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Asus Zenfone 3 update: Android 7.0 Nougat rollout has resumed

The Asus Zenfone 3, which saw its release in the USA in October 2016, started to get the update to Android 7.0 Nougat in January this year. However, Asus had to put it on hold as there appeared to be bugs with the update. But now, the Nougat roll out has resumed to the Asus Zenfone 3. Originally released with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Zenfone 3 update will bring many software improvements owners can look forward to.

Device Android 6.0.1 Android 7.0
Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL) Yes Yes
Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL) Yes Yes

The mid-range Zenfone 3 is quite the eye-catcher with its glass and metal frame. It boasts a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 5.2 or a 5.5-inch Full HD display which left a lasting impression on us in our hands-on review. New features from Android Nougat will make it even better.

The Android update to the two model sizes, ZE520KL (5.2-inch) and ZE552KL (5.5-inch), will spruce up the interface and features found in the Asus smartphone. It will bring multi-window support as well as improved Doze power management. Other elements of Nougat that will come too are the new notifications panel, quick switch between apps, data saver and file-based encryption, to name a few.

Do you own a Zenfone 3, and are you looking forward to Nougat? Make sure to let us know if you got the update and if you noticed any problems.

Source: GSM Arena



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  • Ron R 4 months ago Link to comment

    My Zen3 Max ZC520tl updated without the normal android robot showing and found out later from ASUS that the SD memory is locked out of system, and they blamed it on Google and refused to help. Upgrade to 7.0 makes the phone a throw away unless it can be removed!®z

  • The update has reduced the phone's speed and battery efficiency has reduced significantly. RAM is also occupied by a lot

  • I had updated zenfone 3 5.5 to nougat and it's buggy AF. I have to restart my phone in order to use it again. Tsk3

  • tried to update my phone yesterday. Corrupt device, phone won't boot, recovery mode won't work. Thank you Google.

  • Sergio L. 10 months ago Link to comment

    I updated my ZE520KL today. Till now, only smiles from ear to ear. First impressions are positive. The Zenfone 3 got better gas.

    • Could you please tell us about the bloatware that can be uninstalled completely and about the boatware that can be disabled only? Thanks in advance

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