A month after unveiling a Titanium Edition of the ZenFone Max Pro M2, Asus has now clarified the list of device to actually get the latest update to Google’s mobile OS – Android Pie. The list includes 15 devices of which two have already received an update with the third one expected to get it soon.
The new comes from Asus’ ZenTalk forum where the official handle shared the full list of Asus Zenfone models set to receive a planned upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie in 2019. The list of devices is as follows:
|Asus Phone||Model Number|
|ZenFone 4 Max||ZC554KL|
|ZenFone 4 Selfie||ZD553KL|
|ZenFone 4 Max||ZC520KL|
|ZenFone 4 Max||ZB520KL|
|ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Clear Soft Bumper||ZB570TL|
|ZenFone Live (L1) Clear Soft Bumper||ZA550KZ / ZA551KL|
|ZenFone Max Pro(M1)||ZB602KL / ZB601KL|
|ZenFone Max (M1) Clear Soft Bumper||ZB555KL / ZB556KL|
|ZenFone 5 Lite||ZS620KL|
|ASUS ROG Phone||ZS600KL|
|ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Clear Soft Bumper||ZB631KL/ ZB630KL|
|ZenFone Max (M2) Clear Soft Bumper||ZB633KL / ZB632KL|
While the list confirms Android Pie updates to the aforementioned phones, Asus hasn’t yet revealed the actual rollout schedule for these devices. It’s to be noted that Asus has already released Android 9 Pie for the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Z. While the former got it early around December last year, the latter received the update last month. In addition to that, Asus is also beta testing Android 9 Pie on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and will soon roll out the update to the ROG Phone.
With the latest Android 9.0 Pie version, users will be able to use the all-new gesture-based navigation coupled with new wellness features like Dashboard, which analyses the amount of time one speed on an application. The Pie update also brings new DND mode that turns the display in greyscale, while the Wind Down mode switches on Night Light when you are going to bed. Apart from this, there are new gesture controls, a new pill-shaped icon for navigations, refined notifications and Quick Settings, vertical volume controls and new power menu among others.
We’ll know more as Asus gets beta testing the updates on their devices in the coming months.