Last year in November, Asus announced a list of devices which will get the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But the timeframe was not announced that when will these devices get Marshmallow.
Asus has again announced the list of devices, this time with a timeframe, which will get the Android Marshmallow. This list is updated and includes 3 devices which were not present in the previous list. Here is the list of all the devices Asus announced for Marshmallow.
- PadFone S (PF500KL)
- 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)
There is another good news as well for some users. Asus will not be including some of its bloatware in the favor of Google’s official apps. The new updates will include Google Calendar, Gmail and Messenger. Which means that ZenUI apps, including Asus Messenger, Asus Mail and Asus Calendar, will no longer be included.
The apps will not disappear only by installing the latest update. You’ll have to factory reset your phone to make those apps disappear. However, all of the ZenUI apps will be available on Play Store in case you need them.
The Android Marshmallow update will bring traditional Marshmallow features including Doze and improved app permissions along with performance improvements and optimization.
The Marshmallow update will be available for all of the phones listed above in Q2 2016.