Asustek’s Padfone Confirmed To Use Latest Android Version


On Wednesday, the Taiwanese company Asustek, confirmed that its upcoming device Padfone (set for launch somewhere near Christmas) will be using Google’s latest Android Ice Cream Sandwhich (ICS).

The Padfone, which will go on sale at the end of this year or maybe in the first quarter of 2012, allows users to display pictures or videos on a 10.1-inch tablet from a 4.3-inch smartphone seamlessly and to extend the battery life of the phone when the two are combined.

“We chose the Ice Cream Sandwich because of its better integration across different platforms,” said Alex Sun, corporate vice president and general manager of Asustek’s personal mobile devices BU, to the reporters on the sidelines while at a mobile briefing to promote the local developement of mobile apps.

Sun also said Asustek plans to launch the 2nd generation of the Padfone in the first half of 2012, which is expected to support long-term evolution (4G/LTE) wireless broadband technology and three-dimensional (3D).

So we are expecting a second generation of Padfone sporting 4G/LTE wireless technology and will most likely come equipped with a 3D (glasses-free) touchscreen display.