Last year it was announced that Hasbro was going to sue Asus over the branding of the Transformer Prime; apparently, people all over the planet were confusing a tablet with shape-shifting robots. Now the case has been settled—Hasbro lost a preliminary hearing—but the court ruling is quite hilarious.
That super-powered quad core dream machine known as Transformer Prime? It's available with Ice Cream Sandwich starting today.
We recently reviewed—and rather liked—the Asus Transformer Prime. It was the best Android tablet out there. Oh, until Asus dropped its new higher-end Transformer Prime, complete with a 1080p screen and improved back panel. Joy!
I suppose it's not a little ironic that what is easily the best Android tablet yet does not look a little bit like an iPad, but a lot like an iPad, and is being sued for trademark infringement—though not by Apple. If you want to be generous, you could say that Asus's Transformer Prime stands on the shoulders of…
Asus has been the target of criticism from some angry power users who are worried they won't be able to customize the brand new Transformer Prime as much as they want to. And rightly so!
All in all, we think Android Ice Cream Sandwich is pretty good. But we only got to play with it on a phone. What's it like on a tablet? That's still to be determined, but we can get a rough idea from this Nvidia video.
When Apple's Power Mac G4 came out it was classified as a super computer. It had dual-processors! What would the people of the past have made of this tablet computer, which is the first to have a quad-core processor?
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.