ASUS to Launch Transformer Prime Nov. 9, Windows 8 Tablets Next Year

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More news from ASUS has arrived, with a PowerPoint slide from the company’s third quarter earnings report detailing its upcoming Eee Pad strategy. 

ASUS PowerPoint slideIn addition to earlier reports that the quad-cored Transformer Prime will eventually feature the latest version of Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, it appears the device is also slated for a Nov. 9 release. But of course that is not all for ASUS, the Taiwanese manufacturer will also release two more Android-based tablets in the first quarter of 2012, though the slide did not specify any details. 

Additionally, ASUS has decided to stray a bit from its friends at Google and will offer its first two Windows 8 tablets by this time next year, or sometime in the third quarter of 2012 to be precise. No other details of these plans have been mentioned at this time. With Windows 8 borrowing heavily from its mobile brethren, Window Phone 7, the platform brings its signature live tiles to tablets and PCs. 

As for Android, the latest version 4.0 is said to be a complete overhaul from previous systems. Google revealed some new features during the unveiling of the OS, such as the ability to create folders by simply stacking apps, the addition of a recent apps menu that allows you to manually stop any application and the ability to take screen shots by simultaneously pressing the power and volume buttons. 

Source: Engadget 





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