ASUS Padfone 2

Last updated: May 14th, 2012.

The ASUS Padfone 2 is said to be the next iteration to the Padfone. But more than a successor, it seems to be an improved version. Details are still scarce, but the main difference, based on what we know, is that it will come with 4G data capabilities.

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ASUS details Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades for several PadFone devices

ASUS has just announced plans to bring the upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat and the newest version of their Zen UI to several of their tablet and phone devices. The list isn’t terribly long, though we imagine ASUS isn’t done evaluating their plans for the entirety of their portfolio. Look straight ahead for the official …

ASUS Padfone 2 receives Jelly Bean

While the Padfone 2 might not be one of ASUS’ most marketable devices there is, there’s no doubt ASUS wants to maintain the reputation it has built for itself in the way of timely Android upgrades. That’s why ASUS has started pushing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out to the device starting today. The over-the-air process …

White ASUS Padfone 2 spotted in the wild

The ASUS Padfone 2 is a great device no matter what color it’s in, but some people take their gadgets’ coat of paint so seriously that they might even pass on buying one if it’s not to their liking. As Apple took the liberty to confirm early on in the portable electronics boom people seem …

ASUS announces the PadFone 2: 4.7-inch smartphone with 10.1-inch tablet dock

In  a dual launch event spanning two continents, ASUS unveiled the followup to the PadFone, the phone/tablet combo that launched only a few months back. The new ASUS PadFone 2 improves on the original, growing the screen size to 4.7 inches while reducing the phone’s overall thickness to 9mm. The Super IPS+ display carries a …

ASUS Padfone 2 revealed in first-look video

Buried towards the tail-end of this look at a couple Windows 8 devices from ASUS is our first look at the Padfone 2, a device that ASUS will formally unveil at the beginning of next week. While the phone itself looks similar to the first iteration of the device (save for a slightly larger 4.7-inch …

ASUS Padfone 2 approved by GCF, LTE radios on board

As we wait for the official announcement, the ASUS Padfone 2 has just been approved by the Global Certification Forum ( a board that ensures global compatibility between networks and devices). The report shows a flurry of radios and networks the device will be compatible with, but the most exciting news will be that the …

ASUS schedules dual Padfone 2 launch events for October 16

ASUS isn’t keeping any secrets with an invitation they just sent out to press in Italy and Taiwan. Emblazoned in bold lettering at the top of the invite is “Padfone 2.” So, yep, the cat’s out of the bag. Interestingly, ASUS is actually holding two concurrent events to introduce the followup to the phone/tablet combo …

Benchmark results show quad-core CPU for ASUS PadFone 2

The followup to the ASUS PadFone has made an appearance in the AnTuTu benchmark database, and the results suggest a slightly beefed up phone-in-a-tablet is on our future. From the sound of things, ASUS is going quad-core this time, which seems like a no-brainer given the PadFone’s position as a top tier device in the …

Padfone 2 already on the ASUS slate, will feature 4G

ASUS is ramping up for the launch of the long-awaited Padfone three-in-one concept. The gem of Mobile World Congess, the phone within a tablet within a laptop promises to be one of the most intriguing device rollouts in a long while, but it remains to be seen if the concept catches on with the general …