Asus has been known to dabble in the world of hybrids, both capable of switching between smartphone and tablet modes and change appearance from tab to laptop, but their next family of devices looks a tad more on the conventional side of things.
Despite previous reports that pegged LG and HTC as the likeliest candidates for co-branding the 2014 Nexus 7 alongside Google, it appears Asus has a shot at being chosen again as well.
With the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 out the door already, the likely LG-made N5 is by far the most hyped and anticipated new Google device tipped for a commercial launch by the end of the year. But what about the second-gen Nexus 10?
And just like that, Asus’ Padfone family, viewed by many as a niche line unable to ever break into the mainstream, has reached the point where it officially consists of four, count’em four members.
Although the upgraded version of the Fonepad has stopped being a secret ages ago, Asus seems keen to keep a tight lid on it for a while longer. Probably until the new Transformer Pad, PadFone mini, MeMoFone HD 5 and MeMoPad HD 8 will themselves become official, which should happen any day now.
Big day today for Asus as far as media attention goes, with a large chunk of the company’s near future plans revealed courtesy of two subsequent leaks. The Taiwanese are reportedly working on a follow-up to Samsung’s Nexus 10, plus an array of 100% self-branded phones and tabs.
Following the MeMo Pad HD 7, MeMo Pad FHD 10 and FonePad Note, all unveiled last week, Asus appears to be readying yet another Android-based tablet, known right now just by a fairly enigmatic codename – K008.