So you own an Asus PadFone 2, the second-generation Android smart phone. With the much-anticipated upgrade announcement the tablet has surely turn out to be a tablet at your ease, named Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The publication also discloses that Asus is all set to sell a white PadFone 2, if you haven’t purchased it yet. The new white colour option is now obtainable in Singapore, selling for Singapore dollar 1,099 and 1,239, for 32GB or the 64GB version respectively.
Though the Padfone 2 may not be one of ASUS’ most profitable devices but there is absolutely no doubt that ASUS does not want to spoil the reputation it has built over the years because of the device. And hence, has offered timely upgrade for the device.
The smart phone features a 10.92-cm (4.3-inch) display and when it is put on view in the PadFone station, it converts into a 23.4-cm (10.1-inch) tablet monitor. The battery capacity of the device also increases to 5 times.
The PadFone Station converts the PadFone to a mega portable and convenient computing device. The gadget also comes with the choice of a PadFone Stylus earpiece. The PadFone Stylus headphone is chiefly a Bluetooth stylus pen that converts to an earpiece to enable the user to pick up calls easily. This incorporated headphone makes absolute sense as it would certainly be a good deal of help, especially while functioning on the bigger tablet using the stylus. This tablet device comes with Android 4.0 also referred to as Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS) and combines with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip that also has Adreno 225 GPU. The device displays a fantastic Amoled screen with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. It also includes a Bluetooth (version 4.0) and an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus.
DETAILS FOR THE DEVICE
Early reports show that the Jelly Bean up-gradation for PadFone 2 is hitting users in Japan, Hong Kong, and other locations as well. To add to it, ASUS has also published the update files for WWE and HK versions, so that it becomes feasible for users to grab it by themselves. This manual ASUS PadFone 2 up gradation is heard to bring certain updates that the automatic or the previous version of the same lacked.
This up-gradation to 4.1 proposes numerous improvements; it completely revolutionizes the whole device system. It is also reported that both the Padfone’s audio class and its USB Internet partaking have been enhanced to give that superior quality audio and better connectivity. Other features of the device have also been enhanced like the GPS has been optimized to perform better. The camera has also received some augmentations, including superior focus quality and photo improvement features.
The ASUS Studio has also added tools for image editing. The video streaming playback has also been optimized for better pixel quality videos. The other update files like the one for WWE update is only for consumer using firmware versions 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. If the automatic update has not been received on any hand set then it can also be manually configured.
IN THE END
So ASUS does not let anything harm its name. To maintain its credibility in the market it has offered upgrades for its not so profitable and famous device. The features added in the upgrade are targeted to completely change the face of the device. So be ready to be part of the change if you own an ASUS PadFone 2.