ASUS Padfone delayed because of Ice Cream Sandwich

Remember the ASUS Padfone that was officially announced in May? Since then, there hasn’t been any sign or news of the device – until now. Alex Sun, head of ASUS’ Personal Mobile Device department, has stated that the hybrid ASUS Padfone will be arriving with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hence the delay of the phone/tablet. Ice Cream Sandwich is said the version of Android that is said to solve fragmentation issues and will also be the OS that runs on both tablets at smartphones – which is pretty important in the Padfone’s case since it is a tablet/smartphone hybrid.

If that’s the case, it looks like it’s going to be a long wait, because according to previous reports about Ice Cream Sandwich (if it turns out to be true) – it’s nowhere near completion in its current state. Which means that the device could possibly be delayed until next year. Hopefully its hardware won’t be outdated by then.

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