As promising as this tablet looks and as ready as it had seemed, ASUS isn’t looking to rush this one – the Eee Pad Slider has been delayed until Autumn, which means we could see its launch slip into early-mid Q4 if they aren’t careful. They’re running surveys to “understand what is important” for their customers. Sounds to me like they weren’t 100% satisfied or confident with what they had. Considering this is such a unique and unexplored concept even with the Eee Pad Transformer out and doing well, we can’t say we blame them too much. Fall is really the latest they can launch this thing without being overshadowed and passed up by competitors. [Facebook via Engadget]
stars Popular this Weeklaunch
more_vertGalaxy S8 leaks show multiple angles
In case you haven’t gotten enough of the Galaxy S8, here’s another set of photos to get you excited for next week’s unveiling.
Google Home has been out for a little over 6 months now, but it seems the product is still a bit half-baked. Illustrating this point is a video that perfectly shows our frustrations in dealing with Google’s AI-infused smart speaker.
more_vertGoogle Assistant adds sports jokes
Google Assistant has added a whole new category of dad jokes to its arsenal: ones that involve sports.
more_vertQualcomm blocked Samsung
The Exynos chips have been made exclusively for Samsung phones, but apparently, Samsung tried to sell them to other manufacturers. A new report claims Qualcomm prevented that from happening.
Fossil-owned fashion brand Michael Kors has announced 2 new Access smartwatches for launch this year. They’ll be donning Android Wear 2.0 and have some significant improvements.
A new series of images show off various interface aspects of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The images also show a brief size comparison to the LG V20.
Google is sending out emails to G Suite admins letting them know that they’ll be ending SMS support in Hangouts on May 22nd. The changes wont affect Google Voice users, but Google will be urging everyone else to use a different app to handle SMS on their device.
more_vertSamsung announces Bixby
Samsung must have figured “hell, we accidentally confirmed Bixby on multiple occasions by now, we might as well just announced the darned thing.” And so they did today.