Android 5.0 Lollipop sweetness is rolling out to Asus tablets, with the 7-inch Android tablet with combined phone Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CL) being the first Asus tablet to ship with Android 5.0.
The Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CL) was launched last fall, and is mostly identical to the Asus Fonepad 7 (FE7530CXG) or ASUS Fonepad 7 (FE375CG), except that it has a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3530 processor, and 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB.
The battery life is also improved to extend to 12 hours, instead of the average 11.5 hours. As for the other specs it carries the usual 7-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution display, 8GB/16GB storage options, and 4G/3G/2G network supports.
The price is around $250, which feels like a lot of money for a mere 7-inch HD tablet, but improves at least a little when you know that you can also make phone calls from the Fonepad tablet phone.
Note that the Asus Fonepad 7 (FE375CG) model is still at version Android 4.4, and that Asus have not said when they will update it to Android 5.0.
– Jim Miller