Android 6.0 Marshmallow is still rolling out to compatible devices at a time when Android Nougat is expected to hit the smartphone world.
Not surprising, ASUS is one of the companies that is still struggling with rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its devices. While it has managed to do so with quite a number of them, it is only now that the ZenFone Selfie and the ZenFone Zoom are being lined up for the update.
The ZenFone Laser was the first ASUS smartphone to be updated with Android Marshmallow. Later on in June, the ZenFone Max went through the same tunnel. Now that the update is coming to the ZenFone Selfie and ZenFone Zoom, the two will now add up to make it four ASUS devices that will so far have received the Marshmallow update. Still, it is better late than never.
While the updates are expected to come in with some really needed updates, it seems this will involve losing some of the current apps installed on the phones. As for the ZenFone Zoom, the update will eliminate the likes of ASUS Backup, ZenFlash, Google Play Books, Games, Newsstand, and Google+. If you still need these apps, you can always get them from the official Play Store. Carrying out a factory reset will also eliminate the likes of ASUS Calendar, Email, Browser, Messaging and Music, all of which the Taiwanese company advises that users can turn to options offered by Google. Coming to the ZenFone Selfie, you will be losing even more, including the likes of Omlet, Mirror, and Dr. Eye.
All these will also include Google-based updates that will bring features such as Doze mode, App Standby, Google Now on Tap as well as better apps permissions system that allows users to choose what exactly apps can access on their devices and at what time.
ASUS will also be rolling out this year’s ZenFone 3 series next week Tuesday, but reports claim that this will only be happening in its home country of Taiwan. There is still no mention of when exactly these devices will show up in the U.S., but we’ll keep monitoring the situation and bring you the latest developments.