XDA Developers: ZenPad S Root achieved
It will be interesting to see how many XDAers pick up this tablet and what — if anything — they do with it after root.
— thanks to MadSquabbles in Comments.
Prior Asus ZenPad S 8.0 posts
Filed under iPad Mini Clones
I’m curious – do either the Zenpad or the Galaxy S2 support the apt-x codec for bluetooth audio? It turns out that the difference between good and bad bluetooth audio is painfully obvious (and it’s all over the map, too – the Nexus 7 doesn’t have aptx but sounds notably better than the Tab Pro 8.4 – also lacking apt-x.)
The nex 9 has aptx, but I’ve read so much negative about it that I was thinking about an s2 8 – until I realize that I’m not seeing aptx as supported on it.
the Asus device looks pretty good, especially in the higher spec configuration – that’s 100 bucks I’m willing to pay, as it’s more than just a little flash thrown in for the money.
But I can’t tell if they have aptX on it or not.
I have no idea. Audio is not something I pay attention to.
No, Asus uses Broadcom Wifi/Bluetooth/FM radio chips. The z580c has a BCM4343S the z580ca uses a BCM4339. CSR purchased the IP for APTx in 2010. Broadcom dropped APTx about a year later as they did not want to pay royalties to a competitor. Samsung bought the IP for the Bluetooth/APTx stack in silicon for their phones with the agreement CSR stay out of the phone market. You will find it in Samsung phones. I am surprised it is not in the Tab S2. I guess they didn’t think that it was worth the royalties.
I should have checked this site first. The z580c is listed as having it. They probably do it in software.
From the same website: We are pleased to announce that as of August 13, 2015, Qualcomm Global Trading Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has completed its acquisition of CSR plc. For more information, please see the press release
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