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Asus has a few new tablets on the way, and at least some models are expected to bear the ZenPad name (which makes sense, since the company already offers Zenfone smartphones and Zenbook laptops).
A few more details about the upcoming tablets have been uncovered in the past few days… which also makes sense, since there’s a good chance Asus will officially reveal its new hardware at the Computex trade show in early June.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web, which makes sense because that’s what I usually write as a prelude to a Lilbit article.
- Asus ZenPad pictures leaked, probably launching at Computex
The tablets are expected to come with 8 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel or 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel displays, and now we have a rough idea what they’ll look like. [AusDroid]
- More Asus ZenPad model numbers surface
Oh yeah… there might be some other models too. Asus lists a whole bunch of model numbers on its website. Don’t read too much into that though: the company offers a bunch of different versions of the Zenfone 2, but only two configurations are available for purchase in the US (unless you buy an international model from an importer). [Notebook Italia]
- Google’s Roboto font family goes open source
The font that Google uses for Android and Chrome is now available to all. Actually, you could already use it… but now you can modify it or use the toolchain created to build it. [Google]
- Twitter’s Periscope live video streaming app hits Android today
Initially available only for iPhone, the live streaming app (and Meerkat competitor) is now available from the Play Store. [Google Play]
- GIV Mobile drops prices of most unlimited data plans by $5 per month
Unlimited data plans now start at $25 per month, although you’ll want to pay at least $30 if you want some 4G data. The cheaper plan only includes unlimited data at 2G speeds. [GIV Mobile / PR Newswire]
- Zombie GigaOm website to return from the dead in August… without any of its former writers
Brought to you buy a former big shot at content farm network Demand Media. [Talking New Media]
- Walmart’s Amazon Prime-like service to be called ShippingPass, expected to cost $50 per year
You won’t get any free music or movies, but if all you care about is free shipping, that price is half what Amazon charges. [TechCrunch]