Being a niche device isn't necessarily a bad thing. I've personally never used the PadFone 2, but I like the idea of a smartphone that docks into a tablet. It's all the joy of both form factors, minus the hassle of maintaining two devices. Those who do happen to own the device have seen a steady stream of updates roll out as the months have gone by. While the latest update may not jump the device past version 4.1, it does usher in a slew of bug fixes and other general improvements.