Your Asus Zenfone will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in Q2

Your Asus Zenfone will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in Q2

If you own an Asus Zenfone, you’d be happy to know that it will receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the second quarter of 2016. The Android update was originally revealed in last November.

Asus has announced that the Zenfone 2, Zenfone 2 Deluxe, Zenfone 2 Laser, Zenfone Selfie, Zenfone Max and Zenfone Zoom will receive the Android Marshmallow update in the second quarter. Additionally, the company has also planned a similar update for the Padfone S.

List of Asus devices that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update:

  • Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML, ZE551ML)
  • Zenfone 2 Deluxe (ZE551ML)
  • Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition (ZE551ML)
  • Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE500KG, ZE500KL, ZE550KL, ZE551KL, ZE600KL, ZE601KL)
  • Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL)
  • Zenfone Max (ZC550KL)
  • Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML)
  • Padfone S (PF500KL)

The Android Marshmallow update on the compatible Zenfone and Padfone models will bring features like Google Now on Tap, Doze mode and improved app permissions. Also, the update will come with updated version of Google Messenger, Calendar and Gmail apps that will replace the existing Asus Messenger, Asus Mail and Asus Calendar.

Asus is quite likely to provide the new Android update as an over-the-air (OTA) release. You would receive a push notification following its arrival on your device. Alternatively, you could also check its availability manually by going to ‘System update’ option from ‘About’ settings.

The Zenfone devices that will receive the Android Marshmallow update are presently running on Android Lollipop operating system. But the previous Zenfone range, including the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6, isn’t compatible to receive the new version.

Asus hasn’t defined any reason for leaving the first-generation Zenfone range. However, it appears to be some hardware compatibility issues.

That said, you’ll now have to wait just for few months to experience the latest Android version on your Zenfone smartphone.

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