just $300 even with many pre-installed high-end games such as the Gran Theft Auto and Max Payne Mobile, keep in mind these are paid games available in the Google Play Store but the slate with have pre-installed and you’ll have to pay nothing.
Many people love to buy an Android device because it offers amazing customization even rooting an Android device voids limitations of manufacture and gives you super users rights over your phone and lets you customize any aspect of device, customization is one of great benefit that force us to root our Android devices.
But rooting is not really easy, you need to use very complicated methods to root your Android device even wrongs moves can brick your device and even may lose the warranty of device, but a senior XDA developer Chainfire has made it really with CF-Auto-Root tool, first CF-root tool was available just for Samsung devices but later Chainfire released the tool for Nexus devices and it root the device in no time, even newbies can try this because it’s very safer than others, however CF-root tool isn’t available for older Nexus devices yet such as Nexus One and Nexus S but Chainfire has released it for all latest Nexus devices.
In recent times ASUS has announced the MeMo Pad that would be available with a super-low price tag – just $150. It’s a Nexus 7-like tablet however specs aren’t powerful than the Nexus 7, but it’s worthy to try because of multi-tasking. It’s best for those of you who looking for an Android tablet to gain basic experience. Nothing is especial but $150 price tag and Jelly Bean OS is great and since this is ASUS tablet, you should not be worried about OS updates because ASUS is known to push quick updates.
Of course the Android 4.2 comes with many useful features such as gesture-based keyboard, panorama photography mode and more but it also brought a few bugs, however Android development community is figuring out all bugs but bit slowly like here’s charging bug. Some people are facing charging issues on the Nexus 7 tablet, some user don’t active their device for a few hours until the battery runs completely dry. When you do so, your tablet take you into a screen flashing and when you connect it to charger it won’t bring you want, some users reported that the tablet won’t turn on with buttons, here’s fix for them.